Instantly recognisable for her many impactful media contributions, Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu is a lawyer, an impressive speaker, activist and regular media commentator. She speaks on diversity, equality and inclusion, law, politics and women’s rights.
Furthermore, her new book, ‘This Is Why I Resist’ was published in January 2021. Above all Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu is determined to lend her voice, skills and everything she has to make the world better than she has found it.
Passionate about women in leadership, Shola is the founder & editor of the Women in Leadership publication.
“Firstly thank you very much for hosting our MixCity IWD2021event today, it was an absolute pleasure to have you as our guest speaker, and hear your thought-provoking and inspirational views on matters relating to gender and racial equality. Your incredible energy and passion helped to fire-up so many of us, on a day where we officially celebrate being a woman. We have received a great deal of positive feedback from both men and women following the event, you most definitely helped raise Monday energy levels with your empowering soundbites, and motivated many to want to choose to challenge going forward. Your candid feedback about your own life and the challenges you faced, also resonated with many of us. But hearing how you turned them into opportunities, despite rejection, is something we all need to remind ourselves we can do. As you said, there is no full stop after our names, just a lot of commas.. and that individually and collectively, we can and should do more to power-up women, open more doors, bridge gaps and create more opportunities, to enable a more equitable world for us all”
Anita Kumar Co-Chair of MixCity UK Employee Network
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“I am motivated by the inequality and injustice experienced daily by the under privileged in our society. I am angered by the lack of opportunities for BAME, disabled, LGBTQI and many others. And I am appalled at the state of our divisive political leadership. “
Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu's curiosity and sense for justice nurtured at a young age motivated her choice to be a lawyer. It grew into full blown activism and advocacy for social justice. Furthermore she is passionate about women and human rights, and political reform. An academic enthusiast, she completed her first degree LLB Hons (Buckingham University) at the age of 19. Likewise she went on to achieve an Executive MBA (Cambridge University); a PhD in Law (Birkbeck University) and a LLM in Commercial & Corporate Law (London School of Economics & Political Science). In addition she took a Masters in Diplomatic Studies (Westminster).
Dr Shola’s doctorate degree in law was on the comparative socio-legal study of corruption in Nigeria. In it, Dr Shola focused particularly on the interaction of social norms, beliefs, values and other factors in the perception of what constitutes corrupt behaviour.
Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu is a Dual Qualified Lawyer
Dr Shola is a dual qualified New York Attorney and Solicitor of England & Wales. She has over a decade of financial services experience working in-house as a trusted senior legal advisor to heads of business and stakeholder partners.
She is also in high demand as keynote speaker, addressing audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Her global clients include BNP Paribas, Stella McCartney, Sky, American Express, Paypal, PaySafe, Wells Fargo, Intuit, RELX and the London School of Economics.
In constant demand as a media commentator around the world, she has appeared on numerous TV news programmes including CNN, BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera and France24. A contributor to the Huffington Post. Her main topics include but are not limited to Brexit, US & British Politics, the impact of Covid, Women's Rights, Diversity & Inclusion, Race Relations, Racism & Discrimination.
Women In Leadership
On top of all her legal, writing, speaking and TV work Dr Shola also founded and is the editor of the Women in Leadership publication. Driven to inspire the personal leadership journeys of women, Dr Shola uses the publication as a platform for positively. She uses it to drive impact for social change on topical issues that impact women globally. The publication delivers exclusive and tailored content from trailblazing women from around the world.
The Women in Leadership publication targets a global readership and provides inspirational thought- leadership, insightful commentary, support and advice for women who are at all stages of their leadership journey; women who are, or who aspire to be, the best in their chosen field. The Women in Leadership publication is available to download from www.wilpublication.com.
An activist for women rights Dr Shola is one of the organisers of Women's March London. She has also taught intersectional feminism to female asylum seekers and refugees at the charity, Women for Refugee Women. In addition she is responsible for scrutinizing government policies from a gender and diversity inclusion perspective.
Finally she is also a regular contributor on mainstream print media. She writes on the challenges faced by women and tackling the difficult issues caused by racial inequality.
Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu's book ‘This Is Why I Resist’ was published by Headline in January 2021.
The book is about black identity no longer being defined by perspectives forged from and rooted in white supremacy.
She also "unequivocally and unapologetically" addresses the prevalence of anti-blackness and racism.
Moreover, she delves deep into its UK and the US roots. She also looks at the social and political history of racism and how this impacts the personal lives of black people every day.
'With This Is Why I Resist, Dr Shola is shaking a nation out of its slumber.' Annie Lennox OBE
'Written with fearless articulacy, this book recalibrates the conversation on race to ignite transformational change.' David Lammy MP
Ever passionate about Africa Dr Shola also published an e-book. This is called 'Business Risk in Africa: Perception vs Reality - Navigate Your Way to Success” in 2017
Dr Shola's Women in Leadership Foundation was established because she is passionate about furthering the cause for equality and diversity. One of the educational initiatives she runs through the foundation is the She@Law Talks. It is aimed at Universities and Sixth formers to promote/mentor more Women and BAME leadership in the legal profession. Most importantly, Dr Shola provides a free mentoring program with this.
Dr Shola Mos Shogbamimu shares her expertise in many ways as a:
- Equality Commissioner on the Commission for Gender-Equal Economy which addresses the structural inequality experienced by women in the UK.
- Member of the Women’s Budget Group Policy Advisory Group which is responsible for scrutinizing government policies from a gender and diversity inclusion perspective.
- Trustee of World Merit Shaping and promoting youth initiatives from around the world to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
- Member of the steering Committee of the Women’s Equality Party.
Dr Shola speaks at numerous national and international events in Europe and America. She chaired the 2019 Institute of Directors Inclusive Business Roadshow events in Manchester, Birmingham, Cambridge, London and Newcastle.
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