To mark International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021, we’re celebrating women across the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
Olivia Ogbomo, project manager in the Future Programmes Team, ISCF. Joined UKRI in August, 2019.
My work is predominantly focused on embedding EDI into ISCF. Working closely with Emily Nott (Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Innovate UK) we have generated the start of positive change towards embedding EDI into processes, templates and challenges.
So far, the greatest achievement in my role is establishing the Challenge Fund’s EDI Advocate Group. This is a group of volunteers across ISCF that convenes for the purpose of sharing ideas, undertaking lessons learnt and contribute to the challenge fund’s EDI strategy. The group never fails to reinvigorate my passion and drive for this agenda. The mix of people and sectors represented makes for a lively and challenging discussion – this group makes me feel hopeful for the future.
Unusually, I qualified physiotherapist, specialising in neurological rehabilitation, a career that I felt I could not continue following the birth of my daughter for reason of flexibility. Other interests: I am an avid netball player, well, before the pandemic.
Improving as we go Having trained as a physiotherapist, I have worked in the NHS over the last 10 years and I have seen first-hand the effects social inequalities can have on people’s health and wellbeing. My interracial marriage is …
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