Climbing The Rungs

(Part 2) Unlearning Your Upbringing To Progress At Work

March 09, 2021 Gary Izunwa Season 1 Episode 4
Climbing The Rungs
(Part 2) Unlearning Your Upbringing To Progress At Work
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Climbing The Rungs
(Part 2) Unlearning Your Upbringing To Progress At Work
Mar 09, 2021 Season 1 Episode 4
Gary Izunwa

In today’s episode I speak with Tolu Oke. Tolu has a wealth of cross industry experience having worked within the third sector, investment banking and management consultancy. She is a well known and experienced diversity and inclusion leader, having recently led a number of award nominated D&I programmes at Sainsburys – she was actually recognised as a Future Leader by the Ethnicity Awards last year so she knows a thing or two.

This episode is just as informative as it is entertaining because Tolu is so funny! We talk about the challenges she faced when applying to the University of Cambridge, why there is a £5000 pay gap between privileged and less privileged Oxbridge graduates and what organisations can do to support people from low socio-economic backgrounds. I know you’ll enjoy this one!

***Please note that the views shared in this podcast by the speakers are personal and do not represent their respective employers.***

Show Notes

In today’s episode I speak with Tolu Oke. Tolu has a wealth of cross industry experience having worked within the third sector, investment banking and management consultancy. She is a well known and experienced diversity and inclusion leader, having recently led a number of award nominated D&I programmes at Sainsburys – she was actually recognised as a Future Leader by the Ethnicity Awards last year so she knows a thing or two.

This episode is just as informative as it is entertaining because Tolu is so funny! We talk about the challenges she faced when applying to the University of Cambridge, why there is a £5000 pay gap between privileged and less privileged Oxbridge graduates and what organisations can do to support people from low socio-economic backgrounds. I know you’ll enjoy this one!

***Please note that the views shared in this podcast by the speakers are personal and do not represent their respective employers.***