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We celebrate 3 years of Inspirational YOU today.

I hope you can join one of our sessions.

www.iybeinspired2.eventbrite.com

12:00pm – FREE – The power of meditation
12.45pm – Social media for business & personal branding
13:30pm – FREE – Young and I am winning
14:00pm – The business of fashion
14:00pm – FREE – Get ahead in law
17:00pm – Leading men – A winning mindset
15:30pm – Leading women – Never give up
14:45pm – Fashion show

Speakers

Sarah Thompson Meditation facilitator and Reiki Master

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Sarah’s session will begin with an introduction to what inspired her to learn to meditate; being diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2004. You will learn the positive benefits that meditation can have on your mood, health, mental state and general ‘Well Being’.

Sarah will then invite you to try it out for yourself, to show you just how simple it is! You will leave the session feeling energised but relaxed. You will also leave with the knowledge and power to change your own ‘state’ whenever you need to in the future.

 

Carla Narth Digital Marketing Director at re:act

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Carla is a highly experienced multimedia producer and digital strategist with over 15 years media experience.

She is MD of re:act, a digital marketing company, which works ahead of the curve to help clients build their brands and engage with their audience. Carla’s specialist knowledge of the youth market and its relationship to new and emerging technologies gives her deep insight into the best way online media can work for key demographics. re:act’s clients include Island Records, The Hub Entertainment, JustFrank Music and Eddie Botsio Photography.

She has produced and directed some of music’s biggest names including Trevor Nelson, Tim Westwood,Chris Moyles, Kelly Rowland and many more. She has also delivered dynamic, interactive content from huge live events both nationally and internationally including BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, BBC Radio 1Xtra Live, the MOBO AwardsNotting Hill Carnival and 1Xtra in the USA, Jamaica and Ibiza.

Carla is also a qualified senior journalist and prior to joining the BBC, she spent two years working at the regional media group Archant where she was a reporter, feature writer and web editor.

Carla has extensive experience of working with young people. One of the pioneering projects she worked on was UTakeover for BBC Radio 1Xtra. This involved directing a Q&A with former PM Gordon Brown and a large group of young people whom she trained and mentored in radio and multimedia production.

Karen Campbell Digital Media Director & Web Editor at Kiss FM

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Karen Campbell is the Web Editor of UK radio station KISS FM.  You will hear about her story and how to successfully use social media to grow your personal or business brand in the work shop ‘How to use social media to boost your career and to win new business’.

Karen began her career working in NHS PR, handling accounts for various heath authorities in the Midlands, whilst juggling her passion for music  by writing music and event reviews in her spare time.

Karen has always had an interest in music, which led to her to spending 6 years producing radio shows atBBC Radio 1Xtra before going on to produce online content for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra for a further 3 years. This involved managing the network homepages, generating social media output and leading on digital content for a number of events including 1Xtra Live, Radio 1 at The BRITS and lots more.

She also currently runs her own PR Agency, Shiloh PR (www.shilohpr.com), focusing on publicity for music events and helping brands to reach ethnic communities in the UK through public relations.

In addition, she gets to continue to exploit her interest in social media as she works full time as the Online Editor at Kiss FM, where much of her role is focused on developing the brand’s social media strategy and encouraging online interaction with audiences.

Andrew Bontiff Sports Journalist

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Andrew is a sports enthusiast  who began his route into the media by creating his own football magazines from the age of 10 and contributing to school newsletters. At 15 Andrew won a best commentator award at the 2007 BBC Your Game event, leading him to land a week’s works experience at BBC Sport.

Andrew continued to get a further taste of sports reporting by covering matches for Leyton Orient and Tottenham Hotspur reserve teams and then served his apprenticeship in the newsroom writing for The Voice Newspaper.

During his years in higher education, Andrew added to his flourishing CV with stints at leading organisations including Channel 4, Sky Sports News, BBC Radio Five Live and British Eurosport seeing him cover major sporting events from the Wimbledon Tennis Championships to the 2011 UEFA Europa League final.

A recent graduate at the University of East London with a degree in Sports Journalism, Andrew was invited as delegate to attend a world sports conference hosted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Los Angeles and won UEL’s 2012 Sports Journalist of the Year award.

Andrew fulfilled his very own ‘Olympic dream’ by landing a crucial media role during the London 2012 Games, working for the Olympic and Paralympic News Service. Andrew recently joined the Sports PR team at Weber Shandwick- a leading global multi-specialist PR and Communications firm.

