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Project Aventurine

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Project Aventurine Working in collaboration, Irene Afful MSc of Ametrine Enterprise Solutions and Danielle Kershaw of InnSaei InSights, are launching a new programme to support businesses to become more profitable and effective. We are offering a free consultation in the following areas; • Well-being at work • Mental health awareness • Diversity & Inclusion (recruitment, retention and progression) • Equality in the workplace The consultation will begin with a survey of senior leadership teams and staff, co-ordinated and conducted by us. Following on from the survey, we will conduct a gap analysis and provide an initial free consultation support session.  Our aim is to support businesses to become more profitable, enhance their reputation and be the employer of choice in terms of equality,  diversity & inclusion, and well-being in the workplace.  Research…

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Project Aventurine

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Project Aventurine Working in collaboration, Irene Afful MSc of Ametrine Enterprise Solutions and Danielle Kershaw of InnSaei InSights, are launching a new programme to support businesses to become more profitable and effective. We are offering a free consultation in the following areas; • Well-being at work • Mental health awareness • Diversity & Inclusion (recruitment, retention and progression) • Equality in the workplace The consultation will begin with a survey of senior leadership teams and staff, co-ordinated and conducted by us. Following on from the survey, we will conduct a gap analysis and provide an initial free consultation support session.  Our aim is to support businesses to become more profitable, enhance their reputation and be the employer of choice in terms of equality,  diversity & inclusion, and well-being in the workplace.  Research…

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Empower Me Event - North Liverpool Academy

Wednesday 10th October 2018

I was delighted to attend the North Liverpool Academy for their 'Empower Me' event, showcasing the myriad of careers and opportunities available to young women and inspiring young women to reach for the stars! Find your passion, create your vision and set your goals to achieve that vision. It may be hard work but the success will be sweet!

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Black History Month Celebration

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

To continue the celebration of Black History month, I will be sharing some history of black pioneers through the ages, often forgotten about and very rarely taught in our schools. I will be concentrating particularly on black women who are overwhelmingly under-represented in many organisations today, particularly in senior positions. An often unheard and unseen talented minority. #keepraceontheagenda #inspiration #inclusion #blackhistory #equalityanddiversity Today is Amina Queen of Zaria (c. 1533 - c. 1610) 16th century warrior Queen of present-day Nigeria. She was best known for her impressive military skills and her ability to lead the cavalry. She conquered much of North Africa for the Hausa people during her 34-year reign. Accredited as a brilliant architect who constructed strong earthen walls around the…

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October is Black History Month - Let's Celebrate!

Monday 1st October 2018

Today is the commencement of Black History month. I would like to celebrate this month by sharing some history of black pioneers through the ages, often forgotten about and very rarely taught in our schools. I will be concentrating particularly on black women who are overwhelmingly under-represented in many organisations today, particularly in senior positions. An often unheard and unseen talented minority. Today is Amanirenas (40 BC - 10 AD) Warrior Queen of the powerful Nubian region of Kush which is present day Sudan. Referred to as "Candace" in some European literature. She fought alongside her husband and son in a war against a larger and more powerful rival, the Roman Empire. She lost an eye during battle which made her…

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My New Book!!!

Tuesday 10th July 2018

I'm really proud to have published my new book, a research publication entitled "The Impact of Values, Bias & Leadership on BME Recruitment in the Police". As a black police officer with 25 years service, I could sense the culture and barriers to BME people joining the service and achieving senior positions within the service. The barriers were unwritten, unspoken but very real. Therefore it was of great interest to research this phenomenon within my own police force and to put some science behind the culture and barriers I sensed. I am very proud to have achieved this and produce this research to inform police organisations, leaders and HR professionals and help overcome these barriers to recruitment, retention and progression of…

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My New Book!!!

Tuesday 10th July 2018

I'm really proud to have published my new book, a research publication entitled "The Impact of Values, Bias & Leadership on BME Recruitment in the Police". As a black police officer with 25 years service, I could sense the culture and barriers to BME people joining the service and achieving senior positions within the service. The barriers were unwritten, unspoken but very real. Therefore it was of great interest to research this phenomenon within my own police force and to put some science behind the culture and barriers I sensed. I am very proud to have achieved this and produce this research to inform police organisations, leaders and HR professionals and help overcome these barriers to recruitment, retention and progression of…

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Brabners Solicitors Networking Lunch - Helen Pankhurst

Monday 18th June 2018

A very informative and inspirational event at Brabners Solicitors, Liverpool, organised by the incredibly talented Jayne Croft. The presentation by Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst was very interesting, evidencing the story of women's rights throughout history and to the present day. It was disappointing that the representation of men in the audience was poor. Women have, and continue to live and breath the challenges discussed. It is men who need to hear and embrace the messages and use their power to make embedded and permanent changes for women in education, business and employment, particularly in senior positions. Men are part of the blockage and also part of the solution. It was also notable that there was a dearth of…

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Cultural Workshop at Our Lady of Pity Primary School

Monday 18th June 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed delivering the cultural workshop at Our Lady of Pity Primary School. The Year 5 children learned to explore African culture through a Ghanaian Art Project. They engaged with diversity exploration, embracing and respecting difference. Diversity and inclusion in action! We need to teach our children the importance of respect for diversity and difference in all its infinite guises. Only then can we truly embrace diversity and inclusion. We are all unique, we are all different and we all have a valuable contribution to make to our society and our world. Here are some comments from the children; "I found this workshop extremely interesting because I know so much about Ghana now. I loved the bit where we did art because…

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Wirral Growth Experts Event - Floral Pavillion, New Brighton

Monday 11th June 2018

It was an honour to be a guest speaker at the inaugural Wirral Growth Experts Event, with Terry Hamill and Andy Bounds. It was a truly inspirational event which I thoroughly enjoyed. Getting to share my story and touch the lives of others in a positive way is what makes me so passionate about what I do. I met so many great people in a wide variety of business areas doing great work. I'm looking forward ti the next event. Special thanks to Terry Hamill for this amazing opportunity. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6409976309706948608

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