Building a career is demanding enough on its own, but what if you have a passion or business idea you want to pursue without giving up your mainstay? Welcome to ‘the art of the side hustle’…
Star 100 members Naa Merley Okine and Yaw Mante will explain how they balance ‘main hustles’ in corporate law and corporate finance respectively, with ‘side hustles’ creating and selling fine and contemporary art work in London and online.
It will be an informal and engaging session, presented in a visual and interactive way. Naa Merley and Yaw’s stories should be of particular value to anyone who has an interest they would like to cultivate alongside their main careers.
Naa Merley & Yaw will speak about:
• How and why they got into their side hustle – interesting stories and anecdotes of their journey so far
• How they split their time between main and side hustles
• Examples of their art work
• Inspirations and motivations behind their art work
• Future plans regarding their work
There will also be an opportunity to see some of the art work created by Naa Merley & Yaw.
About our presenters:
Naa Merley Okine is an accomplished solicitor advising on all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency law. She is a graduate of The Art Academy London with a certificate in Fine Art and has had her art work, which centres around portraits and figurative paintings, displayed at The Art Academy and Hoxton Basement. Her latest exhibition is on now at Lounge Brixton until 31st July.
Yaw Mante has built an impressive career in corporate finance, taking on roles with Lehman Brothers, Barclays and EY since graduating from Yale University in 2006. It was at Yale that Yaw started to take his art work more seriously, after a friend organising an exhibition convinced him to take part. Since then, his work has been displayed in ‘A Touch of Art 2013 in aid of the Songhai Art Foundation’ and his own solo exhibition ‘Impressum’, which took place last September in London.
When & Where
Star 100 UK
Star 100 is a Ghana-focused diaspora network, based in London. It was founded in the UK in June 2004 with the aim of connecting 100 likeminded professionals - hence the name. Today we have some 900 registered members.
Find out more at http://www.star100.org/.