Ken Osivwemu (Speaker) – VP at Barclays Corporate – Time to raise the bar – Wednesday 21st January 2015

Ken Osivwemu will be joining our Inspirational YOU

‘Time to raise the bar’ masterclass on

Wednesday 21st January 2015

at the Impact Hub in Brixton

 

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Ken joined Barclays in Jan 2004 and in the 11 years has held a number of positions within the group. He started in Barclaycard as a Business Improvement Manager responsible for identifying and delivering operational change to ensure customer service contact centres met their key objectives. He moved on to a Business Design role 2 years later where he was responsible for leading the customer experience and operating model design, implementation and readiness for the launch of new white-labelled credit card joint venture businesses to the market in partnership with leading retailers.

Ken joined corporate banking in 2007 as an Operational Re-engineering Leader responsible for improving business operating models and supporting processes to meet changing regulatory, market and client needs. He went on lead client satisfaction benchmarking and improvement which measured Barclays Corporate Banking performance against domestic competitors. He moved into his current role in Jan 2012.

Prior to his career in financial services, Ken stared his working life as an Engineer having graduated from university in Civil Engineering. His first project as a graduate engineer was the construction of the A50 dual carriageway through Stoke-on-Trent.

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He made a personal decision after three years to change his career and joined GE Capital Services in 1996 where he trained and obtained professional accreditation in six sigma, a business improvement methodology and went on to deliver profitable improvements to key business models.

After four years at GE, Ken joined Motability Finance Limited in Sept 2000, the main provider of leased vehicles to people in receipt of the higher rate disability living allowance. As an operations project manager Ken was responsible for delivering change to operational processes to enable the smooth running of the leasing scheme.

Ken has built a successful career in financial services largely centred on business design and re-engineering.

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Away from work, Ken is a devoted father of three. He regularly volunteers for community projects and has recently become involved in mentoring young people.

Although his 5- a -Side and Sunday league playing days may be over, Ken enjoys watching football and is an avid supporter of Manchester United, which always means heated banter with his friends, most of who support either Arsenal or Manchester City.

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Book your ticket today:

http://www.inspiringlambeth.eventbrite.co.uk

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Denise Rawls (Speaker) – Head of Local Engagement at UKTI – Time to raise the bar masterclass – Wednesday 21st January 2015

Denise Rawls will be joining our Inspirational YOU

‘Time to raise the bar’ masterclass on 21st January 2015.

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Denise is a career portflo-ist; she has more than one focus in her career.

At UK Trade & Investment, the government department responsible for overseas trade and inward investment, she works with the English regions to help them attract more investment from foreign owned businesses who want to expand or set up in the UK.

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Alongside her job she runs Strange Fruit, a boutique greeting card design company which creates vintage inspired designs from a personal collection of antique photographs. Strange Fruit cards are sold across the UK and the USA. The business continues to grow through a network of personal contacts and customer recommendations.

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Denise also makes the time to mentor a small group of civil service from diverse backgrounds, to work on her creative writing and based on her experience of leading the media teams at high profile organisations including Ofsted to deliver strategic communications advice to large and small organisations.

Occasionally she spends time with her husband and her two children at her east London home which she is enthusiastically refurbishing.

Book your ticket today:

http://www.inspiringlambeth.eventbrite.co.uk

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Mbeke Waseme (Speaker) – Author and Coach – Time to raise the bar – Wednesday 21st January 2015

Mbeke Waseme will be joining our ‘Time to raise the bar’ masterclass on Wednesday 21st January 2015 at the Impact Hub in Brixton.

 

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Mbeke Waseme was born in the UK to Jamaican parents. She attended a Lambeth (South West London) comprehensive secondary school and with the encourage of her wonderful English teacher, she began reading work by African American writers like Alice Walker, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis and Toni Morrison.

She went on to discover writers like Miriam Makeba, Chinua Achebe and Fela Kuti whose music and words continue to inspire her. At Sussex University where she completed her first degree, Mbeke was a student of black politics as she sat with people who had been part of the administration of greats like Michael Manley, Kwame Nkrumah, Patrice Lumumba and Julius Nyarari. These people taught her about Africa and she grew to understand what being a part of the African diaspora meant. At 18 her education took to new worlds and new understandings of Africa.

