Oliver Morris – CEO of Fashionaires (Speaker) – Get ahead in fashion masterclass – Tuesday 25th February 2014 – Stephen Lawrence Centre
Oliver Morris, CEO of Fashionaires will be joining our ‘Get ahead in fashion’ masterclass on Tuesday 25th February 2014 at the Stephen Lawrence Centre.
Romero Bryan will be delivering a fashion workshop in Lewisham for local residents who want to gain practical skills and learn about the fashion industry.
It is widely acknowledged that designers from the UK produce some of the world’s most cutting-edge fashion; one of them being Romero Bryan, 29.
Mr Bryan’s talent and innovation have been widely recognised by members of the international fashion press and fashionistas.
From a young age London-born Romero Bryan aspired to become a world-renowned fashion designer and he began to hone his skills for design and creation at just thirteen. Mr. Bryan has fashion in his genes – both his grandfather and uncle were tailors, whilst his grandmother was a seamstress. Mr. Bryan’s designs first caught the media’s attention in 2001, when UK singer Samantha Mumba attended the Brit Awards in a Romero Bryan dress with a plunging neckline.
Mr. Bryan graduated from the London College of Fashion in late 2005 and his career took off soon after. His designs have been worn by ‘A-List’ celebrities across the globe including Alek Wek, Cameron Diaz, Destiny’s Child, The Noisette’s lead lady & Fashion Icon Shingai, Mariah Carey and Usher, to name but a few. Romero Bryan’s garments have also been purchased by Kate Moss, Katy Perry & many more. Over the years, Mr. Bryan’s clientele has broadened and the “boy wonder” (Vogue.com) has matured into a wonderful young man.
Romero Bryan’s talent, hard work, determination and potential have been recognised by Philip Beresford in the predicted ‘Rich List 2020’compiled for the Royal Bank of Scotland. The list appeared in international publications such as Forbes Magazine.
Most recently named on the Lloyds TSB & Thomson Reuters ‘POWERLIST 2013’ as one of ‘BRITAIN’S MOST INFLUENTIAL BLACK PEOPLE.’
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Tessy Ojo is the CEO of the Diana Award and will be speaking at our Inspirational YOU ‘Women at The Top’ master class on the 27th November at the House of Commons.
Tessy joined the Diana Award in October 2000. Her current role as CEO involves providing sound leadership to the Organisation, developing and expanding current services and developing new services that involves young people tackling social issues, whilst ensuring its long term sustainability, through effective governance, sound finance and delivery of services.
Before becoming CEO, Tessy had two previous roles within the Diana Award as Director of Operations and Head of Business and Operations, over the past 13 years.
Prior to joining the Diana Award, Tessy worked in Private Sector firms IBM and Borders Books and Music. She is also a deputy chair of governors at a local school, trustee of two charities, sits on various education boards across London Local Authorities.
Tessy has a first degree in Biochemistry, an MBA in Third Sector Management, a post grad diploma in management studies and a diploma in Counselling.
Tessy is married to Stephen and has two teenage children.
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Tobi will be joining our ‘Get ahead in law’ talk on Saturday 21st June at Birkbeck, University of London.
Tobi Olu-Iyiola is a Solicitor Advocate at Mordi & Co specialising in criminal law. She joined Mordi & Co as a paralegal in 2007 whilst studying for a Law degree at the University of Westminster. She completed her Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, Bloomsbury in 2009 and trained at Mordi & Co. Tobi was admitted as a Solicitor in August 2011 and is a member of the court and police station duty panels. In 2012, Tobi was voted as the Promising Junior Lawyer of the year by the Black Solicitors Network (BSN).
Tobi deals with a broad range of criminal matters from the police station stage to the Crown Court all across the UK. In her relatively short legal career, she has conducted many trials and has successfully defended a number of her clients. Tobi is getting valuable experience in conducting confiscation proceedings and cash forfeitures. She is also developing her civil practice in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law.
As well as her busy legal career, Tobi has been able to make vital contribution to the community by undertaking several pro bono activities. She is a member and regular speaker of Urban Lawyers, a team of dedicated volunteers who have developed a practical educational programme to engage and stimulate discussion amongst young people about their attitudes towards Criminal Law, policing, and personal responsibility.
Tobi is a mentor for Urban Synergy, a charitable organisation that helps young people between 11-18 years of age, mostly of African-Caribbean and minority ethnic heritage to reach their full potential through innovative benefit-led programmes.
Tobi is a member of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) Events Committee and the BSN Policy Committee in relation to Legal Aid and Social Mobility. She recently contributed to the BSN’s response to the government’s consultation document Transforming legal aid: delivering a more credible and efficient system and sits on The Law Society Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division steering group committee. She is also a member of the Law Society Junior Lawyers Division and Young Legal Aid Lawyers social mobility sub-committee.
Miranda K. Brawn, Esq.(Barrister and Banker) – Leading Women – Saturday 29th June 2013 – Birkbeck, University of London
Miranda K. Brawn, Esq. will be joining our ‘Get ahead in law’ and ‘Leading Women’ talks on Saturday 29th June 2013 at Birkbeck, University of London.
She is accomplished in all disciplines of legal, front office sales trading, sales and marketing to the hedgefund 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.
She has degrees in Law and Business where she holds a MBA degree. She is a qualified Barrister and was Called to the Bar at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.
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).