One of the flagship programs she leads is Grow with Google – a program initiated by Google Africa in 2017 to help create economic opportunity through free skills training. To date, over 5 million Africans have benefited from the program – from students to jobseekers, small businesses and entrepreneurs with 49% female participation. Moreover, 60% of those trained have recorded impact on jobs, career and business growth. Her experience spans multiple industries and geographies.
Prior to Google, she was a strategy consultant working with Accenture. She is passionate about technology and its ability to unlock human potential and improve the general good. She is a strong diversity and inclusion champion. Jola is a mentor and advises on various programmes and boards. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Lagos and a Masters in Management and Strategic Information Systems from the University of Bath.