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Uplift: H.E.R

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It was 100 years ago that the lives of women started to change. Women now have many milestones to celebrate. From the right to vote, to now women in fields that was once unheard of. International Women's Day is about celebrating the achievements of women around the world and we want you to be a part of it!

Are you a female aged 16 - 19? Join us on the 9th March to learn how to remove barriers, challenge the stereotypes and become a future leader.



Speakers include:

SIAN MITCHELL

Sian completed her A levels at a comprehensive school in London and went on to complete her MBBS undergraduate medical degree at Imperial College London where she also received a BSc in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences. She completed her medical foundation training in Nottingham and is planning a career in obstetrics and gynaecology. Along the way, she has had the opportunity to hold committee positions, attend and present at international conferences and complete publications. She finds being a doctor extremely rewarding and is still exploring the vast career paths that medicine offers.

ADEOLA GBAKINRO

Adeola is an award winner and the founder of Uplift TNG - a project aimed at helping young people aged 11 – 19 from black, minority ethnic and disadvantaged backgrounds - through series of conferences, workshops and mentoring sessions. She founded the project whilst in her second year at University studying Biomedical Science.
She is also the President of the Biomedical Society at her University, which provides educational support to students. Adeola also volunteers with several youth organisations and is a STEM Ambassador encouraging young females to think about future careers in science.

LOLA OLAORE

Lola has graduated with a 1st class degree in Global Business and after completing University she has gone onto work for a global consultancy firm as a Technology Analyst. In her spare time Lola enjoys travelling and indulging in new cuisines. Lola is passionate about ensuring the next generation are equipped with 21st century skills and that no one is left behind. She has done this through sitting on the Lifeskills Youth Advisory Council and has recently joined the digital pioneers to help build the Mayor of London’s Digital Talent Programme.

LILY OKOROKWE

Lily works within Accenture’s asset and wealth management practice and has worked mainly in capital markets. Her interest in economic development and empowerment in emerging markets has inspired her to use her skills and network to foster conversations on how technology and business can be used to drive change on issues surrounding economic disparity and development.
While in University, Lily founded The GlowingColours.com, a content-sharing platform for African art, fashion and business. Lily is a One Young World ambassador, the preeminent global forum for young leaders which gathers the brightest young talent from around the world to develop solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues.

LARISSA KENNEDY

Larissa Kennedy, 19, is the UK’s representative to the Global Secretariat at Youth For Change, where she campaigns against gender-based violence. She is a Trustee of the British Youth Council, and is an active member of Girlguiding. Larissa is reading Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies at Warwick University and is President and Co-President of the anti-racism and anti-sexism societies there.

Barclays featured her at Number 63 on the 2017 edition of their ‘Future 100’ List of the most influential women at UK universities. Larissa, also, writes for online media platform, BEBB: Be Educated Be Bold.

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