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Olukayode Alao

Olukayode Alao

TProcurement, Civil Engineer, Sustainability, EY

“Moving out of our comfort zones helps to improve us in the long run, by building life experiences and stories which we’ll go on to tell the next generation.”

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Oyin Talabi

Oyin Talabi

Energy Engineer, BuroHappold Engineering

“Be brave and be part of the change. If you are successful in your field remember to give back and tell the younger generation about your journey.”

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Savin

Savin Sathnayath

Talent Acquisition Manager, Siemens Mobility Limited

“Don’t put barriers on yourself. We are who we are. When you have a different upbringing and culture you bring something different. Don’t hold back, be who you are - this is your strength.”

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OLAUDAH EQUIANO

Writer and Abolitionist

Olaudah Equiano

 

Olaudah Equiano was Georgian writer and abolitionist who claimed to have hailed from Ihiala, a region of what is today southeastern Nigeria. He was enslaved as a child and taken from his home to the British West Indies where he was sold to a captain in the Royal Navy. In 1766 he eventually had to purchase his freedom, which he managed by clever investments and saving money. Read More...

 

 

“Is it not enough that we are torn from our country and friends, to toil for your luxury and lust of gain? Must every tender feeling be likewise sacrificed to your avarice?”
Olaudah Equiano
Writer and Abolitionist