Dr Shola is a dual qualified New York Attorney and Solicitor of England & Wales with over a decade of financial services experience working in-house as a trusted senior legal advisor to heads of business and stakeholder partners. Her experience includes providing strategic legal risk management to SMEs and large organisations. She is experienced at facilitating effective decision making to deliver key mandates; brokering strong alliances and cultivating productive relationships to influence and shape outcomes; and demonstrating leadership and mentoring qualities that drive forward developments within respective areas of responsibility www.legaldistinction.com .

She is the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Africa Committee responsible for managing the 400+ member Africa committee in the ABA Section of International Law, which includes managing the basic operations of the Committee, initiating projects of interest including programs (Seasonal Meetings, Forums, and committee non-CLE programs), policies, publications (including Committee newsletters) and communications (including Committee webpages). Liaising and interacting with high-level attorneys within the ABA and forging new relationships externally to contribute to African legal affairs.

She is the Executive Board Director of the Centre for African Business Education (CABE), a UK based institution focused on the development and exchange of practical knowledge on doing business in Africa but also on Africa doing business globally. She also sits on the steering committees of a number of organisations including (i) the International Law Section of the ABA; (ii) Women’s Equality Party; and (iii) Women’s March Global, to help shape and drive positive outcomes on key mandates.

Dr Shola is an activist for women rights and one of the organisers of Women’s March London. She was at the forefront of the 2017 and 2018 Women’s March and Time’s Up rally in London. She has written a number of articles addressing the challenges faced by women and tackling the difficult issues; and featured in British Vogue, Huffington Post, Telegraph, RED, Stylist, Evening Standard, The Voice among others.