Head of Diversity and Inclusion,
Royal Academy of Engineering
Bola works at the Royal Academy of Engineering (the Academy) leading a programme to increase diversity and inclusion (D&I) across engineering. She works in collaboration with engineering employers, professional engineering institutions and others, delivering engagement and tools to drive change including a unique Framework to benchmark D&I across professional bodies; a Graduate Engineering Engagement Programme to support the transition of more engineering graduates from diverse backgrounds into engineering employment; and a unique investigation into culture and inclusion in engineering culminating in the Creating cultures where all engineers thrive report. Bola is currently leading development of an evidence-based action plan to close the engineering gender pay gap; and framework to promote D&I across SMEs.