Tayo Akinyemi
The Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University

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 Base of the Pyramid (BoP) entrepreneurship, African telecom, boutique consulting (with a focus on economic development), scenario analysis, and social impact assessment.

Prior to returning to school, Tayo worked in business development at 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 goverance 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 holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Princeton University.

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