MY MENTOR (MRS JUMOKE ADENOWO) – FOUNDER/PRINCIPAL PARTNER AT AD(ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN) CONSULTING

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Architect (Mrs.) Olajumoke Olufunmilola Adenowo is the Founder and Principal Partner at AD Consulting (AD)– an Architecture and Interior Design firm based in Nigeria. AD stands for Architecture and Design that offers complete architectural services and interior architecture/design services.

She mentors and develops young architectural talent through AD’s “Discover Design” and internship schemes. Her NGO, Awesome Treasures Foundation (ATF), has raised hundreds of entrepreneurs with notable successes. ATF runs an education camp to address the education gap for  kids. ATF runs Awesome Princesses for young girls in the inner city at risk for sexual abuse. Mentoring for entrepreneurial and career success is a focus, coaching, financial, medical and educational intervention is frequently done. Awesome Treasures runs Synergy groups to closely mentor and groom women for Leadership and entrepreneurship.

Architect Adenowo attended Federal Government Girls College, Oyo State from 1978 to 1983 receiving several awards for academic excellence. She then proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where she graduated with a BSc (Hons) in architecture (1988), and a record-breaking distinction in Masters of Science (MSc) in Architecture, a first in several decades in the history of the university. During her time in Obafemi Awolowo University she won several faculty awards for her academic work and design skills. Upon completion of her postgraduate Masters degree, she was included in the “Who Will Be Who” in the 21st Century (young achievers section) by the international biography centre Cambridge, England (1991). She is an Alumni member of a number of prestigious institutions including the Lagos Business School Chief Executives Programme (2002) and The Developing Leadership Competencies Programme – IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain (2005).

 In 2007, Architect Adenowo received the Rare Gems Award, which was given by the Women’s Optimum Development Foundation (WODEF) and the United Nations Information Centre (UNIFEM), for her work with women empowerment. In June 2013 she was featured  in Today’s Woman magazine, also appearing prominently on the front cover.

She is a speaker on several leadership and entrepreneurial platforms including the Harvard Business School Africa Business Conference. She also hosts a radio show on syndicated weekly program on Leadership – Voice of Change. In 2013,  she  published “Designed for Marriage”,a book on advice for marriage from a Christian perspective.

She is also widely known as an inspirational and motivational speaker and has spoken at hundreds of conferences and summits within and outside Nigeria including the London Business School and at the Harvard Business School(Africa Business Conference).
Armed with an enviable portfolio, Architect Adenowo has held positions and appointments in various capacities including Vice President of The Lagos Business School Chief Executive Programme (2002), Member of the Ekiti State Transitional Committee (2007) and Chairperson of the National Tank Youth Development Committee (2008). She is a trustee and board member to a number of bodies including the National Reformation Centre, Grace Orphanage, Indian Ayuba Foundation and Governors board at Emanuel Etuh’s Foundation.

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