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Lola Olaore

Having recently joined AND Digital, Lola founded AND She Can; an initiative to raise awareness, inspire, support, educate and facilitate the transition of young girls into a career in technology. Since founding this initiative, she has hosted an education discovery workshop with education specialists who have provided their input into how AND She Can could be successful. She has been able to attract 17+ AND Digital employees to gain STEM ambassador training and this year defined a roadmap for 2019/2020 to ensure that the initiative is engaging and building long term relationships with schools. Additionally, the initiative has joined the Tech She Can chapter founded by PwC to ensure girls are at the top of the agenda. Beyond AND, Lola founded thinkHER ambition, an organisation aiming to upskill 14-19 year old girls. Since its founding last year, thinkHER ambition has impacted over 500 young women and partnered with organisations such as Google, YouTube, Accenture, EY and IBM. thinkHER ambition curates workshops and events to ensure that every girl who walks through the door has an actionable takeaway and has been provided opportunities that they may not otherwise have had due to circumstances such as their location, their school or even their social capital. The organisation raised £5,000 through a crowdfunding campaign, and aims to use this to launch upskilling academies in London. Lola also co-leads Now You’re Talking, a millennial women’s community connecting like-minded future leaders to opportunities and resources.