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I Am Visible 2016: Women in Business

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Cheryl Boothe, the eldest of three children, was born in London to West Indian parents in 1970. She is the mother of a teenage daughter who plays Tennis at international level. At 18 years old, after completing her ‘A’ levels, Cheryl’s first full time role was in Export Sales where she used her language qualifications and also developed accounting skills. She has worked in the IT industry as a Software Developer, had her own business in Direct Sales and has been working in Financial Services (UK and overseas) for the last 12 years. Cheryl’s interests include live music and international travel.

Caroline Harper grew up in Nigeria. She studied Biochemistry and became one of four female brewers in Nigeria at the time. Doing an MBA and coming to live in the UK in her mid-30’s, launched her into a totally different career. She is an Organisation and Leadership Development Consultant, Facilitator and Executive Coach. She works with individuals and organisations to create inclusive environments where people from all backgrounds thrive and leaders develop strong connections between their purpose, values and the work that they do. Caroline lives a full purposeful life and wants to make a real difference in the lives of others.

Magdalene Adenaike is the CEO of Music Relief Foundation, a business that she started from her experience as an former teen mother and her expertise as a musician. A graduate from the University of East London, she was born and bred in Nigeria, but came to the UK at the age of 10. She was bullied in school when she came arrived as a result of her accent, and created a persona to fit in which led to the pregnancy. She has since written a book about her life so far which has been turned to a play and leading to a musical shortly.

Obehi Orukpe is the Director of The Tutor Company – an organisation that provides tuition services and educational services to individuals and schools, specialising in Maths, Sceince and secondary school admissions test. Born and raised in South East London, and later moving to Kent, Obehi studied at Queen Mary University of London and graduated with a first class in a Master of Science with Honours degree in Mathematics. She is passionate about individuals reaching and exceeding their potential and makes this her driving force and source of motivation in everything that she does.

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