BENNY BONSU

C O - O P T E D   M e m b e r

Date Co-Opted:

May 2019

 

Background:

Benny Bonsu is an award-winning global Sports Broadcaster and producer, currently employed as the Head of Women’s Sports for Give Me Sport.  Give Me Sport is a global leader in sports, events and media, boasting the largest single publisher Facebook page in the world, with over 26.6 million members.  In addition, Give Me Sport content generates over 3.4 billion impressions, reaching over 140 million unique users.

Benny’s vision and role for Give Me Sport Women is to establish it as a global platform where women and girls go to to get 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 (AliExpress LIVE), IMG Euro League, BBC World Service, Sky Sports, MTG Africa, BT Sport, and Matchroom Sport. As 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 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 13. 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. In 2017, the Women’s Sports Trust named her as Top 5 Media Personality of the Year. Benny serves as an ambassador for UN Women UK for ending violence against women and girls through the “Draw A Line” campaign and as a Board of Director for the Diocese of Westminster.