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Ayo Sokale

Ayo Sokale

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Civil engineer, BBC Presenter, Former Deputy Mayor of Reading, Sustainability Speaker, Motivational Speaker, STEM Speaker & Neurodiversity Speaker.

Ayo Sokale is a Chartered Civil engineer, and one of the fastest engineers to achieve this Status. She has vast experience of delivering flood risk management projects, managing people, supervising engineers, influencing policy through key committees, and advocating for sustainability. She is a sought-after speaker on technology, sustainability, engineering, innovation etc.

Ayo is a BBC Broadcaster, featuring most prominently as the co-presenter on CBeebies’ Get Set Galactic – an entertaining, science-based immersive gameshow, exploring themes from gravity and the Solar System to pollination, energy and much more, showcasing her love of working with children and sharing the joys of scientific learning, exploration and experimentation. Ayo has presented for BBC Reel and BBC Bitesize as well as documentaries for the Smithsonian, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Yesterday TV and Channel 5. In addition to presenting for commercial clients such as ITN and Trimble.

She presents and produces STEM content for corporate clients. She is the Creator and Host of the Wednesday Wisdoms Series/Podcast & Everyday Science Series.

Ayo is a Former Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Reading, where she founded Plastic Free Caversham which achieved single plastic free accreditation for Caversham in 2022.

She is Executive Coach working with successful professional who have reached a crossroads to get back into alignment with their values, utilising their unique strengths, interests, and neurology. She has a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome and is an empathetic and inspirational keynote speaker on neurodiversity and mental health.

Ayo is the Author of ‘Othered: How to Thrive & Disrupt in Spaces Not Created for You’. The rights to this are being handled by the BKS Agency.

She is the Founder and CEO of a Tech Start-up developing an application that promises to take the coaching space by storm.

Ayo is a non-linear thinker, generalist with an eclectic background littered with interests and successes, from pageantry where she was Miss Plymouth 2012/2013, Miss Sussex 2013/14, Miss East Sussex 2014/15 and finalist for Miss Galaxy England, Miss Earth and Miss Great Britain, using the platform to support social enterprises and charity, to dancing and horse-riding.

She was nominated Top 50 women in engineering in 2017, was the ICE President’s future Leader in 2018 and was made an animated superhero named Eco Angel to reflect her work in flood risk, protecting communities.

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In person prices:
£6,000 - £8,500
Price based on UK delivery
Virtual Event prices:
£4,000 - £6,000
Black History Month, Confidence, Cultural Change, Current Affairs, Diversity, Environment, Gender Bias, Inclusion, Inspirational, Mental Health, Mindset, Motivation, Neurodiversity, Overcoming Adversity, Personal Development, Politics, Resilience, Science, Self-Belief, Sustainability, Technology, Television, Unconscious Bias, wellbeing, Women in Business

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Ayo was fantastic and the session went down really well. Please extend my thanks to her for such a well presented and well-rounded session, not only touching on race but also neurodiversity a topic we have also presented on earlier in the year.

Monty Onanuga | Senior Risk Manager at ClearBank

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your invaluable contribution to our very first virtual IEMA members’ conference for environment and sustainability professionals. We were all so deeply inspired and empowered by what you shared with us, particularly in the area of tackling the sustainability challenge as professionals and for your ongoing commitment to a more sustainable future. We have already received so much positive feedback from our members around how beneficial and motivational they found the day and how brilliant our speakers were. This event would not have been possible without you.

Sarah Mukherjee MBE | IEMA

Ayo was an excellent speaker for DVERSTY’s Intentional Engineering series, we were humbled to have her. She represented her experiences as a Chartered Civil Engineer and Councillor  extremely well. Delivering her presentation so eloquently, Ayo gave our guests an insight into the DNA of Civil Engineering. We’d like to thank Ayo for encouraging everybody to use their ‘voice’ to challenge injustices seen in their environment.

Joanna Tomlin | Co-Founder & Development Director | DVERSTY

Ayo, I just wanted to say thank you very much for the talk today.  Your energy and passion was incredible and you brought some very valuable insights and practical tips, for which we are very grateful. I truly don’t know where you find the time to do it all, but the talk and what you are achieving was a real inspiration both for me personally and I know for the 120+ people listening in.

Paul Cuff | Chief Executive Officer | XPS

The feedback has been so positive, and the session has already helped so many of our employees. Please thank Ayo for her time and her ENERGY!!

Colette Balado | Vectura

Ayo was brilliant. People found her engaging and energetic. I found her approach – and how interested she was – so helpful; rather than her just having a topic to talk about and talking at us, she was dynamic and bounced from what she knows and feels to how it’s contextualised for us, drawing on things she’d heard already and being considerate of who she is speaking to.

Megan Dixon | Savills


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