Luke Shore  Student and democracy activist

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Luke was part of the international coordination of the Occupy movement and was a member of the teams that coordinated the global demonstrations on the 15th October 2011 and 12th May 2012 which mobilised an estimated two million protesters in 1009 cities in 86 countries worldwide.

Luke is a student unionist and is leading efforts to develop school student representation in the UK. He represents English students at a European level and is currently leading cooperation between 23 national school student unions across Europe to agree a resolution on ‘Education in Crisis’ to deliver to the European Union . He is a young advisor to the democratic education charity, the Phoenix Education Trust and also works with Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.

In the last few months he has spoken on education and youth matters at the Royal Society of Medicine,Warwick University, the Royal Festival Hall, Wellington College and the University of Paris VI.

Luke is fifteen and currently studying his A-Levels in Bingham, Nottinghamshire.

Jackie Eyewe Project Management & Brand Partnerships at 02 Think Big

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Jackie Eyewe will be joining our ‘I am young and I am winning’ panel on Saturday 23rd March at Birkbeck, University of London. Jackie began her career at the age of 15 as a features writer for Live Magazine, Jackie quickly worked her way up to becoming the deputy editor, delivering six successful and exciting issues of the youth-run publication. From this Jackie expanded her journalism skills into mentoring a group of 16 budding journalists at The Guardian, to produce a quality thought provoking supplement magazine ‘Deadline’.

Whilst maintaining her passion for journalism and writing Jackie transitioned into the PR and branding field after joining Above & Beyond, working with a number of influential celebrities and brands. Since then Jackie is now working in project management at Bauer Media, owners of KISS FM, Grazia and Empire magazine, working heavily on their GoThinkBig initiative, a partnership between Bauer and O2 that aims to help young people get their foot on the career ladder.

Gemma Feare Graduate, mentor and Miss Jamaica 2012

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Gemma is 21 and has lived an enviable and animated life. She has travelled the world, won awards and inspired many people along her short but fruitful journey thus far. Gemma believe’s that her positive attitude and own personal life experiences, which include surviving the 2005 Thailand Tsunami, have helped shaped her character today. She is a very pro-active and ambitious young woman who creates her own opportunities and works hard to meet her own exceptionally high standards. Upon meeting her, you are instantly captivated by her great sense of humour, boundless energy and dazzling smile. Her undeniable enthusiasm always seems to encourage those around her.

Gemma recently won the Miss Jamaica UK 2012 pageant in London. Inspiring young people and helping them to build a strong foundation for their future is a role Gemma takes very seriously. She is a former Student Ambassador and e-Mentor and has become heavily involved in encouraging those from the community via youth programmes  Such as RAP Mentors project (Reaching All People), which provides effective solutions to serious violence and aims to transform communities, schools and homes.

Francisco Augusto Student, London Youth board advisor & film maker

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Nginamau Francisco Augusto is a student at Roehampton University, brother, member of DareLondon (London Youths Youth Advisory Board), youth worker, and world-changer. He is passionate about film making and is on this way to running one of London’s most dynamic socially driven media companies.  He is an authoritative speaker who is resolute in his passion for other young people and his community

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BREIS (breeze) is a dynamic Hip Hop lyricist based in London. Uplifting his listeners with his witty wordplay is why his name stands for Brother Reaching Each Inner Soul. His sound is a fusion of the Hip Hop, Soul and Afro-beat he listened to growing up in both London and Lagos. He confidently draws from his Nigerian musical heritage and also incorporates Yoruba and Pidgin English into some of his lyrics. BREIS is in a class of his own, a refreshing MC with incredible stage presence. He is also the founder of Student of Life Ltd, a Hip Hop education company passionate about inspiring young people to explore their creativity. In 2011, BREIS published the UK’s first interactive Hip Hop inspirational rhyme book entitled ‘Brilliant Rappers Educate Intelligent Students’.

Elaine Powell Public Speaking Coach

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Elaine Powell is a professional speaker, public speaking coach & comedian.  She has trained over 5000 people in public speaking, continually wins speaking competitions and is a regular on the storytelling and comedy circuit. Fear of public speaking puts many people off from facing their fears, speaking with confidence & making their mark in the world.  Elaine’s mission is to help equip, empower & inspire people through SWC’s workshops, 1:1 coaching, videos and on-line tutorials. Mastering these skills will help you to become a respected leader, achieve more, gain more, earn more and very importantly have fun.

