Bisila Bikoko appointed Global Female Wave of Change Ambassador
Female wave of Change is very excited to announce that Bisila Bokoko has accepted the role of Global Ambassador. Given her international roots, her businesses, her non-profit projects and network all over the globe, it was the only good choice we could make to offer her the Global Ambassador role. From the first meeting on Bisila embraced the Female Wave of Change vision and is already connecting with women worldwide to create waves!
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Advisor, Show-host, Founder
From hosting at the UN in Switzerland to delivering powerful keynotes in Dominican Republic, and on-air radio hosting in South Africa, Bisila Bokoko has shared her business expertise and inspirational journey with audiences across the world during her 18-year career.
Top 10 most Influential Spanish Women in American Business
She developed her expertise in geopolitics, tourism, and culture by working closely with cities in Spain and countries in Africa. By cultivating relationships with foreign Heads of State and international business leaders she became one of the ten most influential Spanish women in American business. She has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Bloomberg TV, Black Enterprise, Harper’s Bazaar & other top publications.
Bisila Bokoko has an impressive track record of taking businesses from local to global. As the Executive Director of the Spain-US Chamber of Commerce for 7 years, she worked closely with a wide range of industries and leading Spanish brands.
In 2012 she founded BBES, a New York- based business development agency that represents, promotes and markets brands internationally. Bisila also serves as an advisor to emerging leaders, providing guidance on personal branding and leadership that prepares them to move to the global stage and share their expertise worldwide.
Her African Roots
Bisila’s desire to empower those less fortunate to create a better life, inspired her to found BBALP, a non-profit organization committed to opening libraries throughout Africa with current presence in Ghana, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda.
She fronted the women’s scheme and actively worked to support female entrepreneurs in their efforts to launch businesses. In addition, Bokoko hosted the Pikolinos Maasai Gala at the United Nations to support the Kenyan tribe. Through the Maasai Project, over 1,600 Maasai women hand embroider leather onto Pikolinos shoes and bags enabling them to earn a stable income while preserving their cultural heritage and way of life.
Advisory Board Member United Nations EMPRETTEC Women Programs
Bisila Bokoko serves as an advisory board member of United Nations EMPRETTEC Women Programs, fostering entrepreneurship skills among women in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
Bokoko earned an MBA in Business Administration and Economics in Madrid from San Pablo University, a certificate of British Law at the University of Manchester, and a M.A in International Relations from City University of New York. She graduated in October 2017 as a Naam Yoga Teacher and practices Iyengar on a regular basis.
A native of Valencia Spain, her family roots stemmed from the Bubi Tribe in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. She describes herself as “a cultural hybrid,” born in Spain to African parents, becoming an American citizen and living in New York City for the last fifteen years. She is fluent in Spanish, French, and basic German.
Let’s create huge waves Bisila all over the world!