Ayo Sokale is a distinguished Chartered Civil Engineer known for her rapid ascent to this esteemed professional status. Her career spans a wealth of experience in successfully executing flood risk management projects, adeptly managing teams, guiding fellow engineers, shaping policy through influential committees, and championing sustainability initiatives. As a highly sought-after speaker, Ayo has captivated audiences worldwide with her insights on technology, sustainability, engineering, and innovation.
In addition to her engineering prowess, Ayo Sokale is a prominent BBC Broadcaster, featured as the co-presenter on CBeebies’ acclaimed program, “Get Set Galactic.” The science-based gameshow immerses viewers in a world of gravity, the Solar System, pollination, energy, and more, reflecting her passion for engaging children and instilling the joys of scientific discovery, exploration, and experimentation. Ayo’s broadcasting portfolio extends to reputable networks such as BBC Reel, BBC Bitesize, Smithsonian, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Yesterday TV, Channel 5, and commercial clients like ITN and Trimble.
Ayo Sokale’s talents extend into the corporate world, where she crafts and delivers STEM content for discerning clients. She is the visionary Creator and Host of the “Wednesday Wisdoms Series” and the “Everyday Science Series.” Her professional journey includes a notable tenure as a Former Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Reading, where she founded “Plastic Free Caversham,” a initiative that earned single plastic-free accreditation for Caversham in 2022.
She is an Executive Coach, specialising in guiding successful professionals facing pivotal moments in their careers, helping them realign with their core values and leverage their unique strengths, interests, and neurology. Ayo’s own journey includes a diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome, making her an empathetic and inspirational keynote speaker on neurodiversity and mental health.
Ayo Sokale’s literary contributions include her book, “Othered: How to Thrive & Disrupt in Spaces Not Created for You,” with rights managed by the BKS Agency. She is also the driving force behind a groundbreaking Tech Start-up, poised to revolutionise the coaching industry with an innovative application.
Beyond her professional achievements, Ayo’s interests shine through her eclectic background, from pageantry, where she held titles such as Miss Plymouth 2012/2013, Miss Sussex 2013/14, and Miss East Sussex 2014/15, to being a finalist for Miss Galaxy England, Miss Earth, and Miss Great Britain. Her platform in pageantry was dedicated to supporting social enterprises and charitable causes.
Her remarkable contributions have been widely recognised, with accolades including her nomination as one of the “Top 50 Women in Engineering” in 2017, her distinction as the ICE President’s “Future Leader” in 2018, and her animated superhero persona, “Eco Angel,” which pays tribute to her work in flood risk management, safeguarding vulnerable communities.