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She would go on to teach, lecture, train and manage departments always with education at the center of her activities for this is where her passion lay. She has worked as a photographer, as a writer, as a photojournalist and as a DJ!! She has taught and worked in the UK, Cameroon, Ghana, Jamaica, Boston, Washington and New York. Her name in America was to promote her first book of poetry entitle ‘Exploring all of me’. Her love for people and education has led her to share her world and personal experiences in her latest self-help and empowerment book entitled Make the change Feel the Joy.

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This book is a successful collaboration between Mbeke Waseme and BIS publications who support authors like Mbeke to self publish their own books.  Her latest book has been described by Jackee Holder as ‘A Gem of a book’.

Mbeke, now aged 50 has proved that age is just a number. She has had an international career and worked as an Executive life coach, Business Consultant, Educationalist, Photographer, Journalist and Author.   Mbeke continues to guide many in their own personal life journeys.

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Make the changes Feel the joy takes the reader through a series of short chapters where Mbeke directs the reader to look at their own, drivers, motivations, desires and points out how goal setting and planning are key to any real changes that you may want.

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Mbeke will be working in Abu Dhabi during 2015 and speaking on January 21st at Inspirational YOU.  She will discuss moving overseas, networking, healthy living, setting goals, mastering how to  keep them and making positive changes.

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We look forward to having Mbeke on our panel on January 21st.

Book your ticket:

http://www.inspiringlambeth.eventbrite.co.uk

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Time to raise the bar – Inspiring Women – Wednesday 21st January 2015

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Inspirational YOU
Time to raise the bar
Wednesday 21st January 2015
6.00pm – 8.30pm

This is part 1 of our 2015 series of talks to empower female leaders and entrepreneurs.

  • who live or work in Lambeth
  • want to start and grow their business
  • change careers
  • network

Each session will consist of a panel of speakers from competitive industries who will share their story and inspire the audience to develop and grow.

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Joshua Neish – Relationship Director Barclays Corporate

Denise Rawls – Head of Local Engagement at UKTI / Founder of Strangefruit Greeting Cards
Edna do Rosário Martins – Business Change Lead at GlaxoSmithKline and Former BBC Apprentice contestant
Mbeke Waseme – Author, Coach, Public Speaker, NLP practitioner and Motivational Writer

Ken Osivwemu – Vice-President, Global Cash Product Mgt at Barclays

This evening will include a panel discussion on:

  • Starting a business
  • Changing your career
  • Emotional intelligence – understanding the reactions of yourself and others
  • Challenging your inner beliefs
  • The art of networking
  • Goal setting
  • Excelling in a competitive industry
  • The importance of balance

Book your ticket today – Entry includes:

  • Refreshments
  • 1 day pass to use the Impact Hub (Co-Working space) in Brixton
  • Automatic membership to our Inspirational YOU Network (IYN).

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Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, London SW2 1RW
Nearest mainline station: Brixton

Supported by Barclays, Impact Hub and Lambeth Business
http://www.inspirationalyou.co.uk
07545 156 111 | info@inspirationalyou.co.uk
@inspirational_u

Book today – Limited Spaces
Book your ticket today:

http://inspiringlambeth.eventbrite.co.uk

Edna do Rosário Martins MBA (Speaker) – Business Psychologist and Former BBC Apprentice Contestant – Wednesday 21st January – Impact Hub in Brixton

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Join Edna, a chartered Business Psychologist and MBA with over 15 years of international experience in emerging and established markets at our first Inspirational YOU masterclass of 2015.

Edna has a strong consultancy background and is currently the Business Change Lead at GlaxoSmithKline with a global remit to embed new behaviours and transform the way the finance function operates. Edna has successfully applied client-focused techniques to improve business performance in individuals, teams and organisations across Europe, Africa, America and Asia.

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She is a specialist in Change Management, Talent Management, Executive Coaching, and Learning & Development. She has a great passion for addressing the strategic people needs in complex organisations. Edna works across sectors and industries and likes the variety, stimulation and opportunity that this brings. Previous roles in consultancy have included the Head of Talent Management, Practice Leader, and Managing Consultant.

