Inspirational YOU speaker – Cookie Pryce – Wednesday 18th April 2012

Cookie Pryce  – Fortune Cookie Marketing & PR

Artist/Marketing/Communications Specialist for Music and Entertainment

What is your background in the entertainment  industry?

I’ve had several years’ experience of working within the entertainment industries. Served 8 years as a signed recording artist ‘Cookie Crew‘ and have served over 15 years as a Corporate Marketing, Promotion, PR and Entertainment professional. I’m also a creative consultant (Fortune Cookie Marketing & PR) specializing in media relations, marketing campaigns, promotion, events, communications & pr.

Who was the Cookie Crew?

Cookie Crew’s career took off after winning a National Rap Competition at The Wag Club in 1985. After winning the competition, this was the beginning of what was to be a very success career.  We went on to do lots of shows in London and around the country and as our reputation started to build we became a prominent and respected fixture on the Hip Hop scene, working with various dj’s and producers. I was a Chef at the Ministry of Defence at the time and my dream was to give up my day job to pursue a career as a recording artist.

In 1986 we met the Beatmasters and was working with them on voiceovers for TV ads.  We began working together and ended up recording ‘Rok Da House’ which became a hit single, followed by a 2nd single ‘Females’.  Both were released on Rhythm Kings Records and opened us up to a more commercial audience and fan base.

In 1988 we went onto sign an international recording contract with London Records (Polygram Worldwide) and also signed a publishing deal with Virgin/EMI.  With this under our belts we were able to fulfill our dreams and go to New York to record with some of our favorite Hip Hop artists (Gangstarr, Blacksheep, Stetsasonic and Davy DMX).  This gave us International exposure and we also worked with the likes’ of Roy Ayres and Edwin Starr.

We delivered several hit singles and had the pleasure of touring with some of the greats during that time: Bobby Brown, Guy, Public Enemy, EPMD to name a few.  We were also doing our own headline tours in the UK and toured extensively around Europe.

When did you change career path?

Around 1994, assisted by The Princes’ Trust, I set-up a promotions company organizing club nights, events and securing event sponsorship deals.  From here I started working at MCA Records and in 1996 went to work for Universal Music.  I went from strength to strength and have had the pleasure of working at some of the best companies in the world, absorbing how the international wheels turn.

Who have you worked with in the music industry?

I’ve worked the records of some of the biggest names in the music industry inc. Missy Elliott, P. Diddy, Brandy, Lil Kim, T.I., Lupe Fiasco, Musiq Soulchild, KRS-One, Raekwon, RZA, Eyrkah Badu, Mary J Blige, Blackstreet, The Roots, Tech Nine and Krizz Kaliko.

I’ve worked for various Major and Independent Records Labels/Marketing & Entertainment Companies including: Universal Music-UK, Atlantic Records- UK, Koch Entertainment New York, SMC Recordings-San Francisco, Strange Music Inc.-Kanas City, Propas International Rights Management-Canada, RSK Entertainment-UK, Timezone International-New York, MOBO and AEG/The O2.

What are you working on at present?

All my experiences and job opportunities over the years’ have enabled me to set-up on my own company offering a bespoke consultancy service to the music industry (UK & US). My knowledge set the foundations, for me to continue a career within the industry.  Having spent years as a music fan and then a recording artist, I was able to migrate my skills and knowledge over to the other side of the business.

Do you support any charities?

My charitable interests lie with young people and education!

I’m also a member of Diaspora UK, a non-profit Music Foundation supporting equality in the British Music Industry.

Inspirational YOU – Invest in YOU Media Master Class – 18th April 2012

Inspirational YOU presents

Invest in YOUSucceeding in the media master class

at Pearson, 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Wednesday 18th April 2012 from 6-9pm

Inspirational YOU presents an evening masterclass featuring five professionals from the world of TV and radio.  Our panellists have ran national radio stations, lead teams of 100’s on news stories across the globe and have worked with A list celebrities throughout the world.  They all started their careers from very humble backgrounds and are now leading the way by influencing what we see and hear via the media.

