Adeola Gbakinro

Adeola is the founder of the social enterprise, Uplift The Next Generation, that helps young people aged 13-19 from disadvantaged communities connect with professionals in different industries – through annual conferences, mentorship and self-development workshops.

This derived from her own experiences at university and not having a wide range of networking opportunities with employers. As an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society, she has engaged with Commonwealth citizens, including young people from around the Commonwealth, and works to develop solutions to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. She has travelled across continents to further understand the inequalities that exist in various communities and hopes to make a lasting impact in the lives of others.

She is a member of the Victory Youth Group, a UK-wide youth group that offers weekly support to young people aged 14-25 through tailored meetings and outreach programmes.