Women who inspire – The power of technology


Women who inspire – The power of technology

Wednesday 30th July 2014

6.30pm – 8.30pm

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Town Hall, Brixton, SW2 1RW

Inspirational YOU in partnership with Impact Hub Brixton and STEMettes will be holding a female inspired business masterclass and networking evening.

Impact Hub Brixton opened in April 2014 and is an innovative business incubator / working space.

The Impact Hub offers a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration and collaboration opportunities to grow SME’s.

Women who inspire is a celebration of outstanding female leadership.

The Panel will focus on:

  • Why more women are starting their own business
  • The issues affecting the career paths of women
  • Developing your digital skills
  • Growing their business both on and offline
  • Why women start a business during maternity or pregnancy
  • The support available to women running an online business

Inspirational women will discuss their careers and explore how they use technology to boost their profile, network and profits.

HOST – Kem Anyanwu – Presenter and Radio host


Joycellyn Akuffo Managing Director at Geek School & Mothers who work

Jennifer Williams-Baffoe Director Willbaforce – Creative Business Consultancy

Balwinder Anand Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Akua Gyamfi Founder of The British Black List

Marcia Brock Founder Smart Kid & IT Networking Project Manager

The evening promises to provide a fantastic opportunity to meet established and respected leaders, network and gain tips designed to give you the competitive edge.

6.30pm – 7.00pm Guests seated for discussion

6.30pm – 8.00pm Welcome, intro and panel discussion

8.00pm – 8.30pm Q & A

8.30pm – 8.45pm Close and depart


 Tickets: http://womenwhoinspiretech.eventbrite.co.uk

Contact: info(at)inspirationalyou.co.uk

07545 156 111



Monique Henry (Singer) @MiqueMusic – IY Live Nottingham – Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Monique Henry, Singer and Actress

IY Live Nottingham

Wednesday 2nd July 2014


From a young age Monique began her musical journey singing in church, the school choir which later progressed to school concerts and talent shows. It soon became apparent that she had something special. She would regularly be involved in anything concerning music singing, and would dream about being on stage. Aged 11, she began partaking in singing and dancing workshops and started to build on her talent, songwriting and performance skills.



Monique started to win local talent shows, would regularly appear in the local newspapers, be heard on radio and aged 14 she was invited to sing at the former prime minister of Jamaica, Michael Manley’s memorial service.

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Rose Davis – Lawyer (Speaker) – Women who inspire – Nottingham – Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Rose Davis, Lawyer  – Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Nottingham Contemporary

Rose Davis

Rose Davis is a specialist property lawyer and consults for a firm of Solicitors. She has built up her practice from scratch and is well known within local and regional circles for her expertise in conveyancing and her clients range from first time buyers to high net worth individuals.

She and her husband have a small portfolio of properties that they manage and let themselves. Rose has also owned and run small businesses in the past including a letting agency and a debt management company. Her first business venture however was as owner and proprietor of a teashop. Prior to that she was a Civil Servant and working in various management roles.

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Rose is a mother of three children who enjoys spending time with her family and husband of 21 years. She also enjoys writing novels, poems and short stories. Her biggest inspiration remains her late mother Beatrice.

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Live performance by ShezAr – Wednesday 2nd July – Nottingham Contemporary

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Headline by UK sensation ShezAr

Wednesday 2nd July 2014 at the Nottingham Contemporary

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Hackney-born soul siren ShezAr is an exciting new force in the UK music scene. From co-writing and delivering the album ‘Sonny Boy’ with Unsigned MOBO-winner Frequently Asked Questions, to collaborating on ‘Curtain Call’ with Sony Music-signed Aiden Grimshaw, she has very quickly became a collaborator of choice for established artists and emerging stars.

