Currently working as a Project Manager for the Environment Agency, Ayo Sokale is a talented Civil Engineer. Pioneering her sector as an influential woman, Ayo advocates for diversity in STEM and has previously been an Institute of Civil Engineering President’s Future Leader in 2018. Also a Councillor for Reading Borough Council, Ayo is now booked as a speaker for a range of corporate events to speak on women in STEM, women in engineering, diversity and inclusion.
Following a Master’s Degree in Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Plymouth, Ayo has forged a successful career as a civil engineer, working roles such as Site Supervisor for West Berkshire Council and a BIM Lead for the Environment Agency. Ayo has also been an ICE Eco-Warrior and is now a Delegated Engineer at the Institution for Civil Engineers. Outside of her work with the Environment Agency, Ayo is often seen advocating STEM careers and encourages future generations of civil engineers.
As a member of Reading Borough Council, Ayo has been a prominent board member of many different political panels. She has had an impact on the Housing, Neighbourhoods and Leisure Committee, the Planning Applications Committee, the Parenting Panel and several other. Outside of politics and civil engineering, Ayo has also formerly been an avid beauty pageant contestant – acting as the Regional Director of the Miss Earth Organisation and claiming the titles of Miss Sussex, Miss East Sussex and Miss Plymouth.
Also a keen advocate for sustainability, Ayo co-founded the Plastic Free Group and is seen promoting information on things such as flood and coastal risk management. Named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering Under 35 by The Independent, Ayo is now a popular choice as a speaker to promote diversity in STEM, pioneering a male-dominated sector. A charismatic speaker, Ayo is an advocate for STEM careers and encourages other women to follow in her footsteps. When looking for an engaging speaker, book Ayo Sokale for speeches on everything from women in STEM to racial diversity today.
We recently sat down with Ayo to discuss workplace diversity and inclusion – watch our exclusive interview with Ayo Sokale!
Ayo Sokale is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Please forward on my thank you to Ayo, on behalf of the Catalent Swindon and CWN team. She 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!”
“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.”
“I want to express my thanks for your support in arranging Ayo to speak for us yesterday. 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’s presentation was definitely another success. Our audience totally loved her. Very inspiring and memorable. Thank you so much for such notable speakers”
“Please can you pass on my thanks to Ayo. She led a fantastic session and had 100 people super engaged the entire time. Excellent content, excellent presentation and facilitation too”
“You were TREMENDOUS! We have had so many people saying how inspired they were by you and what you said. Also how much they appreciated you sharing your personal experience and wisdom. The feedback has been overwhelming and all positive. We had 350 people on the call at different points, which is a great turnout for Arup. Thank you very, very much for taking the time to participate in the panel discussion. I am thrilled to have met you virtually. You made a hugely important and valuable contribution to making the event a success. We really appreciate it. Thanks on behalf of everyone at Arup who attended”