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Edna owns her own consultancy (Agbarha People Consulting) and likes the freedom that this offers her to create positive change in her clients. Recent consultancy work has included executive coaching assignments and the design and facilitation of an Away Day with the entire Board of the NHS South London CSU to agree the new strategic direction.

Book your ticket today: http://bit.ly/raisethebar2015

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FunkyNChunky will be at Spitalfields this Saturday 13th December 2014

Join @FunkyNChunky_

Saturday 13th December 2014

at Spitalfields Market in London 

 

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This Saturday (December 13th for your calendars!) sees the opening of the stalls at Spitalfields for the London Met Student Enterprise Christmas Market Challenge.

75 student entrepreneurs from across the university – designer-makers, creatives and start ups pitched their awesome products to win spaces on the sought after stalls at Old Spitalfields Market and Upmarket at the Old Truman Brewery.

With seed-fund and business support prizes at stake to further the development of their products and ideas, the students were challenged to exceed professional standards in the design, make and sell of their ideas at the markets and here’s where you come in – show your support for the Met and buy local!

Follow them on Twitter @LMStudentEnt @thirdgirluk  @booter to find out where they are and for updates through the day with the hashtag #enterprise14

The markets kick off at 10 THIS Saturday, that’s the 13th – find them at:

Old Spitalfields 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London E1 6EW

Jackie Gillan (Relationship Director at Barclays Corporate) – Women at the top – House of Commons – Tuesday 25th November 2014

Jackie Gillan

Relationship Director at Barclays Corporate

 

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Tuesday 25th November 2014

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Jackie has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector and is currently a Relationship Director in the Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics team, specialising in the coverage of Global Corporate accounts in the Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics and Aerospace and Defence sectors.  She is using her investment banking background to benefit the Clients in the sector alongside her corporate banking knowledge.   She joined Barclays in 1998 working in the Loan Syndications Team, covering Origination and Distribution of a very wide variety of transactions, from corporate loans to project finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and other structured solutions.

Prior to joining Barclays she held senior roles in Syndications and Debt Capital Markets sales at Union Bank Switzerland and JPMorgan.

She is Chairperson of the Barclays Corporate Coverage Womens Network focussing on our external reach into our Client base.

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Jackie is a wife and mother and her activities outside of the office include sitting as a Trustee on the boards of three charities.

Book your ticket: http://www.iyinspirebalance.eventbrite.co.uk

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Pamela Hutchinson – Women at the top – House of Commons – Tuesday 25th November 2014

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Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer EMEA/APAC at Northern Trust

Women at the top – Inspiring Balance

Tuesday 25th November 2014

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Pamela is cited as one of the most recognised thought leaders and vocal advocates for diversity across the private sector and has 20 years’ experience in managing diversity within engineering and financial services.

 

After graduating in law, she began her career at Bechtel Ltd as an employment law and diversity specialist where as a pioneer she successfully built the business case for diversity.

 

In 1999 as one of the first diversity practitioners to the City, she joined Goldman Sachs as the Head of Diversity for Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where she firmly established diversity as an imperative for financial institutions.

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Pamela joined Barclays Capital in 2001 as Director of Diversity for EMEA, where she was responsible for developing and executing the diversity strategy across the region, with oversight for Asia Pacific (APAC).

 

In November 2003, Pamela moved across to Deutsche Bank initially as a consultant and in January 2004 she joined permanently as a Director heading up Diversity for the UK responsible for translating the global strategy into local pragmatic, business specific activities.

 

In February 2011 after taking a career break, Pamela joined Northern Trust initially as Head of Diversity for EMEA and in 2013 assumed the role of Chief Diversity Officer for EMEA & APAC where she has responsibility for developing and delivering the strategic agenda for diversity & inclusion (D&I) across the region whilst integrating it into people processes and business practices.

 

Pamela is an expert advisor on the D&I board for the Department for Energy and Climate Change a Director at the London Bubble Theatre and a school governor at Malden Parochial Church of England Primary School.

 

Pamela was a finalist in the European Diversity Awards 2013 in the Inspirational Role Model of the Year category and a finalist at the inaugural Black British Business Awards 2014 in the Financial Services Leader category.

