Benny Bonsu, Women’s Sports Editorial Lead, GiveMeSport
Benny Bonsu is an award-winning global Sports Broadcaster and producer currently Women’s Sports Editorial Lead for GiveMeSport. GiveMeSport is a leading next-generation sports media publisher, supported by investment from IMG, a global leader in sports, events and media, boasts the largest single publisher Facebook page in the world, with over 25.6 million members. In addition, GiveMeSport content generates over 3.4 billion impressions1, reaching over 140 million unique users. Benny’s vision and role for GiveMeSport Women are for it to be a global platform where women and girls go to, to get the REAL, HONEST, UNSTOPPABLE, UNAPOLOGETIC, and BOLD news stories and support from the leading women in sports.
Previously she worked for the London 2012 Olympics, Alibaba (AliExpressLIVE), IMG EuroLeague, BBC World service, Sky Sports, MTG Africa, BT Sport, and Matchroom Sport. A huge voice for NBA African players in the league and beyond, Benny is a big advocate for professional and youth development in sport.
Away from sport, Benny is also a celebrated leader in education and in 2017 she was named top 5 in education and academia in the UK as a Rising Star. In 2015, Benny created the Girls In Sports Foundation supported by Fusion Lifestyle to provide opportunities for women and girls to access any and every sport available and inspire them to think or pursue sports as a career, using the spotlight and the real-life stories of leading women in sport.
Benny has been a community activist for sports and community since the age of 13yrs old and she is still going. In 2018, she was named TOP 100 most influential African woman by Okay Africa and nominated for the Sports Woman of the Year by the Batons Award and in 2017, the Women’s Sports Trust named her as TOP 5 Media Personality of the Year. She also serves as an ambassador for UN Women UK for ending violence against women and girls “Draw A Line” campaign and a Board of Director for the Diocese of Westminster.