Diverse Voices

The Manchester Tech Festival 2022 – Reflecting Manchester’s Vibrant Community

  Amy Newton (above) is one of the co-founders of this year’s Manchester Tech Festival, which takes place on 17th – 21st October 2022.  Her consultancy, Inclusively Tech, offers workshops and courses to companies of all sizes, from start-ups to senior leaders, focusing on how to get the most out of the vibrant tech community …

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In Celebration of International Women’s Month, CineFAM Launches “The Women of Colour Content Creator Database” ­

  CineFAM, a Canadian not-for-profit initiative founded by award-winning filmmaker, Academy Director Member & CaribbeanTales Media Group founder, Frances-Anne Solomon, is excited to launch its newest Database initiative on www.cinefam.ca The goal is to enhance the visibility of Women of Colour in the film industry: directors, content creators, producers, screenplay writers, actresses, animators, motion designers, etc., in hopes …

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Expanding minds with Bakari’s latest poetry collection, ‘The Madman in this House’ – It’s the perfect gift for the coming seasons.

It’s always a challenge to capture the essence of a collection of poems in a short interview. One can never do the great piece of work justice. Nevertheless the publication of Ishaq Imruh Bakari’s latest anthology, entitled ‘The Madman in this House,’ is as thought provoking, touching and elucidating as his previous collections. It is …

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Continuing with HerStories – Black History Month Presents Leading Civil Engineer, Ayo Sokale

  Ayo Sokale is a leading figure in civil engineering, sustainability, and equality. Ayo shows an unwavering commitment to social change and has a wealth of accolades to her name, including being named, the Diversity & Inclusion Speakers Agency’s Top 15 Diversity and Inclusion Speakers in 2021.  In this special interview for Black History Month, …

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In Conversation with Ashleigh Ainsley, Co- founder of Black Tech Fest – Creating Pathways for Black People in Technology

Thank you Ashleigh for agreeing to take part in an interview for Diversity Business Magazine. Please elaborate on the aims of Black Tech Fest? Black Tech Fest was created with the objective to celebrate culture inclusively through the lens of technology. We had the objective to bring new voices to keynote speaking opportunities to highlight …

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Black Sunflowers Poetry Press – A Celebration of Women’s Voices on International Women’s Day 2021

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 8th March 2021, Diversity Business pays tribute to a new collection of women’s poetry from Black Sunflowers Poetry Press. Published on 14th February 2021, the collection rejoices in the voices of women from around the world. Morgan Christie is one of the authors.  In the interview below, she …

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Heralding a New Era of Growth and Prosperity for Black Businesses

Opinion and Review by Mercy Gilbert. Promoting excellence in black businesses is now needed more than ever. In a year when being Black and male attracted heightened attention, after the death of George Floyd made global headlines and sparked a sense of solidarity within Black communities. The outrage was also triggered by the ill treatment …

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Deconstructing The Purpose of Power By Alicia Garza, Co-Creator of Black Lives Matter

Alicia Garza , the Co-Creator of the Black Lives Matter movement wrote her new book ‘The Purpose of Power’ to give her followers an insiders view of how to make change happen.  “People only see the protests,” she said in an online interview with radio presenter Leah Davis, screened as part of the Southbank Centre’s …

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A Round Table of Excellence at the Empowered Men’s Circle Conference

Singing with one voice, the chorus of the day was made loud and clear by each Speaker at the ‘Empowered Men’s Circle’ online event called Unlocking Potential – Impacting Lives.’ The rallying cry, which became the theme, was for greater collaboration and unity to overcome the multiple challenges faced by young black men in the …

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Living without Stigma – A Woman’s Fight to Gain Equality and Inclusion as a Neuro Diverse Person

By Sam Rapp I never knew I was dyslexic. I didn’t even know what the word meant let alone, how to spell it as I was growing up. It means difficult in Greek. It is a condition that affects reading, writing, spelling. It is also life long, with no cure and about 1 in 10 …

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