Stephanie Sey – Consultant Trichologist – Inspirational YOU – Saturday 20th May 2017

Stephanie Sey

Consultant Trichologist

Saturday 20th May 2017

What does natural mean in 2017? A natural hair and wellbeing discussion

Stephanie Trichologist

The Village Centre, Willington Road, SW9

Stephanie Sey is a Consultant Trichologist with first hand experience of hair loss.

After personally suffering from hair loss issues from as young as 14, Stephanie decided that she wanted to help others who are suffering with hair and scalp issues. She trained with the Institute of Trichologists and is an Associate Member.

Stephanie has experience in all hair types however she specialises in Afro and Mixed textured hair. Stephanie has a warm persona and empathetic approach which puts patients at ease; and her dedication clearly shines through in her work.

 

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Sandra Brown – Pinnock – CEO of Xsandy’s Hair & Beauty – Inspirational YOU – Saturday 20th May 2017

Sandra Brown – Pinnock

CEO of Xsandy’s Hair and beauty retail stores

Saturday 20th May 2017

What does natural mean in 2017? A natural hair and wellbeing discussion

The Village Centre, Willington Road, SW9

Sandra Brown-Pinnock, an award-winning entrepreneur and owner of Xsandy’s – the UK’s premium hair extensions brand and retail chain, is raising the bar within the (Afro) hair and beauty world.  As the only female, African-Caribbean (hair and beauty) retailer in South East London, Sandra uses business as a tool to empower and motivate others within the community to embrace entrepreneurship.

Having worked in mental health care (public sector) for over 15 years, Sandra then moved into the private sector and opened a social care organisation to facilitate the rehabilitation of mental health patients back into society. During the course of eight years managing eleven homes, Sandra’s role was instrumental as consultant to senior commissioners and placement officers, enabling them to successfully assist thousands of “difficult to place clients” towards complete independent living.

 

In 2008 Sandra set her eyes on the lucrative hair industry, and embarked on a new journey manufacturing a successful line of hair extensions. Motivated by the lack of product knowledge and customer service provided in hair stores, the former psychiatric nurse-turned business woman opened her first retail store in Lewisham Shopping Centre in June 2015. A year later, Xsandy’s opened a second store in Peckham on bustling Rye Lane, the SE latest area set for regeneration developments

Driven by her vision to empower other Black-owned businesses within the market, Sandra stocks an expanding range of independent UK product lines including Shea Decadence London, Premae, Afrocenchix and Shear and Shine (the UK’s first black grooming range). Having recently won Business Start-Up of the Year (C.Hub Awards 2016) and shortlisted for a Precious Award – the UK’s leading awards ceremony for women of colour, Sandra hopes that through leadership, innovation and sharing her experience that others will be encouraged to embark on an entrepreneurial journey; thus positively impacting the economic and social status of the community at large.

 

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Dr Samantha Tross – Inspirational YOU – Saturday 20th May 2017

Dr Samantha Tross

MBBS, FRCS, FRCS Ed, FRCS Ed(Tr&Orth)

Saturday 20th May 2017

What does natural mean in 2017? A natural hair and wellbeing discussion

The Village Centre, Willington Road, SW9

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Dr Tross is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in conditions of the Hip and Knee. Dr Tross is the first female of Afro-Caribbean descent to become a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon in the UK. .

 

📚qualifications:

  • MB,BS (Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery),
  • FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College if Surgeons of England),
  • FRCS Ed (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh),
  • FRCS Ed(Tr&Orth),
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery.

 

Alongside her clinical work, Dr Tross is involved in medical education and is a Director of Core Surgical Training and Educational Supervisor at #Ealing hospital.  Tross is an examiner for @imperialcollege #MedicalSchool final surgical examinations, an #AssociateEditor of the Journal of Medical Case Reports and Associate Professor of Orthopaedics for the American University of the Caribbean.

 

Dr Samantha Tross has other accolades:-

 

  • Profiled in book ‘ Samantha Tross, Orthopaedic Surgeon’ by Verna Wilkins .
  • Featured in ‘ Millennium People, the soul of our success’ by Derek Burnett
  • Featured in photographic exhibition ‘Black Britannia- Inspiring the next generation ‘ by John Ferguson at London City Hall April ’08 and International Slavery Museum, Liverpool, Aug’09.
  • Featured in Tatler Doctors guide to 100 top doctors in UK feb’13
  • Profiled in Black Powerlist of 100 Influential Black Britons in U.K. 2011- present.
  • Recipient of @thebbbawards  #Icon Award Oct 2016.

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Photo credit: The Black British Business Awards 2016

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What does natural hair mean in 2017? – Inspirational YOU – Saturday 20th May 2017

Inspirational YOU, The Village, weareUnedited and Motherhood Reconstructed

Presents

Series 2

What does natural mean in 2017?

