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Oyinkansola Adebayo, CEO/Founder of Niyo Enterprise

Oyinkansola runs social and economic impact tech start-ups – Niyo Enterprise, a group of technology and innovation companies that exists to economically empower lives globally. They are passionate about eradicating poverty through their high-impact companies. They are currently operating within the technology education and hair and beauty spaces through their award-winning and innovative brands Niyo Network and Niyo Hair and Beauty. They do this through building technology solutions in the hair and beauty space and upskilling in the hair and beauty, technology, and entrepreneurial space.

Niyo Network is the #1 destination for Black female disruptors globally. They have a growing community of over 3000 women and are on a mission to equip and train black women who are unemployed or are at risk of unemployment through technology boot camps. They create opportunities catered directly to the purposeful paths of black women, whether it be employment in a high-impact industry or running their own disruptive businesses.

Niyo Hair and Beauty is a visual discovery platform powered by blockchain technology, AI/ML, and augmented reality that simplifies and rewards the interaction, buying, and decision-making process of fashionistas, influencers, beauty and hair enthusiasts. They are building Niyo Hair and Beauty to be the strongest global beauty ecosystem with various functions that ensures quality beauty and fashion services are delivered.

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They are an organization with a quadruple bottom line blueprint of people, purpose, profit, and planet. Everything they do flows from this blueprint as this is the foundation of why they run these organizations.

Running this company requires that she tries to always build relationships with her corporate clients, and start-ups as well as making sure all the women in their ecosystem feel empowered and are equipped to be disruptors in their various industries. She is able to exercise her leadership skills as she has a growing team of 13 members of staff, 3 delivery partners, and others.

This company has enabled Oyinkansola to develop a strong sense of responsibility, communication skills, and a commitment to excellent client service. This role has cultivated her entrepreneurial skills, improved by people skills and ability to become a bridge between multiple types of customers.

Adebayo is an investor at Future Africa. Future Africa is an early-stage innovation fund that partners with mission-driven innovators turning the continent’s most difficult challenges into global business opportunities. They are a community of innovators leveraging capital, coaching, and community to turn Africa’s most difficult challenges into global business opportunities. Their mission is to work with relevant stakeholders to empower innovators to build an abundant and just future where prosperity and purpose is within everyone’s reach.