Meet The Team

Bola Sol

Founder and Editor

Bola Sol founded Refined Currency in 2015. After studying Mathematics and Finance at university, she realised that women were hardly involved in the conversation when it came to finance. Working in a sector dominated by men and attending networking events surrounded by men, she became determined to change that. She saw a problem so she built a solution: 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


Content Contributor

Freda is a dance graduate studying 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 and Senior Contributor

Joy is a Pharmacist looking for the fastest route to early retirement. She loves making to-do lists, listening to spoken word poetry and gorging on plantain. She is passionate about providing individuals with the tools to improve their physical health and personal finance and believes you must dare to begin.



Josy is a Technology Consultant in Financial Services always looking for new ways to make her money work for her. She loves keeping up with the latest fintech innovations and is passionate about Africa’s technological development.


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 learning to navigate student life.


Student Contributor


Marketing Contributor

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 and runs her own platform to help those who are in need.  Charmaine will stop at nothing until all her goals are achieved.