Mayowa Kuyoro is an Associate Partner in McKinsey’s Lagos office and one of the leaders of McKinsey Africa’s Financial institutions practice. Mayowa co-authored Roaring to life: Growth and innovation in African retail banking. She is passionate about the role that access to finance can play in Africa’s growth and development. Mayowa is a co-author of the newly published research report The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Africa, which is a collaboration between McKinsey Global Insights and McKinsey’s Africa offices and explores the “power of parity” in Africa, looking at the potential boost to economic growth that could come from accelerating progress towards gender equality. Mayowa has a MEng (First Class Hons) in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School.