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


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


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:       / 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

Mon 20 February 2012
6 pm- 9 pm

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”!

Roxy Bar and Screen
128-132 Borough High Street


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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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