Seyi Akiwowo

Founder and Executive Director of Glitch

Seyi Akiwowo is the Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, a growing not-for-profit advocacy, campaigning and training organisation that aims to end online abuse. Seyi has published widely on how to end online abuse and digital citizenship. She has spoken on various news outlets including BBC Radio London and Sky News about online gender-based violence, as well as presenting all over the world, including Washington DC, Istanbul and at the 38th UNHRC in Geneva. She designed the ‘Fix the Glitch’ toolkit, which supports individuals and organisations to host sessions on how to end online gender-based violence. Personally Seyi has delivered digital citizenship and digital resilience training to over 3,500 people across the UK and Europe.

Seyi was also elected as the youngest, black female Councillor in East London at age 23. She is a graduate from the London School of Economics, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and recently became a Fellow of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. In August 2018, Seyi was named Stylist Magazine’s Woman of the Week and her many achievements have been captured in books, such as Slay in Your Lane and Misogynation. Seyi is Amnesty International’s 2018 Human Rights Defender and is part of the #ToxicTwitter campaign to end online abuse against women.

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