Bofta Yimam is a dynamic motivational speaker who mixes high energy storytelling and strong content to EMPOWER people. As a journalist and television personality, she understands the importance of catering the MESSAGE to your particular group. Using her demonstrative abilities and natural charisma, Yimam effectively engages your audience to help SELF-MOTIVATE them toward their goals.
She routinely serves as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Past emcee events include the NAACP Human Rights Dinner & Centennial Celebration (2015, 2016 and 2017), the Robert L. Vann media awards show, the ‘Young, Gifted & Black’ awards program and multiple fashion show fundraisers. Yimam recently performed for ‘Dancing With The Celebrities of Pittsburgh’ which raised funds for a program that helps the elderly community maintain their quality of life and independence.
Yimam was recently honored with the ‘Young, Gifted and Black’ award and also selected as a ‘Women of Excellence’ honoree by the New Pittsburgh Courier.
“This honor recognizes African American women who are leaving lasting marks by making great strides in their professions and positively impacting their communities. These women who were selected from nominations sent in by the newspaper’s readership, have made significant contributions and achievements.”
-New Pittsburgh Courier
Yimam also served as the emcee and National Anthem singer for the Race for Every Women 5K, which helps raise funds for breast cancer awareness among Ethiopian and Eritrean women. Yimam previously served as the guest motivational speaker for Young Ethiopian Professionals, based in Washington D.C., and as a celebrity server for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
She currently serves as the Special Events Chairwoman of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation and volunteers with the University of Pittsburgh Athletics Mentoring program.
“Bofta is talented, conscious and smart. Her capacities as an emcee and journalist are bar none. She is dedicated to the integrity of every story and event in which she is involved and she always delivers class and sophistication.”
-Chase Patterson, Pittsburgh NAACP
“It was wonderful working with a dedicated professional like Bofta. She was so well prepared, and proactive about gathering agenda items- finding out who the VIPs were and important announcements. She kept the mood high, stayed on message, and brought a level of enthusiasm that truly helped us raise a record amount of funds! If we could have her every year we would!”
-Veronica Musie, President of the Alpha Breast Cancer Society Services
“Bofta Yimam’s confidence, clarity of thought and ability to communicate ideas effectively are conveyed in her strong public speaking skills. She possesses professional
expertise in delivering important information succinctly to a wide, diverse audience as a broadcast journalist. Her communication skills have been a valuable asset to the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, for which she is a board member who serves as chair of the Special Events Committee, and has been a past co-host of the federation’s annual awards banquet.”
-Tory N. Parrish, President of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation
“I have attended several events where Bofta Yimam served as the mistress of ceremonies. She is a great speaker; she is professional, knows how to flow from one topic to another and has such a presence. She has a true talent.”
-Ashley Johnson, Young, Gifted & Black Awards Program
Bofta Yimam is such a dynamic and engaging speaker. Your Ethiopian Professionals (YEP) was happy to have her as a guest speaker at one of our events in Washington, D.C. Her speech resonated with our audience of diverse professionals. She has a great ability to connect and inspire her audience. In her lively session, Bofta gave the audience clear tips and actionable suggestions.
-Young Ethiopian Professionals, Washington D.C.
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