Christelle Kedi International Make-up artist

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Christelle is an international make-up artist.

She has written articles in many journals and been commissioned for London Fashion Week, the Afro Hair Show and the Numbi Festival and was recently awarded the title of “Make-up Artist of the Year 2012” in the Women 4 Africa awards. In her first book “Beautifying the body in ancient Africa and today”, she aims to help beauty and fashion professionals to understand African aesthetics and she strongly defends “Natural” solutions to beauty issues.

Emile Carr Fashion Designer

Emile is a British fashion designer who is a graduate from London College of Fashion.  Currently 28. he started sewing when he was 18 after been taught by his mum and a good friend before he started his degree. By the time he finished studying he had already built up good working relationships with a range of companies that would later help to further his career.

After leaving uni he set up a high street brand called Bellanina which was selling to the likes of Topshop, ASOS and Allders. In 2008 Emile was chosen by the London Development Agency with a handful of other designers to go to New York and represent The best of young British designers during New York Fashion Week.

In 2010 Carr chose to break away from high street fashion and move up the ladder into high fashion setting up the brand Emile. Since launching in the area of the market he has worked Alexander McQueen, Mulberry, Erdem and was part of the small British contingent that helped to get the Australia Olympic Team Uniforms looking so sharp. Aside from design Emile has also worked with NEET‘s, the disabled and ex offenders teaching them how to sew in independently run workshops.

Joy Stylist and Image Consultant

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Joy will be joining our ‘Get ahead in fashion’ talk on Saturday 23rd June at Birkbeck, university of London as part of our ‘Be Inspired 2′ day. Joy is the Senior Stylist and Director of Potential U – a bespoke Style and Image Consultancy. She is a qualified Personal Stylist from the London College of Fashion with over 8 years expertise in the fashion industry. Her passion for style together with comprehensive training has equipped her to confidently style clients and celebrities over the years. Potential U is a fabulous Style & Image Consultancy that helps Women and Men achieve Style and Confidence with their wardrobe! Her consultancy offers an array of personal  styling consultations; Image make over’s, Personal Shopping, Wardrobe Detox/Management, Ladies Style and Colour Parties, Colour Analysis etc

Bold and confident she can make anyone look and feel their best. Joy is on a mission to help Women and Men achieve their style dreams!

Kubi Springer  brand specialist and media personality

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With over 16 years experience in building brands, Kubi Springer has delivered campaigns for some of the biggest clients in the world including: Nike, Justin Timberlake, Rio Ferdinand, New York Fashion Week, The Brit Awards, Atari Games, MTV, Eminem,Mariah Carey, Blackberry, L’Oreal, Sleek Hair Awards and Blue Flame (Puff Daddy’s Marketing & Advertising Agency) to name but a few.

At just 26 years old, Springer was appointed as the youngest Head of Marketing and Brand Communications for the MOBO Awards (broadcast on BBC) and worked with MOBO Founder Kanya King to secure the title sponsorship deal valued at over £1.6 million. By 31 years old, Springer was appointed as the Director of Brand Communications and Commercial Development for new Sky Entertainment Channel, OH TV (Sky Channel 199).Within just one year she ​took the company website from 200,000 to 2.9 million hits and assisted the brand to win 16 TV awards including Best BME Channel of the Year Award 2011.

Joel Dash Celebrity Stylist for Kelly Rowland Nicki Minaj

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Joel Dash is renowned for turning a star into a runway idol, cultivating his clients’ style into an internationally known brand.  His fantastic relationships with key fashion houses and PRs, along with his intrinsic talent and eye for fashion have made him one of the UK’s leading stylists.

From superstar artists Kelly Rowland and Nicki Minaj to actress Amber Riley, actor Lance Gross and DJs Max & Maya Jane Coles, Joel has collaborated with a rage of talented acts within the entertainment industry.

His beginnings at Marie Claire, along with his studies in Law, have all helped Joel with his current role.  Come and be inspired  by Joel and learn how to become an international brand.

Denise Brown Celebrity Stylist, fashion editor and designer

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Fashion Changed My Life is run by qualified fashion stylist, designer and tutor Denise Brown. After ten years of working in the industry Denise decided that she wanted to set up her own fashion courses, inviting young people and adults to explore the wonderful world of fashion and equipping them with a range of skills specific to the industry.