With a family steeped in a deep musical tradition, it was ShezAr’s older brother and renowned UK drummer MckNasty who introduced her to the industry as a session singer. It wasn’t long before the likes of Natasha Beddingfield, Terri Walker, Bashy, Omar, MPHO and The Guillemots were seeking out the promising singer ‘with the big voice’ for backing vocal duties

Raised on gospel music, ShezAr’s soul-music streak runs through all of the genres she dabbles in – House to Motown and Blues. The ability to deliver powerful vocals for all occasional has been a major selling point for this adaptable artist. As the UK prepared to receive the Olympic torch, ShezAr was invited to perform on the BBC Introducing stage at the Radio 1 Hackney Weekender and went on to take part in two national tours with chart-topping lyricist Wretch 32 (perform alongside Ed Sheeran, Delilah, Chipmunk and Angel). ShezAr ended 2012 on a well deserved high note, with an interview on Channel 4 music-based breakfast show Freshly Squeezed “Ones To Watch – 2013” and a significant industry buzz.

Counting one of the UK’s most prolific artist/producers of the moment, Labrinth, as your younger brother, couldn’t hurt chances of further recognition. Her collaboration with the musical maestro on his recent ‘Atomic EP’ set the scene for the siblings to continue to create new exciting material in 2013.

With firm foundations laid down, ShezAr began her independent journey in earnest with the premier of her first music video ‘Forever’, featuring another uber talented sibling, the Sony ATV signed Mac1. The track receiving strong YouTube support and multiple plays on 1Xtra, Capital XTRA and RinseFM.

Hitting the road once again, ShezAr joined DJ Melody Kane’s Female Takeover Tour in spring 2013, alongside featured guests Shystie, Lady Lykez and Shejay1E. The takeover continued as she joined Terri Walker, Ms D, Shakka, Josh Osho, KOF, Jamie Joseph, Call Me Unique, Kaleem Taylor and Shea for the Soul Acoustic Regional tour.

Since then, ShezAr has been a regular guest on Naughty Boy’s Hotel Cabana-themed live show for the 2013 summer festivals, she has won- over live crowds and introduced acts such as J Spades, Sam Smith & Emeli Sande and stepped up to perform additional summer live dates with Wretch32. With the promise of more shows in the 2014, as part of a UK tour performing alongside Jacob Banks and Shakka, it’s clear that ShezAr knows her way around the main stage.

Whether wowing the likes of Fearne Cotton & Trevor Nelson, with her rendition of ‘Lifted’ at BBC 1Xtra’s Live Lounge, performing at the prestigious iTunes Festival and BBC’s 1Xtra Live Concert or celebrated the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s inspirational speech, as part of a specially commissioned We Live The Dream UK Tour, ShezAr’s star is clearly in ascendance.

Vocals cameos at the MOBO Awards, Virgin Records 40th Anniversary and the Hotel Cabana UK Tour are an indication of ShezAr’s calibre, as she prepares to take flight as a solo performer.

However, alongside her professional aspirations, ShezAr is passionate about educating and nurturing emerging talent. A seasoned vocal coach of many years standing, she joined the Industry In The Streets team as lead vocal tutor for Capital XTRA’s Music Potential 2012 programme, in turn helping a collective of talented 16-25 year-olds build the skills and confidence to perform at Wembley Arena alongside the likes of Wretch 32, Devin and Angel.

Her participation in Parliament’s Women In Democracy event continues to pave the way for creating positive change. A strong, powerful and highly motivated woman in her own right, ShezAr’s drive to help, encourage and inspire young people to fulfill their dreams led to an event that would make history as the first performance event ever to take place in the House Of Commons’ Portcullis House building.

ShezAr truly is a new soul sister for the 21st Century. Her bold and quirky fashion-sense and style are as notable as her voice. Whether appearing vivacious in color or serene with sophistication, ShezAr is ready to boldly affirm her status as one of the UK’s most exciting new voices with the release of new EP #ShezArsTheName


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Jade Agbloe-Baillie (Singer) – IY Live – Nottingham Contemporary – Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Jade Agbloe-Baillie will be performing at

IY Live Nottingham on Wednesday 2nd July 2014.


Jade is a fiery individual with a passion for performing arts.



