Gori Yahaya. Gori is the founder and CEO of UpSkill Digital, a digital education and transformation agency. He founded UpSkill Digital in order to empower others with the digital skills that are essential for the future workplace and, together with his team of over 250 trainers globally, has reached more than 200,000 lifelong learners in Europe and Africa.
Gori is passionate about helping people of all backgrounds apply their learning to progress their lives. Through his work, he tries to facilitate digital inclusion – a combination of skills, mindset and infrastructure that is becoming increasingly essential for equal participation in civic society and career progression.
Beyond his work at UpSkill Digital, Gori is a diversity and inclusion champion. As an entrepreneur and public speaker, he tries to tackle the barriers that often still slow down the progression of People of Colour and people of other under-represented backgrounds through organisations.
In this conversation, Gori charismatically challenges our common notion of what ‘learning’ looks like. We discuss digital exclusion, what he has learned about more inclusive career progression from the advancement of women in the workplace, and how both of these topics should be front-of-mind during the Covid-19 pandemic.
If you are interested in entrepreneurship, the future of work, and inclusive workplaces, then you will enjoy this conversation (almost) as much as I did.
Resources and links mentioned in this episode
- Gori’s personal website | Twitter | Instagram
- UpSkill Digital website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram
- Gori’s article Businesses have a responsibility to drive digital empowerment and shape the future of work for us all
- Gori’s article Re-imaging workplace learning in the era of COVID19
- # I Am Remarkable workshops
- Google My Business
- Cumberland Lodge Report Digital Inclusion: Bridging Divides