Meet The Team


Founder and Editor

Bola Solanke founded Refined Currency in 2015. After studying Mathematics and Finance at university she realised only a few women were in the conversation when it came to finance. The finance sector is dominated by men and she set out to change that. Each time she attended a networking event, she was surrounded by men. She realised that there needed to be more information available about personal finance and she started Refined Currency. Bola also contributes regularly to Refined Currency.

Her personal blog Bola on finance, feminism, and fashion can be found here.

To contact Bola, please email

Melisa Jones

Marketing Director and Editor

Melisa has a professional background of marketing and advertising, after graduating from university with a degree in Business and Marketing Management. She has a desire to help woman feel encouraged and empowered in every area of their lives – from personal finance to career development. Mel is also a passionate foodie and loves to travel.

For marketing/PR queries, please email


Content Contributor

Freda is a dance graduate who is on her way to obtaining a masters degree in dance therapy. She’s also a lifestyle writer and poet who loves engaging in deep thought and living the virtual life with sims. More about Freda can be found here.


Project Manager

Joy is a Pharmacy graduate completing her pre-registration year. After receiving her license, she is looking for the fastest route to early retirement. She loves making to-do lists, watching TED talks and gorging on plantain.


Content Contributor

Linsey is currently a Law student in Scotland. She enjoys eating out and working out. She is passionate about helping others reach their goals. She has started a blog for students to help them with their personal finance and how to balance being a student and having a life.


Marketing Intern

Charmaine is a Cognitive Neuroscience student studying in London. Alongside her interests in neurology, she is a London based model. She has a deep interest in helping those who are homeless, running her own platform to help those who are in need.  Charmaine will stop at nothing until all her goals are achieved.