Working in the UK, overcoming feeling homesick, and communication tips and tricks with Tomilola Kayode-Adedeji

In this episode, we talk to Tomilola Kayode-Adedeji. Originally from Nigeria, Tomilola immigrated to the UK 12 years ago. She is currently a Planning Manager within the Oil and Gas industry with over 14 years of experience in project management, planning, and customer fulfillment. 

She is passionate about mentoring, coaching, and empowering people to grow and bring out the best in themselves.

In this episode, we cover:


  • Finishing school and getting a job in the UK and what searching for a job was like
  • Feeling homesick, finding community, and making new traditions in your new home
  • Advice for her younger self on entering the workforce and joining corporate culture
  • Communication tips and ways to make it easier to communicate with your coworkers


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More about Thriving in Intersectionality Podcast:


Welcome to the “Thriving in Intersectionality” podcast. A podcast created to help you learn from professionals in the workplace who have multiple intersectional identities; from ethnic minorities, veterans transitioning into the workforce, individuals with disabilities, parents, and so many more. 


Hosted by Lola Adeyemo, who is the CEO of EQI Mindset and the founder of the nonprofit Immigrants in Corporate Inc, her mission is to work with organizations to build more inclusive workplaces.


This podcast was built to amplify the voices of leaders and immigrants in the corporate workplace and to give insights and guidance so people can move past their “barriers” and advance in their professional careers.


Through interviews and solo episodes, Lola will examine this global world of work. We hope that you can learn a thing or two from our guests, who have a range of experiences and stories to share. Join Lola as we meet new people who are successfully navigating the corporate space.


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