Mrs. Adenike Ogunlesi is the founder & Chief Responsibility Officer of Ruff ‘n’ Tumble, the foremost indigenous lifestyle brand operating to international standards in the design, manufacturing, and retail of children’s clothing.
Starting from the boot of her car, Adenike has turned Ruff ‘n’ Tumble into an instantly recognizable brand. As an entrepreneur of great vision and determination, she has built a reputation for being the best manufacturer of children’s clothing, with a network of over 15 stores nationwide.
Adenike is the founding member and the first president of the Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) at the Nigeria Employer’s Consultative Association (NECA).
She was an advisory board member of the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) at the Lagos Business School.
She is an advisory board member and mentors at WISCAR (Women in Successful Careers) which is a structured mentoring program for young women.
She is a mentor at the Mara foundation and an avid motivational speaker.
She has won several awards which include; The City people Awards – Female Achiever in the Children’s fashion sector 2001, The Glam Awards 2014 – special honor as a female game changer in the Children’s fashion industry, The Nigerian Entrepreneur Awards 2014 – Award for Creativity and Excellence.
She was a finalist at the CNBC AABLA (All Africa Business Leaders Awards) in the category of the Business Woman of the year 2014.
She was featured in the Africa Open for Business documentary and was recognized as the FATE Foundation Model Entrepreneur in 2005.
She has also been a Non-Executive Director of Lafarge Africa Plc since March 11, 2015.
She is, indeed, an entrepreneur to be emulated. Her doggedness and tenacity is the reason we celebrate her as our WCW!