Episode 14- Mayowa Kuyoro: The Power Of Parity #BreakTheBias
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Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated.Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.

Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can break the bias in our communities. We can break the bias in our workplaces.We can break the bias in our schools, colleges and universities.

Together, we can all break the bias - on International Women's Day (IWD) and beyond.

My guest for this episode is Mayowa Kuyoro. She is a Partner in McKinsey’s Lagos office, in Nigeria. She leads McKinsey’s Financial Institutions practice in West Africa and has extensive experience across the continent serving major institutions both in the public and private sector.

Mayowa is the co-author of a fascinating and eye opening publication “The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Africa” conducted with The McKinsey Global Institute.

In this episode, we’re honoring international women's day and women's history month. We’re playing our part by unfolding some of the barriers to gender equality in the workplace and going through real life situations involving gender bias.

Do not miss this episode that will undoubtedly help you navigate conversations about gender diversity and help you raise awareness around you.

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Guest bio:

Mayowa Kuyoro is a Partner in McKinsey’s Lagos office and leads McKinsey’s Financial Institutions practice in West Africa.

She joined McKinsey in 2010 and has worked with the several multilateral institutions both within and outside of Africa. She has extensive experience across West, South, and East Africa serving major institutions on topics related to large strategic transformations. Mayowa has working closely with government leaders and ministries, social sector organizations, the private sector, and various other sectors on issues related to performance transformation, corporate strategy, scenario development, financial analysis, and business process analysis. 

Mayowa is a co-author of several published research reports including Roaring to life: Growth and innovation in African retail banking, The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Africa, which is a collaboration with the McKinsey Global Institute, Harnessing Nigeria’s fintech potential; How the COVID-19 crisis may affect electronic payments in Africa; and Nigeria's banking sector: Thriving in crisis. She is passionate about the role that access to finance can play in Africa’s growth and development. She also co-leads McKinsey’s women’s initiative in West Africa. 

Mayowa has an MEng (First Class Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Warwick and a Master in Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School. 

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