Lola Adeyemo

TEDx Speaker



Workplace Inclusion Advocate


Lola Adeyemo is a TEDx speaker, workshop facilitator, consultant, and resourceful leader who believes in and actively promotes inclusive leadership and advocates for employee engagement in the workforce. A scientist by discipline, her corporate work experiences have cut across global organizations in the biotechnology and life sciences industries before moving into entrepreneurship.

Lola is working towards her business doctorate with a dissertation focused on solutions to organizational leadership challenges. Adeyemo is the founder and CEO of EQI Mindset, a management consulting company focused on Team and Employee Resource Group optimization, and the founder of the non-profit Immigrants in Corporate Inc.

Her podcast “The Immigrants in Corporate Podcast” and her recent book “Thriving in Intersectionality: Immigrants, Belonging, and Corporate America” supports the non-profit mission and explores being an immigrant and its intersection with other under-represented identities within the corporate work culture in America. Adeyemo serves on the board of Girls Inc. of San Diego County and supports a few other organizations aligned with her passion.

Elevating Underrepresented Voices for an Inclusive Workplace

  • Keynote 1:

    “From DEI Buzzwords to Action: How to Leverage Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to Drive Impactful Business Results”

    Audience: Corporate Executives and Decision Makers, DEI Leaders

    Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. These three words have become buzzwords. But without action to back them up, organizations risk losing employees and market share. In this keynote you learn how to access and leverage the unique potential of ERG’s so instead of chasing potential employees, you’re attracting them and keeping the talent you have.

    In this dynamic and engaging talk, audiences:

    • Learn the difference between DEI and belonging
    • Understand what ERG’s are actually capable of when supported and invested in
    • Get strategies and actionable steps to optimize your ERG
    • Discover the role mentorship and leadership plays in implementing those strategies
  • Keynote 2:

    Thriving in Intersectionality: Perspectives from a Black Immigrant Nigerian Woman

    Audience: mid-level professionals and employees wanting to grow careers, they identify with different 2-3 intersections

    The challenges professionals face in the workplace are amplified when you have multiple identity intersections. How do you cultivate a sense of belonging for yourself let alone advance your career when faced with so many barriers? The key is learning how your unique intersections shape your perspective and how to leverage this to thrive in the workplace.

    Lola Adeyemo takes you on a journey to belonging through her stories and experiences as an immigrant in Corporate America.

    • In this refreshingly honest and revealing talk, audiences:
    • Identify the barriers to career growth and how to overcome them
    • Learn how to showcase your skills to advance in the corporate world
    • Discover how to use your cultural differences to your advantage
  • Developing Engaged Talent - The ERG Case Study
  • Employee Resource Group Optimization Workshop
  • Employee Resource Group Accelerator Workshop + New ERG Coaching

"I really enjoyed getting to know Lola in preparation for and during PowerToFly’s Diversity Reboot Summit. Lola’s goal as a moderator was to both let our brand shine and be an asset to the audience, which she pulled off with flying colors. I look forward to working with her again."

Heather Miller, Founder + CEO, GrasshoppHer

"Lola is an engaging speaker. Her passion and personal storytelling feel conversational as if you were just discussing with a friend and getting advice verse feeling like you are attending a formal lecture."

Jennifer Mendez, (CC, CL, SR2) North County Toastmasters

I consider Lola to be the ERG guru and an expert in all things DEI! She is an amazing communicator and is able to connect easily with her audience through stories, practical examples, and her own authentic speaking style. I always value her perspective, she's the type of person you definitely want on your team when solving problems in the DEI space

Carrie Sawyer, CEO at Diversity By Design, Founder of the Inclusion 1st Project.

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