Colourful Women in Business
Saturday, 22 October 2016 from 12:00 to 15:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
To celebrate Black History Month,
COLOURFUL WOMEN IN BUSINESS
(A Women's Business Network celebrating diversity and enterprise in Barking and Dagenham)
Join us for a chat show style panel discussion and Q & A with free afternoon tea and EM3's mobile crèche so you don't have to worry about childcare.
A communications veteran with almost 20 years’ experience in the charity sector and latterly, the NHS, Joy Joses spotted the huge gap in the magazine market for publications that represented people of colour more than 20 years ago. Keeping a close eye on the situation, Joy embarked on her quest to gain the skills and knowledge that would allow her to launch a magazine for women of colour, her chosen ambition. She achieved a journalism degree from the renowned City University, London and enjoyed a fulfilling communications career that honed her skills in a number of communications areas including media, public relations and events. Today, Joy utilizes all of those skills as she recently founded and launched the first online, lifestyle magazine for women of colour, Melanmag.com in September 2016.
Speaking about her magazine, Joy, a wife and mother to two boys, says: “Melan Mag was launched to serve as the online BFF for the UK woman of colour. Our mission is to offer though-provoking articles, features and inspiration for smart, stylish black women. Melan Mag will also feature news and content on role models, fashion, health and beauty, travel and lifestyle, all from the point of view of the woman of colour’s culture and experience.”
Yemisi Akindele founded High Achievers Academy, a supplementary school and Education Consulting firm over 20 years ago.
Yemisi holds a first degree in Accounting and Finance, a postgraduate degree in Law and a Certificate for Professional Development in Leadership and Decision making from both University College London and Harvard Business School.
Yemisi's work include:
High Achievers Top Schools Search Guide to independent schools in the UK and in Nigeria.
High Achievers Academy Summer Camps.
High Achievers Health and Wellness Retreat (Abuja) for Women in Leadership Conference. Coordinator for London (UK) chapter for African Women Leadership Organisation.
BDFM Ventures Nigeria
Prolific speaker and writer.
Author of numerous articles on Education.
Author of a self-development and leadership book, "Greatness in me and my child"
Recipient of Black History Month Award from Thurrock Council
Vee Roberts is a mumpreneur of 4, Strategic Marketing and Events Consultant and Founder of InspireUrBiz™ events. Aside from running a busy household and managing her own business (insight2Marketing), Vee devotes several hours a week to serving other people and helping their businesses grow. Combining her passion, purpose and personal experience of starting her business with children and no funding, Vee recently launched InspireUrBiz™ events.
Finding running a family, business and networking a tough juggling act, Vee set up a unique Sunday networking event. Her affordable events programme is aimed at entrepreneurs and offers inspirational Guest Speakers, Workshops, Speed Networking and Free Childcare.
Evidently, the feedback on the new InspireUrBiz™ YouTube channel and Instagram and Facebook pages, proves that this much needed event is helping to transform many people’s lives. Attendees regularly feedback on the action taken and results they have achieved, as a direct result of attending InspireUrBiz™ events and/or gaining motivation from Vee’s inspirational updates on social media.
Events aside, Vee has worked with a number of businesses and startups too, planning and delivering their marketing campaigns, social media and events. Her passion is helping entrepreneurs establish solid reputable brands that attract new and loyal customers.
Using effective tactics and marketing strategies, her experience is building brands and delivering strategic campaigns and she has worked across a wide range of sectors including Commercial, Charities, Healthcare, Entertainment, Fashion, Hair & Beauty, Education and Tourism – consulting on a local, regional and international level. Many of the businesses she has worked with have seen a drastic improvement in their bottom line and reported improved perception, better awareness of their brand and an increase in sales and enquiries.
Vee is all about serving people. She gets her buzz seeing businesses flourish. Her next big project is to take InspireUrBiz events to an international level.
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