A women’s wear graduate from the world renowned London College of Fashion, Denise Brown acquired a strong sense of identity through fashion from the first time she picked up a needle and thread to hand sew her own outfit, aged just 12. Realising her life’s purpose and embracing it, Denise developed her styling techniques in both menswear and womenswear, exceeding the industry boundaries and expectations. Denise has experience styling some of the biggest names in pop culture including Kanye West, Rihanna, Eliza Doolittle and Noisettes. Denise’s international clientele also includes MTV, GMTV, Nickelodeon, New Era, Polaroid. Denise has also had the opportunity to work with other prominent magazines/newspapers such as Time Out, NME, Lurie, Pride, The Guardian, Fantasic And Men, Fault, Noise and The Metro.

Denise taught fashion design in the London Borough of Lambeth since 2004. During this nine-year period Denise worked for Flipside Project alongside the Metropolitan Police, attending various youth clubs in Lambeth. Denise is also proud of her work that she has done with the Prince’s Trust, delivering a one-week workshop to 16-19 year old NEETS. She has also taught Fashion Styling at CNWL, Fashion design at Royal Court Theatre, customising garments at Postitive Activities For Young People,  and various other fashion courses Brent Summer Uni, Wembley Community Centre, Ground Works, Surestart Plus,  The Davis School and Burnside Schools.

In 2007 Denise embarked on the launch of her successful clothing label Don’t Judge Me- a label based on her struggles, accomplishments and life lessons

Miranda Brawn Legal Counsel at Citi Bank & former banker

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Miranda has been an investment banker and stockbroker since 1998, working for the top tier investment banks such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, UBS, HSBC and Deutsche Bank.  She is accomplished in all disciplines of legal, front office sales trading, sales and marketing to the hedge fund and asset management industry.  She was also previously Chairman of the UJIMA Networking Group at JPMorgan Chase where she focused on the promotion and mentoring of black employees within the US Investment Bank while performing the role of Head of ISDA Legal Documentation.

Miranda was a Consultant Legal Advisor at MacLeish Littlestone Cowan in 2012, specialising in high street civil and commercial litigation. She has represented several firms on behalf of this law firm in Courts around Central London where she has successfully helped the law firm to win cases. Miranda took the unconventional route into the legal world where she completed law school at the College of Law during a part-time weekend BVC course while working as a Hedge Fund Sales Trader and Stockbroker.  Upon being Called to the Bar, she immediately made the move from Banker/Broker to Lawyer where she is now a Banking and Finance lawyer specialising in Derivatives at a top US Investment Bank (Citigroup).

She is on the Committee Board for the Association of Women Barristers.  She is also a Derivatives Specialist for the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). She is involved in Philanthropy where she performs Pro Bono work providing free legal advice to various organisations in partnership with Clifford Chance and Citigroup. In July 2012, she became Founder and CEO of her own legal consultancy company called Pluto Law Limited which specialises in investment banking consultancy, mentoring, legal tuition and research.

Elizabeth Nolan Solicitor & Head of Employment Law

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Elizabeth Nolan is a Solicitor and the Head of Employment Law at JFH Law LLP.  Elizabeth will be joining our Law panel on Saturday 23rd March. Elizabeth qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and practised at several high profile London firms in the area of criminal defence before transferring her skills to employment law.  Elizabeth is a qualified duty solicitor and obtained her higher rights of audience in the criminal courts in 2007.  Elizabeth also has experience providing lectures and training seminars in employment law, is a regular commentator on social media forums in relation to employment law and an active member of a number of business networking groups within London.

 

Julia Furley Barrister & partner

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Julia was called to the Bar in 2000 and was a Barrister at the independent bar until she founded JFH Law LLP in 2010, with John Howey, Solicitor.  Julia practises predominantly in the area of criminal defence however, she also has expertise in regulatory law and employment law.  Julia also provides lectures and training seminars in both criminal law and employment law.

