After graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2013, I became a financial inclusion professional. In 2015, I led a financial inclusion and behavioural economics project for the London Housing Financial Inclusion Group, in collaboration with the UK Governments Behavioural Insights team.
My career in financial inclusion inspired me to study MSc Social Business and Microfinance in Glasgow. While studying this course, I wrote a report regarding Corporate Social Responsibility. The report was published by UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), as a winner of their national writing competition. I later graduated with a Distinction and the prize for best dissertation, for my research on entrepreneurship amongst black and minority ethnic (BME) participants of the informal economy.
I have moderated panels at conferences and delivered talks at a number of events, including a TedxEuston Salon in London and the ‘Symposium on Ethics and Social Responsibility Research’ in Lisbon, Portugal.
I am an international development enthusiast, so it is not uncommon for me to spend my spare time at conferences related to this topic. I have presented at the Uganda High Commissions Education Conference to highlight the challenges and potential solutions for transitioning from education to employment in Uganda.
I occasionally volunteered at Windsor Fellowship, where we interviewed and shortlisted outstanding African-Caribbean undergraduates for a Bank of England scholarship programme.
As of 2019, I am also studying for my Doctorate.
Qualifications, Affiliations and Memberships
- Associate of Chartered Management Institute (ACMI)
- MSc Social Business and Microfinance
- BSc Town Planning and Social Policy
- Social Enterprise UK
Research and Publications
- Social Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainable Development Goals, Ethnic Minorities, Entrepreneurship, Widening Participation
- Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) respondents in this research. A relationship between the informal economy and entrepreneurship
- Company X vs Ogoni Controversy: Local Communities as Pivotal Stakeholders in Business Considerations