Following careers in law and IT project management working for global organisations including Deloitte, British American Tobacco and The UK Ministry of Defence, Aduke Onafowokan launched Inclusivitii to plug the gap between DEI aspirations and tangible DEI outcomes in organisations.
Combining evidence-based and research-led DEI insights with her vast experience in project and change management , Aduke has a proven track record of initiating, designing, delivering, and improving measurable DEI progress across industries.
Aduke helps great leaders become great and inclusive leaders; she travels the world, working with Diversity and Inclusion stakeholders on practical ways to learn and improve inclusion, diversity, and leadership.
With a clear focus on fostering an inclusive culture and improving representation and diversity to drive business growth, talent attraction, and social consciousness, Aduke's unique ability to provide psychological safety for learning around complex and sensitive themes has become her unique proposition in the DEI Industry.
An avid learner, Aduke has studied critical diversity and inclusion theories at leading institutions including Yale School of Management, INSEAD, and The University of Oxford where she is studying for a Master's Level degree in Organisational Leadership.
As a public speaker, Aduke has delivered two TEDx Talks on Diversity and Inclusion, spoken at global events including BRANDMINDS and Sustainable Brands as well as at organisations including Amazon USA, Montagu Private Equity, Payconiq Netherlands, Saudi Aramco, NatWest, Institute of Directors, Shell, Royal Mencap Society and many more.
Aduke is also an award-winning social-entrepreneur through her work as the founder of The Sister Sister Global Network, a registered social-enterprise contributing to women's empowerment through the provision of accessible and empowering leadership and personal development capacity-building programmes curated for women at different stages of their leadership journeys. She also sits on the board of Smart Works Reading and Creating Better Futures charities.
In 2020, Aduke was appointed Head of Women’s Empowerment at The International Youth Federation to oversee global gender programmes. Aduke is currently writing her first book, The Act of Inclusion, and writes regular columns for Business Insider on Inclusion and Leadership.