Laurie-Anne Power Barrister

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Laurie-Anne is an experienced criminal defence Barrister and has acted in cases of varying size and complexity, representing defendant’s on many serious cases including kidnap, Rape (In particular historic allegations) sexual assault, firearms offences and Murder. Appearing before the Court of Appeal on many occasions and the International Criminal Tribunals. Former lecturer and Unit Leader at the London Metropolitan University. She lectured in the Laws of Criminal Evidence and Procedure and Criminal Law. Former Lecturer on the Bar Vocational Course (Manchester University) teaching Advocacy and Ethics. Laurie-Anne is also an advocacy trainer for her Inn (Middle Temple). She has been trained to teach new members of the Bar and students the skills needed to become confident effective advocates.

Diversification of the Bar is something that Laurie-Anne is dedicated to addressing, her role in education and training is therefore of particular importance to her. She appears as a role model for an organisation called Urban Synergy who’s aims are to provide young people in South London with positive role models as a point of contact.

At home, a significant amount of her practice involves representing very young defendants charged with serious offences. She is known for her tough yet approachable nature and has a longstanding clients that have continued to instruct her over her 13years at the Bar. Laurie-Anne also part own a Television Production Company. The company have one drama series in the end stages of production and are planning to produce a series of  documentaries over the next few years.

Abigail Blackburn Journalist at Hearst Magazine and former Editor of Now Magazine

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Abigail Blackburn is currently a senior contributing editor for Hearst Magazines, working across print and digital development projects. She has worked in mainstream women’s publishing for more than 16 years, in roles including Editor of Now magazine, Deputy Editor of Cosmopolitan (Aust) and Deputy Editor of Woman. She has also held editorial positions on The Daily Mail’s Femail, New Woman, TV Week and Cosmopolitan UK.

British born of Jamaican heritage, Abigail is married and the mother of two sons. She moved to Australia at age three and was mainly raised in rural Australia. She has spent most of her adult career working in London, along with the occasional stint back in Sydney. She is passionate about audience engagement, great writing, and discovering and nurturing editorial talent from all walks of life.

Hannah Foxley Entrepreneur and Wealth Expert

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Hannah Foxley is passionate about making financial freedom for women simple. Her specialisms are advising female entrepreneurs and helping women navigate the financial minefield of divorce. She gives down to earth, practical advice. She is the director of The Women’s Wealth Expert. Having spent 10 years giving financial planning advice and attaining the highest qualifications in the industry, she is both Chartered and a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, she got sick of the male dominated environment and decided to set up a financial planning business for women by women. Her approach is innovative and not based on the traditional IFA model. She believes in coaching women to have a better relationship with money and by providing them with the tools to better manage their finances, they can start to work towards achieving financial freedom. Hannah provides services ranging from financial coaching to a full lifetime cash flow modelling and implementation service.

Two times breast cancer survivor, Hannah knows a thing or two about the curve balls life can throw at you.

She is in the finishing stages of completing her first book, which guides women through the financial issues of divorce both during and after, to empower them to make informed decisions.

Hannah’s passion now extends to doing extensive charity work, where she pledges to give 5% of her net profits to cancer charities and is a proud ambassador for both Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign. She is a regular contributor to many articles and blogs on finance for women. Her mission is to help women to become financially free. She is known for sorting out women’s finances and leaves them feeling confident and secure.

Anne Alexander Political Producer on ITV Daybreak

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Not long after she left the University of Reading armed with a degree in American Studies, a reporter told Anne she should become a journalist because she had a great by-line name.

Luckily, that was what Anne wanted to do, so after a stint of work experience at various local papers, she got onto the Express&Star‘s journalism training scheme near to her home town of Wednesbury in the West Midlands.

After four years – and lots of local council meetings and magistrate court hearings – she moved to London to become the deputy political editor of the newspaper based in Parliament.

She later became political editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post before jumping from press to TV three years later to become a reporter at the BBC’s Daily Politics programme.

After three and a half years reporting on Parliament in front of the camera on stories as diverse as the election of Barack Obama and education reform, she moved to the breakfast programme GMTV, now Daybreak, to be their political producer.

