Oluwatoyin Taiwo Banjo is a creative thinker, an articulate, confident, excellent and positive – minded woman; “a Transformation Agent” who is resolved to outwitting her best and contributing beyond herself to any humanitarian cause that impacts and transforms the lives of others.
As a Volunteer Management Expert & Business Consultant, she is the Pioneering Convener of the Online Course, Training & Masterclass on Volunteerism and Volunteer Management.
This initiative was birthed from the great feedback she received from Social Entrepreneurs, Development Practitioners and NGO Professionals after she spoke at a Panel Session of the BetterMe Conference hosted by the Alumni Association of the Mandela Washington Fellowship (YALI Fellows) where she shared great insights on Volunteer Management from an experiential perspective.
She is the Founder, Managers Toolkit Africa, a sustainable company and social enterprise bridging the competency gap in Africa’s workforce by skilling – up and reskilling its workforce through a range of our training programmes, designing of volunteer-led models for organizations/ projects/public service and executing volunteer placements. Our services include Human Resource Recruitments; Courses, Coaching and Training as well as Business Consulting. We are currently launching our flagship online course for Project Managers, Project Directors, Managers, HODs, Team Leads, Volunteer Managers or anyone interfacing or managing volunteers & interns tagged: “Building a Super-Powered Team of Volunteers Online Course”. One of the participating organizations from our inaugural Masterclass on Volunteerism & Volunteer Management has successfully designed a volunteer-led model and onboarded over 200 volunteers.
She is also the Project Director with Ideation Hub Africa, a social impact incubator providing early-stage social entrepreneurs and non – profit professionals with experiential education, enterprise incubation, growth advisory and collaborative platforms to start, scale and sustain their big ideas for changing Africa; Ideation Hub Africa is also an Accelerator catalyzing the work of resilient change-makers and visionaries who envision a better continent, by equipping them with tools, knowledge, network, and opportunities to boldly execute their mission.
She is the Creative Director & Founder, Green Bloom Interiors, an indigenous interior designing company providing innovative and custom – made design solutions for residential and commercial spaces in Nigeria. Green Bloom specializes in creating specific designs that are tailored to the needs of our customers. Our product and services meet the demand of exclusive customers who need exquisite interior design and top-notch furnishing in creating their personal style for their homes and work/office spaces. Our Mission is also to help people find healing, transformation and inspiration through a redefined, remodified, revamped and beautified space. We inspire lives through inspiring spatial transformation.
She is also the Director, Ministry Division with Deborah Initiative for Women. A Ministry equipping women to live for Christ and advance God’s Kingdom Agenda on Earth. She emerged one of the Five Best Graduating Students of the Pioneering Class of 2019 of the Firebrand Forerunners Bible School out of a student population of over 350 (onsite and online).
She is also a Support Coach with IMMERSE Coaching Company, an online personal transformation Bootcamp helping women launch a higher version of themselves. IMMERSE has graduated over 3,000
women across 9 countries from its suite of Programmes since 2014. In 2017, she received an Honorary Award from IMMERSE Coaching Company for her exceptional Coaching to empower women through personal introspection, self – discovery and purposeful action. In 2018, she was awarded as a Stellar Coach for her exceptional and exemplary service.
Her corporate career spans over 10 years in Corporate Communication, Brand Management, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Volunteer Management, Quality Management System, Research & Development, Finance and Investment in the Insurance and Social Sectors.
A First – Class Degree Holder in Mass Communication, with a major specialization in Integrated Marketing Communications from Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State. A M.Sc. Degree Holder in Mass Communication and Media Technology from Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State; An Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (ANIPR) and Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (ARPA). A Certified Events Management Consultant and a Certified ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Practitioner/Internal Auditor. She is an undaunting lover of learning and has continuously garnered relevant and experiential knowledge/ skills in Enterprise building, Thought Leadership, Risk Management, Strategy, Project Management, Social Sector, Insurance among others.
She also mentors the youth through various platforms and has spoken to about 300 students at the Obafemi Awolowo University on understanding Purpose and Leadership as well as to teenagers at the REVAMP Conference. She is also an ardent and astute speaker who has also graced many speaking platforms inspiring men and women to be the difference and make a lasting impact on human lives and in the world at large.
Recently, she was conferred with an award by the Royal African Young Leadership Forum by His Imperial Majesty – The Ooni of Ife for her leadership excellence, stunning work ethic; unwavering allegiance and commitment to youth transformation and nation-building. She is also an Ambassador and inducted member of the Royal Court.
Toyin Banjo’s exclusive interview with the Nigerian Tribune.
Royal Awards & Leadership Summit
Ooni of Ife Global Outreach