About Seyi Akiwowo
Seyi Akiwowo (Shay-ee Aki-wo-wo) was elected as the youngest black female Councillor in East London at age 23. She is a graduate from the London School of Economics, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and recently became a Fellow of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. In August 2018, Seyi was name Stylist Magazine’s Woman of the Week and her many achievements have been captured in books such as Slay in Your Lane and Misogynation. Seyi is Amnesty International’s 2018 Human Rights Defender and is part of the #ToxicTwitter campaign to end online abuse against women.
Seyi is the Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, a growing not-for-profit advocacy, campaigning and training organisation that aims to end online abuse. Seyi has published several reports, spoken on various news outlets including BBC Radio London and Sky News. Seyi has spoken all over the world including Washington DC, Istanbul and Geneva. Seyi was invited back to Geneva to present at the 38th United Nations Human Rights Council on online-gender based violence.
Seyi has had nine successful years working in the charity, politics and policy sectors both in the UK and Brussels. She is also an expert facilitator in skills and inclusion and delivers workshops around the world including London, Kuwait and UAE. Seyi is also passionate about inclusion and leadership. She has written several critical pieces including for the Guardian and gives talks on widening the participation and representation of diverse groups in public life.