Ayo Sokale

Ayo Sokale

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not BIG enough.”

BBC Bitesize science presenter Ayo Sokale possesses an array of talents and expertise, placing her at the cutting edge of the ever-evolving scientific, environmental and media landscape. She is a civil engineer, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, Terch CEO, and the Former Deputy Mayor of Reading.

Ayo is widely recognised as one of the fastest engineers to achieve Chartered status. With an extensive background in delivering flood risk management projects, managing teams, supervising engineers, and influencing policy through key committees, Ayo is a dedicated advocate for engineering and sustainability. She works as a Major Project and Programme Delivery Business Manager for The Environment Agency.

With experience in engineering, sustainability, diversity, mental health and the environment, Ayo is the perfect inspirational and motivational speaker for a range of engagements.

She was recognised as one of the top 50 women in engineering in 2017, and the ICE President’s future leader in 2018.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book Presenter, Civil Engineer and STEM Speaker Ayo Sokale for your next event.

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The session with Ayo was fantastic. I have to say she was phenomenal, really inspiring, we had great feedback!
Rachel Collins, Colt Technology Services

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

Very interesting – such a positive force of nature…People often say that change happens because people ‘stand on the shoulders of giants’. Today, I think we’ve all just met a giant!
NHS Network members

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 event was hugely successful and Ayo was truly inspirational! Could you please convey our thanks and appreciation to Ayo for a very engaging talk – feedback has been very positive.

Ayo did an incredible job this morning and we’ve all left the call with her positive energy ready to #choosetochallenge!
Catalent & the City Women Network

Ayo – excellent talk. Enjoyed listening to you and also the enthusiasm and energy you exude is contagious. Well done and good luck. You are excellent speaker and you are a true inspiration thank you.

What a wonderful speaker! Very dynamic, informative and entertaining.
National Trust

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

I thought that Ayo was a really inspiring speaker. I thought her advice about thinking about the “why” of your career path is important. It made me consider if my current ideas for the future are truly what will make me happy, or are just what I think I need to do to be successful. I also loved that she encouraged us to be the change we want to see in the world! That is always a powerful message, and I can’t wait to try to make a difference, whatever I do in the future.
STEM event attendee

Ayo delivered an incredible and thought-provoking keynote speech and led the discussion wonderfully. She has an impressive background which was truly inspiring and she was the perfect keynote speaker and host for our event.
Building Design Partnership

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