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Enterprising Women Awards - October 2019

Monday 6th January 2020

It was a true honour to be awarded the Women's Organisation Enterprising Women's award in the category of 'Empowering Others'. A celebration of all I stand for in my business, empowering others to achieve their full potential, personally and professionally. It was so lovely to be recognised for my work. Thank you!

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2020 - Renewal, Values, Fulfilment

Monday 6th January 2020

January is one of my favourite months....a month of renewal and excitement for the coming year. This year even more so as we enter a new decade. The possibilities, the adventures, achieving one's vision. The year is as yet unwritten and holds hope and promise. We shouldn't leave our year ahead to pan out for itself. Who knows where it will lead...could be good, but then again it could be bad. I like to have a hand in how my year will turn out, which is why I love to set myself challenges. I prefer to use the term 'challenges' as oppose to New Year resolutions or goals. I relish challenges, they awaken a fire in me that I refuse…

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Developing Your Personal Power to Overcome Barriers - Resilience Master Class Thursday 3rd October 2019 9.00am - 12.00 noon

Thursday 12th September 2019

Are you looking to develop your skills, grow your business or build your network? Or are you looking to make changes to your personal life, whatever your reasons this event will provide you with the answers to your questions. Join myself and Angela Preston, award winning author and fellow professional coach and TEDx Speaker to develop your own personal power in order to help you overcome barriers you face in both your business and personal lives. You will walk away with the tools and techniques you need to grow and sustain a business, at the same time create a strategy that will enable you to develop those inner leadership skills to help you move forward. You will learn how to…

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Professional Liverpool Annual Dinner

Thursday 12th September 2019

It was a true privilege to be asked to be keynote speaker at Professional Liverpool's prestigious Annual Dinner. I had the unexpected honour of sharing the stage with the Cherie Blair CBE. An audience of almost 400 of the city's top business professionals. An amazing night with such huge energy!

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IoD An Audience with Steve Rotheram - Metro Mayor, Liverpool City Region

Thursday 12th September 2019

The Institute of Directors (IoD) hosted an audience with Steve Rotherham, Metro Mayor for Liverpool City Region at Rathbone's in the beautiful and ornate Port of Liverpool Building on Liverpool's waterfront. As a Committee Member of the IoD Liverpool Branch, and with a portfolio for equality & diversity matters, I was interested in what Mayor Rotheram had to say about the plans for the region. The event was well attended with movers and shakers from the city, however as always, when I attend these events as a business leader, I often find that I am one of a tiny number of delegates from an ethnic minority. Indeed this has been a phenomenon that has plagued the whole of my working…

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Career Chats - Michael Page

Thursday 12th September 2019

Don't miss the latest episode of our hashtag#CareerChats podcast, where we speak to D&I campaigner Irene Afful MSc. Having become the first black, female inspector at Merseyside Police she has a trailblazing story to tell. Irene Afful: Merseyside Police's first black, female inspector's inspiring career story Career Chats

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History in the Making!! - Liverpool's First Black Female Lord Mayor

Thursday 12th September 2019

What a true honour and privilege to be invited to the inauguration of the very first black female Lord Mayor of Liverpool, the amazing Anna Rothery. History was made and I loved being a part of it. Anna is a passionate champion of all things equality and a staunch defender of the people of Liverpool. I have known Anna for several years and she has been a role model and mentor to me and to countless others. I look forward to supporting her in her Mayorship!

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Diversity & Inclusion in UK Nuclear Conference

Wednesday 14th August 2019

It was a pleasure to be invited as keynote speaker to the Divesity & Inclusion in UK Nuclear Conference hosted last month. There was great passion and energy to make change. I also hosted one of the workshops on Unconscious Bias & Positions of Privilege. The delegates reported how my unique insight and real life examples brought the phenomenon into reality and helped them to see its operation in action. I'm excited to see what the industry can now do to make real and lasting changes to its diversity make up. Please contact me to see how I can support your organisation.

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Northern Power Women Awards - 18th March 2019

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

I was delighted to be nominated and shortlisted for the Northern Power Women Awards in Manchester. The room was simply buzzing with talented women across a vast array of industries, sectors and businesses! Diversity in Action. Such an inspirational event with talks from Simone Roche MBE, Baroness Newlove, Andy Burnham to name a few.

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Keynote Talk - Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments - 13th March 2019

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Understanding the importance of diversity to profitability and the responsibilities of privilege. It is so vital in this diverse climate in which we live and work that organisations embrace and champion diversity. Not only does it make them more profitable (as countless research indicates), they are missing key skills and diversity of thought, ideas and innovation to take their businesses forward. I was honoured to be asked to deliver a keynote address on these issues at the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments in Liverpool. Thank you for the amazing feedback too. Make a difference to your profit and your staff....embrace and champion diversity.

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