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Olaide Olumide

Olaide Co-Chairs the Women Empowered Network, where she has re-launched and re-branded the Network to emphasize gender equality as a collective issue and recruited a senior male Champion to lead ‘WE Allies’. She led the network’s first International Women’s Day Leadership Conference for 200 women championing intersectionality and public and private sector collaboration to tackle gender equality. Olaide spearheaded the development of the first BAME Women Working Group successfully influencing seniors to commit to delivery through the departments trailblazing Race Action Plan. She was featured in the Government Equalities Office #WomenWhoInspiresMe series celebrating women who have challenged gender stereotypes. As a member of the UKsec Steering Committee, Olaide advocated for a session to address gender diversity challenges in the cybersecurity sector. Externally, Olaide runs Shades of Success, an online network for BAME women, mentors women within the Civil Service whilst volunteering in outreach activities through Inspiring the Future & Urban Synergy.