Jade has always been apart of the performing arts sector, from a very young age. Music had always been a love and passion of hers, but in 2011 whilst studying an interdisciplinary course in performing arts, she started to discover and understand her voice and since then hasn’t stopped performing.


Jade has been performing in a duo (CarpeDiem) and solo artist and have many achievements in the industry to be proud of (Jack Petchey awards ceremony 2013, Hackney empire, BBC radio1’s Hackney weekender, Backing vocalist for a few UK artists).

Today Jade hopes to focus more on Solo projects, writing, recording and performing all over  to share her talents with the world.

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Natalie Sigona (Speaker) – Leading Women – Wednesday 2nd July 2014 – Nottingham Contemporary

Natalie Sigona – Global Diversity & Inclusion Consultant at Rolls-Royce

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Join Natalie in Nottingham on our ‘Leading Women’s’ masterclass on Wednesday 2nd July 2014.

Natalie loves this role as it gives her the opportunity to drive change around what she is passionate about – celebrating difference & creating an inclusive environment for people to reach their full potential.

Natalie has worked for Rolls-Royce for 15 years where she has undertaken various roles within HR – her experience at RR includes creating a new HR Global Shared Service and leading a team of 30 as a HR Customer Operations manager.

Prior to working at Rolls-Royce Natalie’s experience includes being a Ski Representative during University and heading up a language school as a TEFL head teacher, She also worked as a Lead Recruitment Consultant.

Natalie enjoys a challenge and making a difference for others. She is a mentor for the Aspire foundation.

In her spare time Natalie loves spending time with her gorgeous two children, family & friends …and is attempting to follow in Gary Barlow’s footsteps – by creating a charity concert called “Get Quirky for Christmas” for her local community.

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Deborah Labbate (Speaker) @DeborahStar – Leading Women – Wednesday 2nd July 2014 – Be Inspired Nottingham

Deborah Labbate, Executive Coach and Business Advisor

 Inspirational YOU ‘Leading Women’ masterclass

Wednesday 2nd July at The Nottingham Contemporary

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Deborah has extensive experience of working in the SME sector having started her first business in 1980. Over the ensuing years Deborah engineered the business growth including expansion into several locations and the project management of a commercial new build. This gives Deborah a unique mix of skills having experienced all areas of business first hand.

After selling the business in 1993, and having a career break to start a family, Deborah was appointed a Partner in a vehicle refinishing business taking the role of part time Financial Director, a position she held until recently when she was the orchestrator of a successful exit.

Deborah learned very early on in her business life that the most vital aspect of being able to run a business is actually feeling confident to make the everyday decisions that accompany being ‘The Boss’, be that the Owner/Manager, the MD or anyone responsible for leading a team. With a passion for people, seeing them grow and their businesses thrive Deborah combines a wealth of experience with an understanding of the challenges facing business owners.

Over the last 8 years Deborah has worked with SMEs and individuals within those companies splitting her time between private clients and contracts with various organisations including a short contract with Nottinghamshire Police.

Deborah has a ‘no nonsense’, straightforward approach to help clients focus on the things that matter the most. Combining a unique blend of skills, tried and tested methods and proven ideas alongside practical experience and empathy, she is able to provide clear, practical and realistic strategies to enable business and personal goals and aspirations to be met. This in turn encourages business and personal skills to be improved, in addition to enhanced bottom line results, business growth and an improved work/life balance.

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LeoGoldenChild (Speaker) @UKLeonardoUK – Young and winning – Wednesday 2nd July 2014 – Nottingham

LeoGoldenChild – Artist and and anti bullying campaigner

LeoGoldenChild2 Join Leo in Nottingham on Wednesday 2nd July at the Nottingham Contemporary for ‘Young and winning’. Unrivalled natural talent, genuine artist with such strong messages in his music stemming from his personal life experiences. His Mother – Patricia Richards has been one of the most inspirational people in his life and is at the heart of much of Leo’s work. So be careful to listen to the lyrics too. Leo has such a genuine and hard working ethic that we have also embarked on a Stay Positive School Tour – bringing his message to life whilst performing some of his own material. The feedback has been excellent and the connection with the students and teachers alike has been overwhelming. His performances have gained his great accolade within the music industry at the same time as building up a very solid and loyal fan base of followers … now known as the #goldenfamily.


