Funkola Odeleye is co-founder of DIYlaw - a legal technology company committed to empowering entrepreneurs through the provision of accessible and affordable legal services and free legal and business resources. Funkola is an alumnus of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme and has a Masters in Finance and Financial Law from SOAS, University of London in addition to her LLB from the Lagos State University and BL from the Nigerian Law School. She is a Cartier Women’s Initiative 2020 Fellow, 2019 Obama Africa Leader, 2019 Sub-Saharan winner and Global Finalist of the Entrepreneurial Award of the British Council Study UK Alumni Award, 2019 Africa 35 under 35 Laureate and a 2015 Innovating Justice Fellow of The Hague Institute for the Innovation of Law (HiiL). Funkola was recently recognized as 1 of 5 business leaders whose work significantly impacts their countries’ economies by the Reykjavík Global Forum. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Tech4Dev, H&F Giving and Emerging Communities Africa, a Google for Startups Mentor and a legislative draftsman of the Nigerian Startup Bill. Funkola believes that entrepreneurship is the most sustainable solution to unemployment; she keeps a food blog and enjoys sudoku.
Funkola Odeleye will speak at the World Justice Forum's Partner Side Event: Innovating Justice Fund Launch