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Inspiring Enterprise: Celebrating black female entrepreneurs

An online session on coding and web development for black women in enterprise

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Oyinkansola Adebayo and Niyo Enterprise discuss developing opportunities for black women in coding and web development.

  • From: Wednesday 21 October 2020, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 21 October 2020, 3 pm
  • Registration: 1 pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 20 October 2020, 5.00 pm
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Event details

NTU Enterprise welcomes student, graduate a local entrepreneurs from across the region to join us for an event to celebrate the work of NIYO Enterprise and highlight the opportunities for black female entrepreneurs, as NIYO founder Oyinkansola Adebayo discusses her enterprise journey with NTU and her recent success developing code and web development programmes.

About NIYO

Niyo Enterprise is a multifaceted organisation that is dedicated to using innovative hair, beauty, technology and community development tools to economically empower lives and break the viscous cycle of poverty, particularly underserved by Black women through sustainable creative enterprises. These enterprises deliver valuable services powered by innovation and technology.

As an organisation, success for them is seeing women who would normally suffer economically be completely empowered by creating their own disruptive sustainable enterprises with a social mission or employed and making impact socially at Niyo Enterprise or a technology driven organisation of their choice and ultimately achieving and exceeding their utmost potential.

Níyó Enterprise is currently made up of two brands: Níyó Hair & Beauty, and Níyó Network. Niyo Hair and Beauty is a 400-strong clientele mobile hairdressing service powered by innovative technology, whilst Niyo Network exists to increase the career prospects and business prospects of Black women through technology and accelerator bootcamps.

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Oyinkansola Adebayo

Oyinkansola runs a multi-faceted organization called Niyo enterprise, a company that specializes in using creative tools such as hair, beauty, tech and community development to economically empower black women. This organisation currently has two brands: Niyo Hair and Beauty and Niyo Network. Niyo Hair and Beauty is a technology driven mobile afro hair and beauty service that services 400 clients across the midlands whilst economically empowering hairstylists. Niyo Network exists to economically empower black women to pursue their business ideas and career aspirations. She is currently empowering 50 black women to become full stack developers through the “black codher” bootcamp project, one of the projects under Niyo network.

Her work has been recognised in BBC News, The Voice, Metro, Black Beauty and Hair Magazine, Nottingham Post and many more.

She has a BA in Economics and Management from Nottingham Business School and an MSc in Development Economics. She is particularly passionate about addressing poverty especially amongst black women and using disruptive and high value tools to transform the lives of black women across the world through helping black women secure employment opportunities that would have been just a dream without the skills and tools we would have provided them.

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State Aid

This event is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020. This event is classed as State Aid to participating and eligible businesses, the value of which is up to £120, but is delivered completely free of charge to participants.


1 pm – Welcome and online lobby

1.15 pm – Introduction to the event and Oyin, what we can expect from the event today.

1.25 pm – About Oyin and NIYO – Oyin’s journey to start-up with NTU and how she has shaped and grown her enterprise

2pm – About NIYO and other opportunities - Code & web development programmes for black women , accelerator bootcamps and beauty training  for black women

2.30 pm – Questions and discussions with students and local enterprises

3pm – event close.

Booking information

To join this online session, please click ‘reserve your place’ and our team will contact you with a link for your diary.

Joining the event

Prior the event, we will send you an event invitation via email. You can use this to join the meeting at 1pm on Wednesday 21 October.

For more information about this event, please contact:

Andy Fowler
Marketing and Events, Enterprise Innovation Centre, NTU
+44 115 84 82884

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Andy Fowler
+44 115 84 82884