Date:   February 2, 2017

Bilikiss is the CEO and Co-Founder of Wecyclers, a social enterprise working to provide households in low-income communities with value from their waste. She holds an MBA from MIT Sloan, an MS in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University, and a BS in Computer Science from Fisk University. While at MIT, Bilikiss was a Legatum Fellow at MIT’s Legatum center for Development and Entrepreneurship and vice-president of the MIT Sloan Africa Business Club. She is a Carroll Wilson Fellow, an Echoing Green Fellow and a 2013 recipient of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. Bilikiss is passionate about building sustainable models for waste collection and reuse in the developing world, and she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Lagos State Employment Trust-Fund.

Bilikiss’ top tip for getting hired: Make yourself indispensable to the organisation, ensure you have a thorough understanding of the position and highlight your skills and traits that will set you apart.

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