Dolapo’s dynamic career in technology is a testament to her passion for innovation, leadership, and fostering inclusivity within the tech sector. With a rich background that blends deep technical expertise with strategic insight, she is currently making significant strides as a Consultant at Avanade, a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture.

Dolapo began her technology journey in oil and gas as a project engineer building Liquefied Natural Gas Trains, Liquefied Petroleum Gas facilities and refinery projects, having studied Chemical Engineering at BSc level and Process Technology for her MSc at Warwick. After a few years within the oil and gas industry, she decided to dabble into the world of renewable energy by creating a renewable wearable technology product, a solar bag (leather bag with a solar panel installed on it that charges mobile devices on the go) which she designed and sold in Nigeria and manufactured in China.

On moving to England, she launched an e-commerce footwear brand which was nominated as a footwear brand of the year by Drapers. Her keen interest in understanding and solving complex business challenges led her to secure an MBA, where she gained a holistic view of business operations and the pivotal role of technology within it. Dolapo’s thirst for knowledge and desire to keep abreast with rapidly evolving tech trends drives her continuous learning attitude, ensuring her skills are always at the cutting edge.

During her MBA she launched, Sueted, an experiential delivery platform that delivers the in-store experience to the online customer at the point of delivery. Having moved on from Sueted during the pandemic, Dolapo launched a CPD accredited Course on Innovation for value creation and has continued to coach and mentor startups, founders, professionals and students. She currently interviews MBA students for entry into the prestigious London Business School’s MBA program.

At Avanade, Dolapo’s prowess as a tech professional has come to the fore. She has been instrumental in steering numerous projects across various stages of maturity, demonstrating her proficiency in managing multiple workstreams and delivering independently.

Dolapo’s commitment to advancing technology has seen her recognized as a company innovator under Avanade’s prestigious Pathways to Innovation programme. This recognition underpins her innovative capabilities and highlights her commitment to driving Avanade’s innovation ambitions.

Beyond her technical contributions, Dolapo champions the cause of women in technology. She serves as the Working Families Co-Lead for the UK Women’s Employee Network, where she promotes an inclusive and supportive environment for women and working families in the tech sector. Her initiative in organizing events, such as the Bring-your-kid-to-work event, exemplifies her efforts to create platforms for fostering meaningful dialogue and networking among women in technology.

With a keen eye on the future, Dolapo recently participated in Accenture’s global Sustainability Innovation Challenge. Out of almost 900 ideas from over 3500 Accenture colleagues, Dolapo emerged 2nd place in the Human and well-being category. Her remarkable ability to translate business needs into effective tech solutions is pushing the boundaries of what’s possible at Avanade and in our communities.