Highlights of her career include interviewing the then Prime Minister Tony Blair and the then Conservative Leader Michael Howard on the same day and travelling in a Prime Ministerial motorcade during Gordon Brown’s visit to the climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Amerdeep Somal Lawyer and IPCC Commissioner

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Amerdeep will be joining our Leading women’s panel as part of International Women’s Month at Birkbeck, University of London on Saturday 23rd March. Amerdeep is a lawyer. She started her career in private practice as a criminal defence advocate. She became a prosecution advocate at the Crown Prosecution Service. Amerdeep has received several awards for her work in tackling domestic violence, including one for the Attorney General for confronting the particular challenges affecting Asian communities in dealing with domestic violence and for her commitment to diversity. She is a former Chair of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. Currently, Amerdeep is a Commissioner of the Independent Police Complaints Commission and a Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) Tribunal. In May 2011, Amerdeep was awarded the Asian Woman of Achievement Award and in July 2012 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Roehampton in recognition of her valuable work in the area of law, social justice and the rights of women.

Dale Simon CBE Director of Diversity & Equality at the CPS

 

Courtenay Griffiths QC 25 Bedford Row

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Courtenay Griffiths QC has been involved in some of the most high-profile and notable cases of the past two decades. He has a wide-ranging practice in domestic and International Criminal Law and is widely regarded as one of the most outstanding jury advocates of his generation. Criminal defence work emphasis is on  terrorism and murder, some of the most note worthy cases being; The PC Blakelock murder trial, The Brighton Bombing, The Harrods Bombing, The Canary Wharf Bombing, The Risley Riot, The Dartmoor Riot, The Damilola Taylor murder trial. Amongst the most sought after of International Criminal law specialists, providing representation in trials of genocide, crimes against humanity and other war crimes before international, internationalised and national courts. He is particularly noted for his work in the recent landmark case in The Hague defending the former president of Liberia, Charles Taylor. Of his cross-examination of super model, Naomi Campbell, the London Evening Standard remarked, under the headline: “Forget Naomi Campbell Real Star of Charles Taylor trial is Griffiths Q.C”,  “Courtenay Griffiths Q.C. grabbed their attention with his flamboyant style, tenacious questioning and deadpan quotes.”

Andy Woodfield UK Partner & Lead for GLEE at PWC

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After leaving school Andy went straight to work as an engineering design apprentice and at the same time started a day release HND programme in Computing. He then bounced between work in design and IT, finally moving to London in 1998 where he joined PwC as an IT Security consultant.

In 2006 he was asked to be a Partner. He now spends 90% of his time running PwC’s International Aid Development consulting business and the rest of his time helping individuals and leadership teams achieve their dreams.

Joseph Harker Asst Comment Editor at The Guardian

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Joseph Harker is an editor and columnist on the Guardian’s comment section.
 He also coordinates the diversity and inclusion strategy for the paper’s editorial department. 

He is a former managing editor of the Guardian’s features department.  

In 2008 he edited the Guardian’s Black History Month poster series, and in 1994 edited the hardback Guardian book The Legacy of Apartheid, to mark South African’s first free elections. 

Before joining the Guardian, he was editor and publisher of the weekly newspaper Black Briton, and previous to that assistant editor at The Voice.

Jonathan Deverill Solicitor and Partner

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Jonathan Deverill joined DMH Stallard in 2011 as a partner in the London Corporate Group and has more than 15 years experience in corporate law.

He spent the first nine years of his career at Slaughter and May and was made a partner by Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in 2004, before moving to the London office of Stikeman Elliott as a principal in 2007.

Jonathan read Law at Downing College, Cambridge.

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Dr Mark Richards Director of Physics at Imperial College

Dr Mark Richards has a BSc in Chemistry, a PhD in Atmospheric Physics, and currently lectures at Imperial College London. In 2008, he co-founded Duvas, a spinout technology business that specializes in wireless air sensor networks. Mark is also an active member of Imperial As One – the Universities‘ Race Equality Advisory Group and also sits on their Equality and Diversity Committee. Dr Richards is also the Director of Outreach within the Physics Department and has been involved in numerous public engagement and outreach programs that aim to encourage more students from minority backgrounds to pursue science and engineering as study and career choices. As a student most of Marks’ spare time was spent DJing (as DJ Kemist), holding down a radio show on London’s Unique FM for several years. More recently he founded Xtremix Records, an independent label that provides a remixing service to the music industry.

Garry Green Barrister from Tooks Chambers

Garry has been a member of Tooks Chambers since 2002. He specialises in criminal defence and is a committed advocate who is not afraid of advancing his client’s case and ensuring proper protection of their interests. Garry has a strong sense of social justice and community and continues to work with grass root agencies and organisations. He has a particular concern for the welfare of young people and voluntarily works for organisations which focus on improving the circumstances and opportunities of young people