Damola Morenikeji is a social entrepreneur interested in the future of humanity hinged on people, platforms and policies. He is on the founding team at Joy, Inc. a benefit corporation based out of Miami, Florida and Lagos, Nigeria, equipping young Africans with happiness and resilience skills. Joy, Inc. is on an ambitious mission to transform Sub-Saharan Africa into a mental, emotional and spiritual safe space, and build a new generation of happier, flourishing young Africans.
Before Joy, Inc., he led strategy, innovation and research at two innovation hubs in Nigeria, co-led global education initiatives and contributed to the ethics and governance of artificial intelligence for societal interest initiative as a Berktern at Harvard University. He founded AllforDevelopment, which focuses on building young people and promoting education, leadership and development. He has spoken at/ contributed to fora including TEDx, World Economic Forum and at the United Nations.
Damola has been a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts (RSA), Fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative RLC, Hive Global Leader, Fellow of the Common Purpose UK’s Global Leaders Experience, Fellow of the Social Leadership Academy USA, DESPLAY Fellow, Global Youth Ambassador (for education) and recipient of the 2016 African Youth Award for Excellence in Leadership.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS