Tayo Akinyemi is a recent graduate of the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where she concentrated in Sustainable Global Enterprise.  Her professional interests include social impact analysis, Base of the Pyramid (BoP) entrepreneurship, and impact investing.  Most recently, she was a Consultant with Mission Measurement, a firm that helps clients to improve their social impact by measuring performance.

Prior to returning to school, Tayo worked in business development at a Chicago-based consulting firm, Burke & Partners.  She started her career at Catalyst, a New York based research and advisory organization working with businesses to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work.  After nearly four years with Catalyst, she accepted a Princeton in Africa Fellowship to do democracy and governance work with an international NGO in Abuja, Nigeria.  At the conclusion of her fellowship, she joined the marketing department of an emerging telecommunications company in Nigeria, Suburban Telecom.

Tayo was a NextBillion blogger for nearly two years, currently blogs for the Ayllu Initiative via NextBillion, and has worked for start-ups and young companies in Brazil, Mozambique, and Nigeria.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Princeton University and is currently searching for her next opportunity.


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