Recognised by her peers through various legal awards, regularly speaking at various legal seminars, and mentoring junior lawyers, Olamide was a finalist for the 2023 Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Leneen Forde AC Woman Lawyer of the Year award. Committed and socially minded, Olamide is engaged in volunteering initiatives for several not-for-profit charities and is on the board of The Triumph Alliance. Olamide is dedicated to advocating for justice and is passionate about helping those less advantaged by seeking to recover what is theirs and helping to restore their dignity.
Without mentioning your job title, how would you describe what it is you do now (whether at home, work, in the community, etc.)?
Helping people at their most vulnerable to achieve a sense of validation for what has happened and justice.
What are the first three words you think of when you hear the word ‘diversity’?
Representation, wide ranging, and inclusion.
What do you think it will take to develop truly diverse thinking within the legal industry?
Listening to one another, empathy, and meaningful inclusion.
What was your main driver to enter the legal industry?
To do something meaningful and to advocate for those who could not.