I’m Onyinye Udokporo, one of the UK's youngest education experts, an Edtech entrepreneur, dyslexic author, Factual TV presenter and pioneer of social mobility. My entrepreneurship journey started when I was 12 years old when I began tutoring children & young people from the local community in my parent's living room. After winning 2 scholarships to study Online Education at Tsinghua University, I returned to the U.K. and founded Enrich Learning - an Online Tuition provider and EdTech Software Distributor.
My goal is to bridge the education achievement gap in society through the means of affordable, high quality, online group tuition classes as well as providing an expert-led community for parents & carers who wish to improve the education of their children.
I’m a proud advocate of Dyslexia and Neurodiversity. I was diagnosed with dyslexia aged 11 and was disappointed with the lack of diversity I was presented with when I was looking for support. I feel that sharing my journey will help those who like me will help them understand that they’re not alone in navigating their neurodivergence. My first book about my dyslexic journey will be available for purchase in September 2022.
I love working in the Education sector however, there are moments when I find it challenging because there aren’t many women, there are very few Black people in positions of leadership and neurodivergence at times is not even recognised. A huge positive are the gifts that come with being dyslexic. I am able to see the world in ways that others cannot, which has enabled me to build a unique business that is solving problems that in some cases, people have said would be impossible to solve.
My advice to my fellow dyslexic woman is to focus on your own personal journey. We live in a world where we are constantly compared to others – at work, on social media and in our private lives. I make efforts to focus on me and my journey whilst staying inspired by people around me. I’d also say do not be afraid to ask for help. We’re wired differently and that’s beautiful. Being wired differently means we may need assistance that’s okay too. Embrace support.