Project Description

Ayo Sokale, presenter and keynote speaker
Ayo Sokale, presenter and keynote speaker
Ayo Sokale, presenter and keynote speaker

Ayo Sokale

Civil engineer – BBC Presenter – Politician.

Ayo Sokale possesses an array of talents and expertise, placing her at the cutting edge of the evolving scientific, media and environmental landscape.

Ayo is a Chartered Civil Engineer, Project Manager and Building Information lead for the Environment Agency in Eastern England.

She was a Graduate Civil Engineer on the Environment Agency’s training scheme where she undertook internal and external placements to support her development. This enabled her to sign off her ICE training agreement in 2.5 years and achieve CEng in 3 years.

She has excellent communication, interpersonal skills, well-developed problem solving, site supervision and project management skills.

Ayo was selected as one of Professor Lord Robert Mair’s Future Leaders for his year as President of the ICE. She is one of the ICE’s Water Superheroes aptly named Eco Warrior (previously Angel).

Ayo is also a STEM ambassador and mentor encouraging others to take up careers in Civil Engineering. She was also nominated for the Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35 initiative run by The Telegraph in partnership with The Women’s Engineering Society

Ayo is a presenter and public speaker. She loves the performing arts, fitness and is a presenter for BBC Reel. She has a passion for supporting great causes and has raised funds for a number of charities, using her platform as a beauty queen to support this – finalist for Miss Galaxy England, Miss Earth and Miss Great Britain.

Ayo is a Labour Councillor for Caversham in Reading Borough Council.

Showreel

National Trust Virtual Conference

The Delicious Flavour with a Toxic Secret

Specialist Speaking Topics

Civil Engineering

Flood and coastal Risk Management

The Environment

Environmental Injustice

Water

Project Management

BIM – Building Information Modelling

Digital Twins

Digital Transformation

Sustainability

UN’s 17 sustainable development goals

Construction Health and Safety

Infrastructure

Diversity & Inclusion

Women in STEM

Women in Engineering

Technology

London’s Underground Sewers

Motivational speaking

Ayo Sokale, presenter and keynote speaker

Testimonials

“The most inspirational Civil Engineer I’ve met and I’m sure the pupils felt the same!”

PIGGOTTS SCHOOL

Thank you so much for coming to our certificate presentation evening. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and your words to our departing students hit exactly the right note in terms of inspiration and motivation.

LANGTREE SCHOOL

Thank you so much for coming in to speak to my year group. I have had so much positive feedback from students and teachers alike. You are so inspiring and a fantastic role model.

HIGHDOWN SCHOOL

“Ayo was a brilliant addition to our International Women’s Day celebrations, bringing infectious  energy, positivity and great insight. We’d recommend her to anyone looking for a warm, energetic and uplifting speaker for their event!’

The Marketing Store

“Ayo did an incredible job this morning (even in the face of Zoom sound difficulties) and we’ve all left the call with her positive energy ready to #choosetochallenge!”

Catalent & the City Women Network

“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

“What a wonderful evening you gave us! Who would have thought that sewers could be so 🤔  interesting!”

“Brilliant talk. Ayo was so enthusiastic.”

“What a wonderful speaker!  Very dynamic, informative and entertaining.”

National Trust

“Thank you so much, Ayo and organisers! I feel so inspired now”

“Thank you, Ayo!- a very interesting and thought-provoking presentation”

“Thank you so much, leaving the session feeling so inspired”

Earth Day event attendees, Axon

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