Saturday 20th May 2017

4.00pm – 6.00pm

The Village Centre, Willington Road, London, SW9 9NB

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Inspirational YOU and Motherhood Reconstructed proudly present the second instalment of their natural hair and well-being panel discussion, “What does natural mean in 2017?”

For black women across the diaspora, the choice of how one wears their hair is at times more than simply a personal choice. Often, it’s rife with social and political implications that can have a profound impact on all aspects of one’s life.

This series is a forum for all to come together and discuss the beauty and visibility of natural hair.  The Black hair care industry is worth £88 million and as utilising the rise of social influencers to reach a new audience.

This panel of industry influencers will discuss hair maintenance, wellbeing, hair stories, style options, professional experiences and reflections on what it means to be natural in 2017 in an inclusive and lively environment.

Sandra Brown-Pinnock – Owner of Xsandy’s hair and beauty retail chain and hair brand (https://xsandyshairandcosmetics.co.uk/)

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Stephanie Sey – Consultant Trichologist (http://stephaniesey.co.uk/)

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Yvadney Davis – Freelance fashion stylist specialising in children’s fashion and founder of the Mums That Slay blog for stylish mum’s that are passionate about self care (http://www.mumsthatslay.com)

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Comfort Nsek – Simply Comfort Hair heat free mobile hair service and Trainee Solicitor (https://www.simplycomforthair.com/)

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Dr Samantha Z Tross MBBS, FRCS, FRCS Ed, FRCS Ed(Tr&Orth) –

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samantha_Tross)

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The panel will be moderated by Leah Samuel and Tamu Thomas of Motherhood Reconstructed.

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You can read some information about the previous panelists here.

Tickets: £5.00 – £10.00

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There will be limited tickets available at the door.  Children under 16 are free.

More info:

info@inspirationalyou.co.uk

hello@motherhood-reconstructed.com

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.@ProjectEmbrace | Lekia Lée – Inspirational YOU – Saturday 25th March 2017

Lekia Lée

Former Journalist, Natural hair mentor, beauty advocate

Founder of Project Embrace

Saturday 25th March 2017

What does natural mean in 2017? – A natural hair and wellbeing discussion

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Lekia Lée, a former broadcast journalist, natural hair mentor, beauty advocate and positive image activist, is the founder of Project Embrace, a social enterprise creating and promoting positive images of Afro textured hair with their newly-launched billboard campaign. Her company also organises empowerment workshops for mothers and daughters to inspire unconditional self-love and to teach practical ways to care for natural afro textured hair. Their ‘emPOWERDRESSING’  range feature Tshirts and other merchandise with positive affirmation slogans.

Project Embrace by challenging the narrow perception of beautiful hair, aims to encourage diversity in the beauty and fashion industry and society in general.

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According to Lekia, research has shown that dissatisfaction with personal looks is linked to unhealthy wellbeing and low self-esteem; “hence her strapline – I am Enough. She says: “I hope to encourage women and girls to use their beauty as a source of empowerment and not a source of anxiety. When you feel empowered you can achieve anything. It is all about demanding equality and the right to express your authentic beauty.  The problem is not that we appreciate beauty, but that the definition of beauty is narrow.”

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Pop Up Market, Debate and Live acoustic evening – Sat. 25th March 2017

Inspirational YOU, The Village, weareunEdited and Motherhood Reconstructed

Presents

International Women’s Month & Pre-Mothers Day

 Pop Up Market, Debate and Live acoustic evening

Saturday 25th March 2017

2.00pm – 9.00pm

Join independent female makers and designers who are selling:

Clothing | Jewellery | Accessories | Arts | Natural skincare and beauty | Homeware | Books

Music on rotation by

Ace of Jacks

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Our pop up shop is an opportunity for you to experience high quality goods from independent brands.

4.00pm – 5.30pm (Booking required)

Natural hair and wellbeing debate hosted by Motherhood ReConstructed

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Speakers:

 

Panel:

Be Manzini – Poet, Writer, Film maker and Spoken word artist

Be Manzini, award winning writer and creative producer. Be has donned natural hair he whole life and as every hairstyle for natural hair known to the African continent! She is passionate about promoting a positive Black identities which is no surprise as her family were freedom fighters that assisted in the decolonisation of Rhodesia making way for Zimbabwe.

Imriel Morgan – Co-Founder & CEO of the ShoutOUT Network & co-host of the Melanin Millennial’s podcast

Imriel Morgan, co-founder and CEO of The ShoutOut Network and co-host of the Melanin Millennials podcast. Melanin Millenials is one of the best podcasts full stop, if you have not listened.. where have you been. Imriel and her co-host Satia have topical debates centred on the Black British experience and have recently started live shows which are super lit! Imriel is known for her undiluted commentary and quick wit.

