Wendy Olayiwola has strong values in self-belief, personal development, philanthropy, mentoring, supporting others, just as passionately promoting and advocacy for equalities among Black and Minority Ethnic groups. Her dislikes are inequalities and unfairness.
Currently, she is the Specialist Midwife and Interim Senior Midwifery Manager for low risk area and Supervisor of Midwives in BARTS HEALTH NHS Trust, London.
Wendy is a registered nurse and midwife with more than two decades of active, fruitful and broadened years of service in community and public health; the recognition and influence of her abilities reach, influence and touch several spheres within and outside the United Kingdom. Wendy is well seasoned in articulating and participation in diverse roles that involve hospital, community, private health and well-being.
Wendy received her academic honours in Nursing from Buckinghamshire Chiltern University; BA (Hons.) and, Midwifery from City University London BSc (Hons.); with further studies, she obtained a merited Diploma in Management and Leadership Studies and, is currently doing a Post Graduate (MSC) degree in Public health at the University of East London.
With more than two decades of active, fruitful and broadened years of professional service and contributions, among her membership and leadership roles are:
- President, Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK (NNCA UK)
- Ex welfare officer , Nigeria in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE)
- Member of the Black & Minority Ethnic t Advisory Board to the Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health, UK .
- Executive member of National health and Social Care BME Network
Service and participating responsibilities in these roles have taken her to several countries in Europe, Africa and America. She has facilitated, organised and chaired several meetings across the nations and championed charities to support vulnerable people in African countries.
Wendy has received due recognition for her many roles among her numerous awards are:
- Nigeria Leadership Initiative award 2007
- Nurse Midwife of the year nominee 2011
- Recognition for an outstanding role in bereavement services at Newham Hospital
- Nigerian Nurse of the year 2011 – Yoruba Heritage Award UK