Ayo Sokale is a Civil Engineer and a BBC Bitesize Science Presenter.
She possesses various talents and expertise, placing her at the cutting edge of the evolving scientific, environmental and media landscape.
Ayo is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Project Manager for the Environment Agency in Eastern England. She is a popular environment and sustainability speaker.
She was a Graduate Civil Engineer in the Environment Agency’s training scheme. Ayo undertook internal and external placements, enabling her to sign off her ICE training agreement in 2.5 years and achieve CEng in 3 years.
Ayo was selected as one of Professor Lord Robert Mair’s Future Leaders for his year as ICE President. She is one of the ICE’s Water Superheroes aptly named Eco Warrior (previously Angel). She is a popular inspirational Speaker, particularly when it comes to inspiring young people to pursue STEM subjects.
A generation of young people have grown up following Ayo at the BBC – most prominently as the co-presenter on CBeebies of Get Set Galactic.
Ayo has presented for BBC Reel and BBC Bitesize, covering various scientific subjects, from Physics to Design.
She also works as a TV expert on STEM issues – including documentaries for the likes of the Smithsonian, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Yesterday TV and Channel 5.
Ayo Sokale is a STEM ambassador and mentor, encouraging others to take up careers in Civil Engineering. She was nominated for the Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35 and is an in-demand Diversity and Inclusion Speaker.
Ayo was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. She is an empathetic and inspirational keynote speaker on autism, neurodiversity and mental health challenges.
Speaking topics include:
- Women in Tech/Construction and STEM