Speakers

Janine LaRosa – Diversity Manager at BSkyB

Ray PaulFounder of The playmaker group, ex- BBC 1Xtra / Radio 1 Executive producer

Hepburn Harrison-GrahamFormer Editor, BBC Radio Sport

Cookie Pryce – Marketing and Communications Manager at AEG/The O2

Donna McConnellShow business Editor at Mail Online

Liam Tootill – Managing Director at SBTV

Charlene White – Journalist and Presenter (Host) & supporter of Inspirational YOU.

Supported by Pearson

This masterclass is ideal for social entrepreneurs, students, business leaders, those in media, events, journalism, marketing, aspiring entrepreneurs or those who want to network and raise their profile.

Learn how you can get ahead in the media.

  • Learn how to get noticed and be effective so you can get radio or TV coverage.
  • Learn the tips and tricks needed to build your brand and create a niche brand.
  • Hear how you can bounce back after rejection from journalists and producers.
  • Adapt the skills needed to excel when you do not know anyone in the industry.
  • Find out the various opportunities in the media.
  • Understand what makes your story newsworthy and what doesn’t
  • Learn how they have sustained their careers and how you can too.
  • Network and build your contacts.

Tickets £0.00 – 10.00 – http://IYmediamasterclass.eventbrite.com

Info: bookings@inspirationalyou.co.uk / 07545 156 111

Last few days to book your ticket to attend Inspirational YOU – Saturday 31st March 2012

Inspirational YOU – Educate. Connect. Empower.

Birkbeck College, University of London,

Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7HX             

Inspirational YOU returns on Saturday 31st March, 11am-6pm with another powerful line up of speakers who will inspire, support and give industry tips.

This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals to meet some of the UK’s most influential professionals, academics and leading entrepreneurs.  Speakers come from Tooks Chambers, Old Bailey Chambers, Guardian, ITV, Ernst and Young, The Voice, CNN, The Mirror, Deloitte and PwC.

Speakers include

  • Garry Green                Barrister – Tooks Chambers
  • Joseph Harker            Assistant Comment Editor of The Guardian
  • Rodney Hinds                         Sports & Features Editor at The Voice newspaper
  • Jonathan Deverill      Partner at DMH Stallard LLP
  • David Neita                Barrister, Poet and running for Mayor of London
  • Anne-Marie Imafidon  Director at Avisami, Eldest child of Britain’s brainiest family &  business Analyst at international investment bank)
  • Arti Lukha                  News Editor, ITV News
  • Tyrone Edward          Director at Ernst & Young
  • Hannah Musisi           Business Development Manager, CNN International, Turner  Broadcasting

Tickets: http://inspirationalyoumarch2012.eventbrite.co.uk

Tickets to the event are limited at £5.00 and are free to University of London students.

For further information

Email: bookings@inspirationalyou.co.uk  or telephone 07545 156 111.

Inspirational YOU – This Saturday 31st March at Birkbeck, University of London

What are you doing on March 31st that will give you access to a range of highly talented professionals  who are willing to share their key areas and pointers from their career success with you?

Nothing! Well you can come along to the first 2012 Inspirational you where you’ll have just that.

A fantastic opportunity for you to meet some of the UK’s most influential professionals, academics and leading entrepreneurs.  Speakers come from Tooks Chamber’s, Old Bailey Chamber’s, The Guardian, ITV, Ernst and Young, The Voice, CNN, The Mirror, Deloitte and PwC.

Speakers include

  • Garry Green –  Barrister – Tooks Chambers
  • Joseph Harker – Assistant Comment Editor of The Guardian
  • Rodney Hinds – Sports & Features Editor at The Voice newspaper
  • Jonathan Deverill – Partner at DMH Stallard LLP
  • David Neita  – Barrister, Poet and running for Mayor of London
  • Anne-Marie Imafidon  Director at Avisami, Eldest child of Britain’s brainiest family & Business Analyst at international investment bank)
  • Arti Lukha (News Editor, ITV News)
  • Tyrone Edward (Director at Ernst & Young)
  • Hannah Musisi (Business Development Manager, CNN International, Turner Broadcasting)

 

Film screening – Wednesday 28th March 2012

Students from Lilian Baylis Technology School & Harris Academy Peckham would like to Logo of the Harris Academy at Peckham.

