Ep 48: Karen Okonkwo, To be Successful, Always Strive to be a Student

Ep 48- Karen Okonkwo, Co-Founder, Tonl .png

This week’s episode is the amazing millennial co-founder of Tonl,  a platform committed to transforming the stock photography industry by displaying images of diverse people and their stories around the world. 


Karen and Joshua, have been very intentional about their entrance into the stock photography world that they have been featured in all of the reputable digital publication from ForbesCreate & CultivatePopsugarNPR, to OkayAfrica and the list goes on. In their short lifespan, Tonl has worked with Google Chrome book, Adobe to mention a couple.


In this episode, we talk about:


  • The genesis of Tonl

  • How the killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the misrepresentation and false stories being portrayed of them sparked the additional onset of TONL

  • How to run an intentional digital business 

  • How remaining a student will set you up for success 

  • Importance of understanding your industry 

  • How to work with and understand a Co-Founder

  • How having the correct marketing plan and PR will set you up for succeed  

  • How Tonl photographers are vetted and selected 

Connect Karen 

@Karen Okonkwo on Instagram 

Website – Tonl

@Tonl on Instagram  

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Website - www.thoseafricanchicks.com

 Edited & Produced – Podcast Maven

Music - Nice To You - YT Audio Library

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