Episode 1: Bill Mandara, Scott Harrell, Bolanle Williams-Olley, & Jessica Mann-Amato of Mancini
The Anti-Architect Podcast
This episode is a bit different from the normal format at The Anti-Architect Podcast. Normally, the podcast takes a critical look at how architects work with their clients and, in turn, how clients view architects. In this episode, Christian is joined by his four partners at Mancini Duffy: William Mandara (CEO), Scott Harrell (Principal), Bolanle Williams-Olley (CFO), and Jessica Mann-Amato (Principal), who own the 100+ year-old tech-first architecture and design firm. Mancini is a New York City institution for architecture firms; back in the day, Mancini was known for corporate interiors for professional services companies, law firms, and financial institutions. When Christian joined Mancini in 2012, the concept behind his arrival was to bring the firm into the next generation in terms of projects, leadership, and culture. Years later, Mancini has grown, had some big wins, made some big mistakes, survived a global pandemic, and Christian's four partners have been like family. They are in this together. They love what they do, they share a common purpose, and they are a true partnership. In a sense, they chose each other and for anyone listening to this, choosing your partners in business is a key component to your happiness and a key component to making a great company culture.www.manciniduffy.comFollow Christian Giordano, The Anti-Architect: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cdgiordano/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christiandgiordano/?hl=en
S2 #3 A Commitment to Giving Back with Bolanle Williams-Olley
Build Better with Anastasia Barnes
On season 2, episode 3 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Bolanle (Bola) Williams-Olley. Bola is a partner and the chief financial officer at architectural firm Mancini Duffy, the founder of the SheBuilds Movement, and a mom of two. As a CFO, Bola is setting an example for women in the AEC industry. She talks about her passion for giving back and her advice for those wanting to make an impact, through their work or their philanthropic efforts.
What's Your STORY: Bolanle Williams-Olley, Mancini Duffy
the dreamcatchers podcast
If you are in need of a spoon full of inspiration, push play NOW. The Dreamcatchers virtually sit down with total C-Suite rockstar at a NYC tech-first architecture/design firm, Mancini Duffy (clients include Peloton, Boqueria, American Airlines, The Assemblage & Malibu Farm at Pier 17). Bolanle Williams-Olley (aka Bola), is their CFO and part-owner, a mom of two, avid fitness guru and she also has several side hustles – a serial multi-hyphenate as she says!! Bola is a lively thought leader and financial guru doing amazing things within the corporate and personal finance industry, as well as global communities to educate and inspire! Listen in as Marissa & Jamie instantly connect with her energy and contagious positivity!In all of her free time, wink, Bola is passionate about service and is the founder of two impact organizations: • SheBuildsLives - a non-profit focused on addressing needs of children and improving quality of education in low-income schools and communities in Nigeria• REACHNigeria - a connector hub that creates awareness about NGOs and volunteer opportunities across Nigeria.Pour a glass of stay at home "lemonade" and indulge in this incredible conversation.
14- Bolanle Williams-Olley on Authenticity, Drive and the Importance of Seasons
Launch that Ish
On episode 14 of the Perfete Podcast we have super human and self proclaimed "dreamer"- Bolanle Williams-Olley. Bolanle is the CFO of Mancini Duffy, founder of She Builds Waves, She Builds Lives and Reach Nigeria. On this episode Bolanle discusses how she landed in the built industry and her 13-year progression through it, from junior project accountant all the way to CFO. She covers such topics as discipline and scheduling, knowing how to say “no”, avoiding overwhelm, and the importance of bringing your authentic self into everything you do. This is a really great conversation on powering through and how there's a season for everything. You don't want to miss it! RESOURCES: Your Money Clique Instagram: @bolanle_hq Twitter: @bolanle_hq LinkedIn: Bolanle Williams-Olley Before5am.com
How Women Can Bring Authenticity To The Workplace with Bolanle Williams-Olley, CFO at Mancini-Duffy
Mother Honestly Podcast
Bolanle Williams-Olley is the Chief Financial Officer at Mancini Duffy, a technology-first design firm based in NYC where she oversees the firm’s financial and operational performance. She has over 11 years of experience working in the AEC industry with a strong background in financial analysis and strategic initiatives. At her core, she thrives on building relationships between finance and management teams to ensure the overall financial success of projects and her firm. Before her current position at Mancini Duffy, she served five years as Senior Project Accountant at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and five years as Project Accountant at HLW. She recently received a Master’s in Education & Social Policy from New York University (NYU), and holds a Master’s in Applied Mathematics and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the City University of New York (CUNY) at Hunter College. She is passionate about service and is the founder of 3 impact organizations: SheBuildsWaves - a community that provides support, resources and gives back to professional women in the built industry, BolaKrafts Cares - a non-profit focused on addressing the needs of children and improving the quality of education in low-income schools in Nigeria, and REACHNigeria - a connector hub that creates awareness about NGOs and volunteer opportunities across Nigeria. On this episode, Blessing and Bolanle discuss family and career values and what to look for in a company. Bolanle shares more around following her passion and dreams, taking chances, engaging in meaningful work and bringing authenticity to the workplace. Bolanle is married with two kids and absolutely obsessed with throwing really fun themed parties. The Mother Honestly Podcast is sponsored by The Motor City Woman Studios