Lekia Lée – Former Journalist, natural hair mentor, beauty advocate & Founder of Project Embrace

Leika Lee, former journalist, natural hair mentor, positive image activist and founder of Project Embrace. Project embrace promotes a positive image of Afro textured hair which is often overlooked. Leila has recently made waves with an #Afro Visibility billboard campaign promoting tightly coiled Afro hair.

Simone Powderly – Model, Peer support worker & Influencer

Simone Powderly, model, peer support worker and natural hair influencer. Some know Simone as the young woman that was told to remove her braids to be offered a job in 2015 and some may know her as an advocate for natural hair care, wellbeing and empowering women.

6.00pm – 8.00pm (Booking required)

In the evening we have a live acoustic showcase featuring artists such as

  • RAMONE
  • Chris IKE 
  • Oddisnormal

Come and hear about The Village CIC and their plans for this new community space.

More info:

Email: thevilageldn@gmail.com

Call: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

http://claphammarket.eventbrite.co.uk

Inspirational YOU – Pop Up Market, Natural hair debate & Acoustic Evening (Int. Women’s Month/Pre-Mothering Sunday) – SW9

Inspirational YOU, The Village, weareunEdited and Motherhood Reconstructed

Presents

International Women’s Month & Pre-Mothers Day

 Pop Up Market, Debate and Live acoustic evening

Saturday 25th March 2017

2.00pm – 9.00pm

Join independent female makers and designers who are selling:

Clothing | Jewellery | Accessories | Arts | Natural skincare and beauty | Homeware | Books

Our pop up shop is an opportunity for you to experience handmade and high quality from independent brands.

Music on rotation by

Ace of Jacks

aceofjacksradio

Pop Up Shop Traders:

  • Mathemateacal – Tea (sample tasting)
  • Okuna Leather Art – Hand stitched leather bags and accessories
  • Coco & Ginger – Luxury handmade candles & diffusers
  • D_Jewelsus – Leather handmade Jewellery
  • Forever Living Products – Aloe Consumables
  • Pleasant Presents – Personalised handmade gifts
  • Soufriere Living – Inspirational art prints
  • Bella – Books
  • Nature’s Gift Products – Hand made skin care stuff; creams, soaps, hand creams and hand made bags
  • HK HennaArt – Henna/art
  • Love YaaYaa ltd – Leather belts, jewellery and African print hair scarves
  • Neteru Journey Health Products – Herbal Capsules (Moringa, Soursop, Aloe Vera, Noni, Maca).
  • Care for Someone – Maracas
  • FunkyNChunky – Handmade African print bags, statement jewellery, Headwraps and purses
  • Gitas Portal – Modern african print dresses and clothing

4.00pm – 5.30pm (Booking required)

Natural hair and wellbeing discussion hosted by Motherhood ReConstructed

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Speakers: 

Be Manzini – Poet, Writer, Film maker and Spoken word artist

Be Manzini, award winning writer and creative producer. Be has donned natural hair he whole life and as every hairstyle for natural hair known to the African continent! She is passionate about promoting a positive Black identities which is no surprise as her family were freedom fighters that assisted in the decolonisation of Rhodesia making way for Zimbabwe.

Imriel Morgan – Co-Founder & CEO of the ShoutOUT Network & co-host of the Melanin Mellennials podcast

Imriel Morgan, co-founder and CEO of The ShoutOut Network and co-host of the Melanin Millennials podcast. Melanin Millennials is one of the best podcasts full stop, if you have not listened.. where have you been. Imriel and her co-host Satia have topical debates centred on the Black British experience and have recently started live shows which are super lit! Imriel is known for her undiluted commentary and quick wit.

Lekia Lée – Former Journalist, natural hair mentor, beauty advocate & Founder of Project Embrace

Leika Lee, former journalist, natural hair mentor, positive image activist and founder of Project Embrace. Project embrace promotes a positive image of Afro textured hair which is often overlooked. Leila has recently made waves with an #Afro Visibility billboard campaign promoting tightly coiled Afro hair.

Simone Powderly – Model, Peer support worker & Influencer

Simone Powderly, model, peer support worker and natural hair influencer. Some know Simone as the young woman that was told to remove her braids to be offered a job in 2015 and some may know her as an advocate for natural hair care, wellbeing and empowering women.

6.00pm – 8.00pm (Booking required)

In the evening we have a live acoustic showcase featuring artists:

@Ramone

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A talented 18 singer who is currently attending the world faamous Brit School for performing arts, where he is studying Musical Theatre. He is an RnB singer who also performs in indie or acoustic.

