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Wisdom is a social audio app which connects knowledge-seekers to mentors.

Dayo Akinrinade is the founder of the Wisdom social audio app.

Dayo started as an IT Management Consultant at Accenture and Deloitte. Then, driven by the lack of diversity in London’s tech ecosystem, she joined the founding team of OneTech, London’s largest diversity in startups programme, backed by the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.

Subsequently, after spotting a gap in the market, she went on to found Africlick, a cultural dating app targeting 1 billion Africans globally.

In 2019 she was named in the Financial Times Top 100 Most Influential Ethnic Minority Leaders in Tech. She has spoken on panels and lectured on diversity in technology at various organisations including, the UK Govt Department for International Development, Uber, Google and Oxford Said Business School. Her projects have been mentioned in publications including Forbes, CityAM and the Evening Standard.

Dayo holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Manchester and a M.Sc. in Technology from University College London.

Wisdom’s mission is to democratize access to mentoring.

Wisdom lets you talk live with experts on dozens of topics like wellness, business, food and fitness.

The sessions you record on Wisdom can also be downloaded for use on your podcast. Many podcasters also find it a great way to meet and connect with guests.

Wisdom is an emerging platform in an emerging multi-billion dollar social audio category.

Ms. Akinrinade was live on our show on November 22, 2021.

During our conversation, Ms. Akinrinade talked about:

- Some of her background and where and when did her interest in tech start
- The impact of her mother on her life professionally and personally
- Being one of the few Black women taking computing in university (two Black women out of five hundred students)
- Working at Accenture, Deloitte, England's Ministry of Defence, recognizing the lack of diversity in those organizations and getting into founding start-ups
- Co-founding the <a href="">OneTech</a> program (London's largest diversity and start up program) and what it is about
- The story behind the Wisdom app and what it is all about and what makes it different from other social audio apps including rewarding creators
- Her definition of social audio
- The process behind choosing the initial top mentors for the app
- Memories from the day the app went public
- The future of social apps
- Future plans for Wisdom (one of which being helping mentor monetize including people paying through Wisdom for one to one dedicated private consultations via audio)
- Her message for Black women in tech
- Some of her special Wisdom moments and what she is excited about for Wisdom's future
- What you can do to help Wisdom


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