Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu is a much in demand speaker, and is instantly recognisable for her many impactful media contributions. She is also a lawyer, an impressive speaker, activist and regular media commentator. Shola is passionate about speaks on diversity, equality and inclusion, law, politics and women’s rights. Her global clients include BNP Paribas, Stella McCartney, Sky, American Express, and the London School of Economics.
About Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
Dr Shola Mos Shogbamimu addresses audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and is in high demand as a keynote speaker. Her 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. Equally passionate about women in leadership, Shola is the founder & editor of the Women in Leadership publication.
Dr. Shola Mos-Shogbamimu nurtured her curiosity and sense for justice from a young age, and it was these curiosities that motivated her choice to be a lawyer. This 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, Dr Shola 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 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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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.
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 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.
The book ‘Why I Resist’ 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, you were absolutely phenomenal. It was thought provoking and empowering to hear from you and sharing amazing advice. Many students commented your talk was one of their highlights: “really moved me, the passion about being unapologetic about who you are”; “inspiring speech, so much energy”; “a standout for me”; “my takeaway from it was to be the landlord of our own career”. Thank you The Speakers Agency for keeping in touch with me and ensuring everything ran smoothly. We all will be more than happy to work again with you in the future!"
Ernst & Young Women in Business Team
"I would like to thank you immensely for taking time out of your busy schedule to be a host at our conference. The AFBELive conference was a huge success. We have received so much positive feedback from participants. Social media is currently buzzing with comments, highlights, and positive feedback from attendees. All thanks to you. Your presence, discussion, and wise words inspired so many people and it has also helped magnify our cause in the best possible way. You have helped create an impact on diversity in the industry. We cannot thank you enough for gracing our conference, enlightening and engaging people and most importantly making this conference fun-filled and exciting."