@ChrisIKE 

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An exceptionally talented Singer, Songwriter and Producer.

@Oddisnormal

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Her music can be described as ‘fun’, ‘passionate’ and relatable. ‘Odd is normal’ known for her vibrantly colourful hair, with musical influences ranging from 90s Rhythm n Blues and current hip hop. She creates her own unique interpretation of RnB merged with Neo Soul.

@kianjamusic

Kianja

Kianja is an upcoming artist who has been singing, songwriting and self producing since the age of 14. She’s nearly finished her journey at The Brit School and is ready to take on the world! Yay!  Her music is feel-filled and fresh. ‘Kianja’ means sunshine in Swahili and she aims to spread love and light through music.

Come and hear about The Village CIC and their plans for this new community space.

More info:

Email: thevilageldn@gmail.com

Call: 07772 527 813 / 07545 156 111

http://claphammarket.eventbrite.co.uk

.@PeterAkwaboah – Inspirational YOU – Tuesday 28th February 2017 – House of Commons

Peter Akwaboah

COO for Global Operations and MD at Morgan Stanley

Tuesday 28th February 2017

Leadership, progression, diversity and success at the top – Raising the bar

House of Commons

 

 

Peter Akwaboah, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and the Chief Operating Officer for Global Operations. Prior to this position, Peter joins from Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was most recently the Chief Operations Officer for the Corporate and Institutional Banking business in APAC based in Singapore, including running Operations, Technology and Corporate Services for the region.

He has held a number of roles at RBS including APAC Head of Operations, Global Head of Treasury Operations and Head of Debt Markets Change Management. Previously he worked at Deutsche Bank in a number of Technology roles. Peter has both a Masters in Engineering, and a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham in the UK.

Book your ticket:

 

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Susana Leith-Smith – Inspirational YOU (Girls Edition) – Thursday 2nd March at the House of Commons 2017

Susana Leith-Smith

Managing Director, European Leveraged Finance

Barclay’s

Thursday 2nd March 2017

Women at the top – Letter to my 15 year old self (Teenage Girls Masterclass) – Private event

House of Commons

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Susana Leith-Smith is a Managing Director in the EMEA Leveraged Finance team at Barclays. Based in London, Susana manages the origination and structuring of sub-investment grade debt products primarily in the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) sector. Susana also manages a vertical responsible for the Consumer & Retail, FIG and Real Estate sectors. She has worked in the team since joining the firm in 2010.

Prior to Barclays, she was at the Royal Bank of Scotland most recently as a Director in the Loan and High Yield Capital Markets team. Prior to RBS, Susana was in the Leveraged Finance team at Credit Suisse First Boston, which she joined in 1999 immediately after graduating from university.

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Susana received an MA Joint Hons in International Relations and Modern History from the University of St Andrews. Susana is married and has two small children.

Khadeen O’Donnell – Inspirational YOU (Girls Edition) – Thursday 2nd March at the House of Commons 2017

Khadeen O’Donnell

Head of Corporate Development & Enterprise

Southbank Centre

Thursday 2nd March 2017

Women at the top – Letter to my teenage self

House of Commons

 

As Head of Corporate Development & Enterprise at the Southbank Centre, Khadeen O’Donnell is one of London’s leading professionals working in sponsorship and brand activation for the arts. It also gives her a massive sense of pride to be able to support two lifelong passions through her work: dance and the arts.

This passion initially caught flame in her hometown of Manchester, where she was a regular dancer at the seminal Hacienda nightclub. She then went on to study music production and sound engineering before embarking on a BA Hons in Music at the University of Liverpool.

On moving to London ten years ago, Khadeen initially worked in media intelligence sales where she successfully signed up clients like Diageo, Unilever, Cadbury and ASOS.

Determined to pursue an ambition to fuse her love for business and the creative sector, Khadeen was able to transition into the arts by accepting a role at the Southbank Centre, where she’s since been promoted to head of the department.

During the past four years at the Southbank Centre, Khadeen has worked with clients as diverse as Heineken, Adidas and BMW, signing and overseeing key accounts like MasterCard, which resulted in Fashion Undressed – a series of bespoke fashion-focused activations including catwalk shows and events at the Royal Festival Hall. One of the most high-profile campaigns involved working with the award-winning artist Alex Chinneck for Vauxhall, which resulted in coverage on BBC1 and many other media outlets.

In her spare time, Khadeen loves exploring new cities, going to gigs and galleries, and making the most of the abundance of cool things to do in the greatest city in the world.

Having recently been asked to join the board of b.supreme, the UK’s only female street dancing festival, Khadeen’s now relishing the opportunity to help the charity develop their sponsorship strategy – and, who knows, you might even see her busting a few moves.

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