Invite you to attend the film première of their short films:

  • 2 Paths: 1 Choice
  • 5p Chewing Gum=6 Months imprisonment

Date: Wednesday 28th March 2012
Location: Electric Cinema, 191 Portobello Road, London, W11 2ED
Doors Open: 3:30pm Show Starts: 4:00pm SHARP End Time: 5:30pm
RSVP: events@therafikinetwork.co.uk

Since November 2011, as part of the Staying Safe Project funded by Peabody and The Big Lottery Fund, students from Lilian Baylis Technology School and Harris Academy
Peckham have been working with The Rafiki Network on their own campaigns as part of the Staying Safe Project.
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To assist their campaigns, they have collaborated with Kingdom Vision Pictures to write, produce and act in the two short films that help promote their anti crime and
violence message, whilst delivering educational workshops in schools within their respective boroughs.

Inspirational YOU – Saturday 31st March

Inspirational YOU – Educate. Connect. Empower.

Saturday 31st March, 11am-6pm

Birkbeck College,

University of London, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7HX             

Following the success of Inspirational YOU’s last event at the UK Supreme Court, they have returned with a line-up of world class professionals from a wide array of industries that will inspire and motivate attendees.
Taking place at the vibrant Birkbeck University in the centre of London, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet some of the UK’s most influential professionals and leading entrepreneurs.

There will be over 30 speakers spread over 12 seminars from leading corporations such as the Guardian, ITV, Ernst and Young, BBC, Sky,The Voice, CNN, The Mirror, Deloitte and PwC.

This day is ideal for Social Entrepreneurs, students, graduates, business leaders, those in Law, Art, Emerging markets, Science, Journalism, Marketing, Media, Sport, leadership, aspiring entrepreneurs or those who want to be empowered.

Schedule
11.00 – 11.30       Arrivals, registration and networking
11.30 – 11.45       Welcome and intro
12.00 – 17.45       Seminars, workshops and networking
17.45 – 18:00       Close

Limited £5.00 tickets and FREE to University of London students.

http://inspirationalyoumarch2012.eventbrite.co.uk

Twitter:          inspirational_u | #IYMarch2012

For further information
bookings@inspirationalyou.co.uk  / 07545 156 111

Inspirational YOU – Educate. Connect. Empower. Saturday 31st March 2012

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Inspirational YOU supported by Birkbeck returns for our first conference of 2012. 

We have another stellar line up of speakers who will inspire and motivate you throughout the day. 

This is an exciting and exclusive occasion for participants to be coached by some of Britain’s top speakers, and leading entrepreneurs from the Guardian, ITV, Ernst and Young, CNN, The Mirror, Deloitte and PwC

Where

Birkbeck, University of London, Main Building, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7HX             

on Saturday 31st March 2012 from  11am – 6.00pm.

Who should attend?

This day is ideal for Social Entrepreneurs, students, graduates, business leaders, those in Law, Art, Emerging markets, Science, Journalism, Marketing, Media, Sport, leadership, aspiring entrepreneurs or those who want to be supported. 

Everyone is welcome.

Maximum workshop booking = three.


Workshops and seminars

The ART of being black (History of art seminar)

  • David Neita (Barrister and Poet)

Seven seconds to make the right impression

There is a business in everyone

  • Denise Rawls (PR specialist and MD of Strange Fruit Greeting Cards)
  • Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah (Stylist, Designer & Writer)
  • Hakeem Stevens (Marketing Consultant)

The Business of Sport

  • Rodney Hinds (Sports & Features Editor at The Voice newspaper),
  • Carina White (Sports Consultant)
  • Christopher De’Haney (Head of Sports Sponsorship at Trinity Mirror Group PLC)

