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West Midlands D&I Forum - 23rd April 2020

Thursday 27th February 2020

Check out "West Midlands D & I Forum - Recruiting & Retaining BAME Talent" on Eventbrite! Keynote Speaker: Irene Afful MSc. Date: Thu, 23 Apr, 11:00 Location: National Express, The Coach Station https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-midlands-d-i-forum-recruiting-retaining-bame-talent-tickets-95817383373

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How Not To Do Diversity!

Thursday 27th February 2020

I so love this! There are so many organisations who like to portray black faces and women on their websites, literature and advertising campaigns, yet the true picture within the organisation is something radically different. Instead of pretending to be something they're not, organisations need to make the changes within so they can truly reflect it without. https://twitter.com/kelechnekoff/status/1232692147046014976?s=20

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Northern Power Women & The BBC 50:50 Project

Monday 3rd February 2020

I was delighted to support the BBC 50:50 Project with the Northern Power Women. The project aims at improving the representation of women as content experts on radio and TV and raising the visibility and status of women professional and experts. We women have plenty to say but are often overlooked when it comes to media output. Gender equality in media is essential for balance, exposure and role models for future generations. Let's get our voices heard!

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Liverpool Commonwealth Association Women's Forum Inaugral Conference

Monday 3rd February 2020

It was an honour to be invited to speak at the Liverpool Commonwealth Association Women's Forum Inaugural Conference hosted by LJMU. What an amazing crowd and a truly informative, information packed conference. I learned so much from the other speakers. The passion and energy was infectious! I look forward to working more closely with the association supporting its aims and vision. Well done to all involved in pulling this together! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 #womensempowerment #genderdiversity #womenentrepreneurship

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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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