Lola Bakare


  • Coach
  • Consultant
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Lola Bakare is a top consultant on diversity in advertising, CMO Advisor, creator of Anthem award-winning inclusive marketing workshop Maximize The Movement™, and a 2022 LinkedIn Top Voice. She has recently been named one of fifteen 2022 LinkedIn Top Voices in Marketing & Advertising and a Forbes CMO Network contributor.


Helping ambitious leaders become their highest professional selves.

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Popular Talks

Unleash Your Magic
An interactive workshop for leaders that teaches them the importance of finding their magic and sharing it through their own authentic take on a high-impact personal brand.

Unlocking Your Brand
An interactive workshop that teaches executives how to discover and articulate the essence of their value in a TVP (true value prop) statement that elevates and differentiates them so they naturally stand out and attract opportunities in perfect alignment to what they really want to do.

Workshops & Coaching


Maximize The Movement
An interactive workshop for marketing teams that teaches the importance of responsible marketing and how to create an authentic and inclusive marketing strategy

How To Be Heard / Unsilence Your Voice
An interactive workshop for women+ ERGs and organizations that teaches women+ leaders to unlock the power of their voices and learn how to not just be listened to, but how to be truly heard.


As a coach to CMOs and marketing execs, Lola combines empathy, insider knowledge, and a contagiously motivational energy to serve as an advisor and thought partner they trust and come to rely upon to accelerate success, break through blockers, spend less time spinning their wheels, and more time getting ahead.

“On behalf of our agency, thank you so much for your time, energy, and thoughtfulness in both of today’s sessions. We couldn’t be more thankful for the inspirational dialogue, and please know it’s unquestionably the start of something even more magical.”
– Kristina Husted, Group Strategy Director, Madwell

"Oh my gosh, THANK YOU! Out of all of the sessions we have had, this one by far received the most praise from the team."

Lola Bakare is an Anthem Award-Winning Inclusive Marketing Strategist, creator of Maximize The Movement™, advisory board member at Sparks & Honey, and founder of be/co, a boutique consultancy that empowers brands and marketing leaders with strategic guidance, coaching, training, and workshops that unleash new levels of success.

With a wealth of experience on the frontlines of marketing leadership at The Daily Dot, PepsiCo, New World Pasta, Diageo, and Dell, (for world class brands including Gatorade, Ronzoni, and Smirnoff), Lola’s uniquely empathetic approach comes from her deeply nuanced understanding of the unique challenges marketing leaders face across industries.

Her writing and commentary can be found in major publications including AdWeek, Harvard Business Review, Marketing Brew, & Business Insider where she is recognized as one of 13 Top Consultants and Experts helping advertisers with diversity.

She can also be found providing real-time advice to marketers on Fishbowl where she serves as founder and bowl leader of the Women In Marketing Bowl (20k members strong!) Her first book “Responsible Marketing: How To Create An Authentic & Inclusive Marketing Strategy”, is in the works with Kogan Page for an expected July 2023 release.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.