“I’m driven with the desire to increase opportunity & access for people who wish to do meaningful work in technology & design”
Bolanle Banwo Osadolo is a Brand Identity designer and design advocate from Lagos, Nigeria. She is the founder of Geneza Brands, an agency that specializes in helping brands build strong identities and tell compelling stories through creative designs. She is also the Founder of The Female Designer Movement ( Azari), an initiative she launched with a mission to train and equip women with a design skill-set, thereby increasing the number of women in the Nigerian Technology ecosystem. Through this initiative, she has provided free training to over 5000 women.
Bolanle received the Tech Elle Award '23 at the prestigious She Code Africa Summit in October 2023. In that same year, she served as an official UN Women delegate for the United Nations CSW67.
She was featured on BBC Pidgin in March 2018 at the inaugural edition of The Female Designer Movement. Bolanle also spoke at the JAN/Microsoft DigiGirlz Camp held at the Microsoft Lagos office for International Women’s Day. In April, she was listed on Wema Bank’s Alat.ng’s Women In Tech (Tech-Chicks).
Bolanle was nominated and included by WeForGood International on the esteemed list of 100 women who are creating a better Africa (100WCBA 2023). She has been featured in Business Day’s CEO Magazine, Women of Rubies, The Nigerian Tribune, and Channels Television, where she discussed her design journey, projects, and efforts to improve the design ecosystem. You can find Bolanle online on Instagram @bolanle_banwo, where she occasionally shares her work and projects. She currently teaches design at the Geneza School of Design.
Interviews / News
At my interview with Jobberman, I spoke about my design journey and how I want to expose more women to the opportunities in Design and Tech.
I had the opportunity of interacting with leaders across Africa at the Mandela Washington Fellowship 2021.
I had a live session with Chris Do on Instagram where we simplified popular growth hacks into actionable strategies that can be applied in the Nigerian design sphere.
I delivered a lecture on The Role of Visual Elements of Branding at the University of Portsmouth, School of Computing UK.
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