Going from strength to strength, Leo has performed all around the UK now and has supported some very well know names …. Union J, Dappy, TICH, Wiley, Luke Friend, Elyar Fox, Foxes, Rough Copy, Connor Maynard, Wilkinson, Lorna Simpson, Giles Potter, Joseph Whelan, Miss Dynamix, Lorna Simpson and all of the X Factor Finalists …. a great resume already and more to add soon.

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Luke Shore (Speaker) – Young and winning – Wednesday 2nd July

Luke Shore – Young and Winning on Wednesday 2nd July at The Nottingham Contemporary


Luke Shore is a seventeen year old democracy activist and a Board Member of the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU), a platform which unites 24 national school student unions from 19 European countries. OBESSU is the official representative of school students at the European level and as a Board Member, Luke is responsible for representing their interests in political negotiations with the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations.

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He takes a lead in running OBESSU’s regular international conferences, which bring together national unions, civil society organisations and policy makers from over 20 countries to discuss European education policy. He also trains student activists around Europe in how to organise in schools and build unions, having recently assisted work in Bulgaria, Croatia and Czech Republic.


Before being elected to his position at OBESSU, Luke led a national campaign for the creation of a UK school student union and re-founded the organisation StudentVoice. He chaired the School Student Working Group, which lobbied the Department for Education for more democracy in schools, and in 2011 was part of the global coordination teams of the Occupy movement. He occasionally works as a freelance writer and consultant.



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Parisa Eliyon (Singer) – IY Live Nottingham – Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Parisa Eliyon a writer, events organiser, and singer living in Nottingham
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Co-founder of music business Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, alongside Joe Buhdha, she promotes hip hop, jazz and soul, bringing international megastars to the city, and building a brand which has evolved to being one of the most recognisable for quality music events in Nottingham. From the first sell out event in February 2013, the duo have worked independently and in collaboration with others, and have hosted Klashnekoff, Rodney P, DJ Premier, Big Daddy Kane, MC Supernatural, Roy Ayers, Grandmaster Flash, Omar, Hot 8 Brass Band, and most recently the legendary Lonnie Liston Smith and Terri Walker. With a grass roots mentality sewn into a global vision, CSWS supports local artists and underground talent, featuring Harleighblu, Cappo, Karizma, Ady Suileman and more in their line-ups.
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Developing a portfolio as a writer, Parisa came out of university unsure of her future, and so threw herself into getting as much work experience as possible. She has been published in local press Leftlion and Nottingham Post, a guest blogger for Creative Nottingham, and is now a paid freelance copywriter. Her work has reached all continents, with artist biographies, press packs, website content and more for clients like the World Event Young Artists (WEYA), Nottingham City Council, CAMplan Architecture, Todo Latino Dance co, and Joff + Ollie.
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She is also a published poet and songwriter, with natural lyricism part of her Persian ancestry. Vocalist in digital reggae/dancehall group Origin One, and solo singer working on many projects, Parisa gets a deep sense of pleasure from language, exploring old ones, learning new ones, using metaphors and clever wordplay to put a profound spin on simple observations.
As a singer, she is liked for her tone; described as jazzy, soulful, different, unique; having a strong sense of rhythm in her flow. From the age of 2 years old she was dancing ballet, tap and other styles, and now moves in time to bass lines with ease.
Still on a journey of self-development, Parisa tries to put the earth at the heart of her movements, passionate about environmental causes. Writing for a project on the conservation of bees, working on the Frack Free Nottinghamshire campaign, and spending time doing permaculture at PIP Wednesdays, Parisa knows that her voice and communication skills are destined to tell the stories that need to be heard.

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