 

Book your ticket today: http://www.iyinspirebalance.eventbrite.co.uk

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Amma Asante – Women at the top – House of Commons – Tuesday 25th November 2014

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Award winning Writer / Director

Women at the top – Inspiring Balance

Tuesday 25th November 2014

House of Commons

 

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BAFTA award winning Writer/Director Amma Asante made an unusual entry into filmmaking.  As a child, Asante attended the Barbara Speake stage school in London, where she trained as a student in dance and drama.  She began her career as a child actress, appearing as a regular in the popular British school drama Grange Hill. She fronted the “Just Say No” campaign of the 1980s and was one of nine Grange Hill children to take it to the Reagan White House. She went on to gain credits in other British television series including Desmond’s (Channel 4) and Birds of a Feather (BBC1) and was a Children’s Channel presenter for a year.

 

In her late teens, Asante left the world of acting and eventually made the move to screenwriting with development deals from Chrysalis, Channel 4 and the BBC. Two series of the urban drama Brothers and Sisters followed, which Asante wrote and produced for her production company and BBC2.

 

Asante’s 2004 feature film, A Way of Life, was her directorial debut and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. The film garnered Asante Newcomer nominations from The London Film Critics Circle and Evening Standard Film Awards, and won Asante 17 international awards for her writing and directing including Newcomer Awards for writing and directing from the BFI London Film Festival and The Times Breakthrough Artist of the Year and the prestigious South Bank Show Awards.

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At the BAFTA Film Awards Asante received the 2005 BAFTA Carl Foreman Award for Special Achievement by a Writer/Director in a debut film and on the same night, she scored a double triumph at the 2005 Miami International Film Festival, winning the award for Best Dramatic Feature in World Cinema and the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) prize for Best Feature Film.

Asante’s labour of love project Belle marks her second feature film.  Asante began developing the 18th century period drama, with producer Damian Jones in 2010 after he sent her a postcard print of the infamous portrait featuring Dido Belle and her cousin Elizabeth Murray. Asante was commissioned on the project and three years of work ensued, eventually earning the movie a green light.

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Belle opened to phenomenal success across the United States, beating Spiderman 2 on its first weekend in the cinemas both opened in. It has been championed by the likes of Oprah Winfrey who threw a garden party in her own home for Amma and the cast, which aired on Entertainment Tonight. Meanwhile in the UK, Prince hosted the premiere’s after-party in celebration of the film and performed a 90-minute intimate set for the film’s cast and crew. Belle was released in June 2014.

In January 2014 Asante was announced as one of Variety‘s ‘10 Directors to Watch’ at a ceremony in Palm Springs, and in the same month, Warner Bros announced Asante as director on the psychological thriller, Unforgettable (working title).  The movie, produced by Denise DiNovi and Alison Greenspan, will be overseen by Lynn Harris for Warner Bros.

Additionally Asante has completed writing on her 1940’s movie Where Hands Touch.  Set in Berlin the movie is developed though the BFI and Tantrum Films, with Asante attached to direct.

Book your ticket: http://www.iyinspirebalance.eventbrite.co.uk

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Jackie Gillan – Relationship Director at Barclays Corporate

Women at the top – Inspiring balance

House of Commons

Tuesday 25th November 2014

Jackie Gillan – Relationship Director at Barclays Corporate

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Jackie has over 20 years of experience in the banking sector and is currently a Relationship Director in the Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics team, specialising in the coverage of Global Corporate accounts in the Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics and Aerospace and Defence sectors.  She is using her investment banking background to benefit the Clients in the sector alongside her corporate banking knowledge. She joined Barclays in 1998 working in the Loan Syndications Team, covering Origination and Distribution of a very wide variety of transactions, from corporate loans to project finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and other structured solutions.

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Prior to joining Barclays she held senior roles in Syndications and Debt Capital Markets sales at Union Bank Switzerland and JPMorgan.

She is Chairperson of the Barclays Corporate Coverage Womens Network focussing on our external reach into our Client base.

Jackie is a wife and mother and her activities outside of the office include sitting as a Trustee on the boards of three charities.

Book your ticket:

http://www.iyinspirebalance.eventbrite.co.uk

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