Ruth is a diversity, equity and inclusion expert with a background in communications, public relations and project management in the non-profit and public sectors.
Ruth brings a grounded expertise and lived experience to the work she does on diversity, equity and inclusion. Her career in communications, public relations and project management in the non-profit and public sectors. She is the founder of The Inclusion Project, a collaborative community for private-public sector partnerships on equity, diversity and inclusion.
Ruth is indigenous to the Yoruba tribe from western Nigeria. She migrated to Victoria, British Columbia in 2015 to pursue a master’s degree in intercultural & international communication at Royal Roads University.
She also holds certificates in community organizing & leadership from Harvard University and community-based participatory research from the University of Victoria.
She is a Black History Month laureate (2018). She was awarded the Community Leadership Award (2019) by the Lt. Governor and recognized by the Premier of British Columbia for her contribution to supporting newcomers to the region. She was part of a youth delegation to the World Economic Forum (2018) where she led conversations on gender, race and migration.
She is a fellow with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, a lead researcher and mentor of the UNESCO Knowledge 4 Change (K4C) consortium in the Salish Sea region of British Columbia. She was recently featured on the cover of Douglas Magazine; her TV series, Community Connect, is viewed widely across Bc. She serves on the board of the Canadian International Council (Victoria chapter).