Deborah Okenla
CEO, YSYS (Your Startup Your Story)

Deborah Okenla

Deborah Okenla is an entrepreneur, advisor, consultant, and investor. She is the CEO of YSYS, an organisation connecting diverse talent to startups and delivering inclusive recruitment workshops.  Deborah has been named Computer Weekly Rising Women in Tech and 50 Most Influence Women in Tech. In addtions she's also recognized as The UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic Leaders in Technology by the FT. Deborah sits on the Advisory Board for Coders of Colour, DCMS Digital Council, Telecoms Supply Chain Diversification Advisory Council, and No.10 Innovation Fellowship Programme.

Outside of her roles, Deborah enjoys mentoring fellow community organisers and spending time with her toy poodle Niko.