All His World's a Stage
Published in Inside - Volume XII, No.5
Many people take a break between college and grad school. Busayo Odunlami took six hours, graduating at from
Odunlami is used to quick transitions. Since emigrating from
Odunlami's father and mother, a doctor and a microbiologist, came to
"She was a microbiologist saving lives while still raising three kids. She's been my role model for balancing work and family life" - and also the inspiration for his interest in studying the role of women in corporate leadership. "With corporations being more global, there's a very big need for a different kind of leader," Odunlami says. "I want to focus on how women and corporations can overcome barriers to put women in leadership roles."
In December, Odunlami read his poetry at "Fighting Words," a TC-sponsored event to raise money for the fight against AIDS. In the company of veteran performers who had appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Odunlami, whose own resume includes appearances on All My Children and in fashion shows, won universal accolades - even from the other poets.
"At the end of the day there's only one thing that still excites me, and that's the energy of the crowd," he says.
To the all-important question, "Do you sleep?" Odunlami, laughing, answers: "A lot."previous page