Elijah

Lawal

Communications and Public Affairs Manager

Google

Passionate about… getting more diverse individuals into creative industries.

Elijah Lawal is a communications and public affairs manager at Google, covering corporate issues. He is also passionate about diversity & inclusion, especially getting more diverse individuals into creative industries. He is an author, having penned ‘The Clapback’, a definitive guide to calling out racial stereotypes.

He is also an advisory member of Creative Access, an organisation aimed at helping young people from black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, as well as those with a lower socioeconomic status to secure both jobs and paid training opportunities in creative companies.

Favourite campaign of 2020 and why?

Bumble’s Quarantine campaign, because it captured the mood and timing of corona but also made it humorous.

Who is your communicator of the year?

Jessica Yellin

Person of the year?

Chadwick Boseman

The last book you enjoyed?

The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

Favourite podcast?

The Watch

Song you can’t resist dancing to?

Dance With Me by 112

What’s the secret to happiness?

Surrounding yourself with people who love you