Leading ladies

(Senior professionals inspire and share their journey as part of International Women’s Month)

  • Marielle Legair (Corporate Finance PR Manager at Deloitte)
  • Matilda MacAttram (Director – Black Mental Health UK)
  • Dr Eyman Osman (Science Education and Research Consultant- Molecular biology and Genetics Specialist)
  • Hannah Musisi (Business Development Manager, CNN International, Turner Broadcasting)

Leading men

(Successful and senior men give hints and tips on breaking the glass ceiling)

  • Tyrone Edward (Director at Ernst & Young)
  • Andy Woodfield (Partner, Leadership Coach, Head of International Aid Development Consulting and UK Partner Lead for GLEE @ PwC)
  • More TBC

Succeeding in Law

  • Stephen Akinsanya (Barrister at Old Bailey Chambers),
  • Brendon Christian (Director at Christian. The Law Firm),
  • Jonathan Deverill (Partner at DMH Stallard LLP)
  • Janet Latinwo (Local government Lawyer)

 

YOUr impact in the media

Meet and hear from media professionals who will give tips and insights into the industry.

Learn how to influence and rise to the top.

Emerging markets – Entrepreneurship and economic development in Africa

  • Julian Bongo, MIF, MSc (Risk & Investment Analyst),
  • Kofi Fosu
  • William Wonga (Founder of Pier Noir, an International soft drink production & distribution Company)

The benefits of higher education and tips to get a 1st Class degree

  • Annette McCone (Acting Head of Widening Access and Retention),
  • Ly Ossenyou (Birkbeck 1st class law graduate)
  • Nathan Ghann (Founder of First Class Graduate Network and Analyst at Ariadne Capital and Entrepreneur Country)

I am young and I am winning

  • Kanja Sesay (NUS black student’s officer)
  • Anne-Marie Imafidon  (Director at Avisami & Business Analyst at International Investment Bank)
  • Celeste Houlker  (Editor of Live Magazine)
  • Camara Fearon (Singer and Musician)
  • Tobi aka Triple O  (Gospel artist and Mobo award winner)

The power and influence of Science

  • Dr Eyman Osman (Science Education and Research Consultant- Molecular biology and Genetics Specialist)

Info:                bookings@inspirationalyou.co.uk / 07545 156 111

Twitter:          inspirational_u | #IYMarch2012

Tickets:           FREE to University of London (ULU – University ID required) 

                        £5.00 to those not studying at University of London.

Please note that you can not book more than 3 workshops.

Film screening – Miss Representation – Monday 20th February 2012

WGIRLS hosts Miss Representation Screening

When
Mon 20 February 2012
6 pm- 9 pm

Details
Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Miss Representation is written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. The film challenges the media‘s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. View the trailer here.

Join us for a screening (film starts at 6:30pm) followed by a discussion (lead by Tarynn Hillier and Kate McGurk) about the themes raised in the film, and participate in our video testimonials. Spread the message that more women belong in leadership roles, that the media should make changes to the stereotypes and biases it purports regarding women and that their needs to be more positive female role models across the board in media so that young women can aspire to become what they grow up watching. The tag line of the film is “You can’t be what you can’t see”!

Venue
Roxy Bar and Screen
128-132 Borough High Street
London
SE1 1LB

Cost
10.45

Event Contact Details
Tarynn
07834597958

Organised By
WGIRLS London

wgirls.org.uk/

 

Each of the WGIRLS chapters is united under the mission to provide underprivileged women and children with the support and resources necessary to achieve health, happiness, and the ability to lead productive and successful adult lives.

WGIRLS chapters host several fundraising events throughout the year. Proceeds support customized WGIRLS programming within the local community and/or are donated to local, pre-selected, non-profit organizations that share our vision to support underprivileged women and children.

In addition to fundraising, the WGIRLS volunteer, and have implemented customized programming to meet several outstanding needs in the community. Programs include Declutter and Give Back! which provide women fleeing domestic violence with everyday essentials.

The WGIRLS welcome new volunteers who are interested in joining the London chapter.

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