19: Dr Bola Olabisi: Championing Women Inventors and Innovators

03.25.2021 - By The Elephant in the Room

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Dr Bola Olabisi my guest on The Elephant in the Room podcast is the founder of the Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network. She set it up in 1998 in recognition of the challenges that women face in bringing commercially viable products to market. Over the past two decades she has worked tirelessly to spotlight inventors and innovators across the world.
I was lucky to be a part of her journey when she launched the awards in Africa a long time ago and was privileged to be invited to be a judge alongside an eminent panel for the 22nd GlobalWIIN awards last year.
In the past Bola has been a Member of the Advisory Group of the European Commission’s Network of Women In Decision Making In Politics And The Economy; a consultant on Global Innovation Outlook under Women’s Entrepreneurship for IBM and a Governor on the Board of the University of East London.
Recognised in 2019, by the Mayor of London as one of the 100 WOMEN THAT MAKE LONDON GREAT listen to Dr Olabisi speak about her passion and what drives her

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