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Civil engineer, BBC presenter, STEM and Neurodiversity speaker
BBC Bitesize Science Presenter, Ayo Sokale possesses an array of talents and expertise, placing her at the cutting edge of the evolving scientific, environmental and media landscape.
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What Ayo Sokale's clients say
"The most inspirational Civil Engineer I’ve met and I’m sure the pupils felt the same!"
"Thank you so much for coming to our certificate presentation evening. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and your words to our departing students hit exactly the right note in terms of inspiration and motivation."
"Thank you so much for coming in to speak to my year group. I have had so much positive feedback from students and teachers alike. You are so inspiring and a fantastic role model."
"Ayo was an excellent speaker for DVERSTY's Intentional Engineering series, we were humbled to have her. She represented her experiences as a Chartered Civil Engineer and Councillor extremely well. Delivering her presentation so eloquently, Ayo gave our guests an insight into the DNA of Civil Engineering. We'd like to thank Ayo for encouraging everybody to use their 'voice' to challenge injustices seen in their environment."
"Very interesting - such a positive force of nature…People often say that change happens because people 'stand on the shoulders of giants'. Today, I think we've all just met a giant!"
"Ayo, I just wanted to say thank you very much for the talk today. Your energy and passion was incredible and you brought some very valuable insights and practical tips, for which we are very grateful. I truly don’t know where you find the time to do it all, but the talk and what you are achieving was a real inspiration both for me personally and I know for the 120+ people listening in."
"The event was hugely successful and Ayo was truly inspirational! Could you please convey our thanks and appreciation to Ayo for a very engaging talk – feedback has been very positive."
"Ayo did an incredible job this morning and we’ve all left the call with her positive energy ready to #choosetochallenge!"
Ayo Sokale's 2023 biography
Ayo Sokale’s background
Ayo Sokale is a Chartered Civil engineer, and one of the fastest engineers to achieve this Status. She has vast experience of delivering flood risk management projects, managing people, supervising engineers, influencing policy through key committees, and advocating for sustainability. She is a sought-after speaker on technology, sustainability, engineering, innovation etc.
Ayo is a BBC Broadcaster, featuring most prominently as the co-presenter on CBeebies’ Get Set Galactic – an entertaining, science-based immersive gameshow, exploring themes from gravity and the Solar System to pollination, energy and much more, showcasing her love of working with children and sharing the joys of scientific learning, exploration and experimentation. Ayo has presented for BBC Reel and BBC Bitesize as well as documentaries for the Smithsonian, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Yesterday TV and Channel 5. In addition to presenting for commercial clients such as ITN and Trimble.
She presents and produces STEM content for corporate clients. She is the Creator and Host of the Wednesday Wisdoms Series/Podcast & Everyday Science Series.
Ayo is a Former Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Reading, where she founded Plastic Free Caversham which achieved single plastic free accreditation for Caversham in 2022.
She is Executive Coach working with successful professional who have reached a crossroads to get back into alignment with their values, utilising their unique strengths, interests, and neurology. She has a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome and is an empathetic and inspirational keynote speaker on neurodiversity and mental health.
Ayo is the Author of ‘Othered: How to Thrive & Disrupt in Spaces Not Created for You’. The rights to this are being handled by the BKS Agency.
She is the Founder and CEO of a Tech Start-up developing an application that promises to take the coaching space by storm.
Ayo is a non-linear thinker, generalist with an eclectic background littered with interests and successes, from pageantry where she was Miss Plymouth 2012/2013, Miss Sussex 2013/14, Miss East Sussex 2014/15 and finalist for Miss Galaxy England, Miss Earth and Miss Great Britain, using the platform to support social enterprises and charity, to dancing and horse-riding.
She was nominated Top 50 women in engineering in 2017, was the ICE President’s future Leader in 2018 and was made an animated superhero named Eco Angel to reflect her work in flood risk, protecting communities.
Ayo Sokale's 2023 speaking fees
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