Building better people and communities.
Renee is a creative portfolio entrepreneur, speaker and content creator with a background in education technology, social entrepreneurship and community building. Renee is passionate about holistic wellness, personal development and gender equity.
Renee 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, and gained admission to 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, and the Upstart Award for Social Mobility in 2019. 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, Renee 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 founded 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, Renee 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. Renee 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. Renee continues to be a strong advocate for women's rights, with a particular focus on women's education, entrepreneurship, and psychological wellbeing.