Building better people and communities.
Renée is an award-winning speaker, academic and creator with a background in impact investment, social entrepreneurship and community building. Renee is passionate about holistic wellness, personal development and gender equity.
Renée has been an avid story-teller and lover of knowledge from a young age. She was the first from her state school in North London to gain access to Oxford University, winning a scholarship and eventually graduating with a First Class B.A. (Hons) in History. She went on to win the prestigious Kennedy Scholarship, a full ride scholarship to study at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she graduated with an Ed.M in International Education Policy.
She has won several awards for her work, including UK Rare Rising Stars 2019, The Oxford Titular Scholar for academic excellence, the Upstart Award for Social Mobility in 2019, and the 2023 Diana Award for humanitarian work in Gender Equity. She was also amongst the first in her Oxford college to be featured in the Keble Portrait installation series, celebrating the 28 Most Inspirational Alumni.
After graduating from university, Renée became a dedicated content creator, alongside her work in education and financial technology. She is a distinguished writer with a passion for self-growth and productivity, and writes Optimise Me, her personal newsletter with over 1000+ weekly subscribers. She also co-founded and designed The Phoenix Programme, an independent writer’s programme, powered by AppleBooks and Harper Collins, for young people between the ages of 18-25.
In the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Renée co-founded To My Sisters, one of the fastest-growing women’s development communities, which has since grown to a community in the 100,000s. Renée has co-designed personal development workshops for women, international excursions, fundraising activities and several live experiences to support with the holistic development of women across the world. She is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the New Creator Fellowship Programme, and served as the UK Head Delegate to the Y7 Summit in 2023.
Renée continues to be a strong advocate for women's rights, with a particular focus on women's education, entrepreneurship, and psychological wellbeing.