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Leading with Purpose to Bridge the Black Leadership Gap – Reflections from The LEAD Conference 2020

How does one bridge the gap between the education and the private sector in terms of providing skills, training and opportunities for a young black work force to progress in the corporate world? This was the question at the heart of the Conference organised by The LEAD Curriculum in association with IBM Black Employee Network …

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The Next Best Thing Since Sliced Bread; Introducing TeaNcake.london

When Sandra Barrett packed in her full time job, she had to find something quick to replace her income. Scrambling for ideas, she realised the answer lay closer to home, in the form of a forgotten sewing machine. Together with her talent for catering and event planning, Sandra launched her brilliant new business venture; teaNcake.london. …

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The Rise and Rise of African Fashion Week London

Review by Mbeke Waseme African fashion has risen. When I attended the first African Fashion Week London (AFWL) in 2011, it was growing.  It was a big event with a small market place. The stage was graced by new and established designers whose models came to showcase contemporary and traditional styles from all over Africa.  For those …

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First Lady of Nigeria, Dr Aisha Buhari Calls for Unity within the African Diaspora

Report by Mercy Francis On 26th of July 2019, at the headquarters of the United Nations in London, Africans from all over the globe gathered for the 7th African Ambassadors and Diaspora Interactive Forum (AAIF) which was organised by the International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO). First Lady of Nigeria, Dr Aisha Buhari wife to President Buhari …

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Africa Fashion Week London – Back for Season 9

The largest annual African fashion event in Europe, Africa Fashion Week London (AFWL), is back for Season 9. At the prestigious Freemasons’ Hall for two full days of catwalk shows, exhibition and shopping in the beautiful Grand Temple venue space, AFWL hosts over 100 designers, flying in from different parts of the globe to showcase …

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BE Mogul Awards

The Brightest and Best at the BE Mogul Awards

It was a night to remember at the Be Mogul Business Awards on 22nd November when the brightest entrepreneurs from the African and Caribbean community proudly stepped out to celebrate their achievements. Sponsored by Nat West, the Be Mogul Biannual Awards held its first event in 2016 and it has certainly come a long way …

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Making Connections at ‘Women Like Me’ Business Expo

‘Women Like Me’ came out in numbers to attend the event hosted by the energetic and inspiring Mavis Amankwah, of Rich Visions enterprises at the Hilton Hotel, Canary Wharf in September. Now celebrating its 2nd year, the event was created to provide women entrepreneurs and business owners a unique platform to network, share ideas, tips …

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Launch of the Women in Business News – Africa and USA

The Women In Business Radio Show welcomed listeners from around the world as it launched a new format, Women In Business News – Africa and USA in July 2018. Formidable host Sian Murphy with her co host Laura Lawrence  have been presenting WIB on Channel Radio for many years, building a global audience. The interest from Africa and USA, in particular led Sian …

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Diversity House introduces ‘Supporting Women and Girls’ -Business Briefing and Networking Meetings

August 1st marked a Business Briefing and Networking Meeting held at Ideas Test in Sittingbourne, attended by the CEO of Diversity House Christine Locke, SWAG Project Support Officer Neema Kambona. Other attendees included Selvum Padiachey (Guest Speaker), Rosemary Dymond, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent and Patron of Diversity House, Mayor of Faversham, Shiel Campbell along with …

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