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BLACK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017 - SPEAKER

Reclaiming spaces: Women of Colour excelling in Sports & Business
Amani Eke, Founder of Project Yogi & Kemetic yoga instructor
Amani Eke, is the founder of Project Yogi, a not-for-profit organisation providing yoga, mindfulness and social emotional learning activities to young people and their families. She is an Egyptian/Kemetic yoga instructor. Egyptian yoga originates from Ancient Kemet, now known as Egypt. It is a restorative system which has unique postures and principles. It combines physical movement, deep breathing and meditation to help achieve balance, peace, order and discipline which is known as Maat
Amani is also a Kemetic yoga instructor at the OYA Retreats. The OYA Retreats delivers an holistic movement and mindfulness practice to women of colour. On exclusive retreats in the UK and abroad, guests are offered room to explore, reflect, release, and renew.
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BLACK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017 - SPEAKER

Reclaiming spaces: Women of Colour excelling in Sports & Business
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, Co-founder and Executive Director at UK Black Pride 

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah also known as Lady Phyll, is the co-founder and Executive Director of UK Black Pride, the award-winning celebration for Black LGBT communities to take pride in their ethnicity and sexuality. She is also a Stonewall trustee and Rainbow List Judge.
She is also theHead of Political Campaigns & Equality at PCS Union and also sits on the race relations committee of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), works with race equality think tank Runnymede, and is a trustee of LGBT-rights charity Stonewall
She set up the organisation after coming to the realisation there was a lack of space for Black LGBT men, women and trans people to foster a sense of pride in their identities. The organisation was set up to promote unity and co-operation among all Black people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, as well a…

BLACK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017 - SPEAKER

Reclaiming spaces: Women of Colour excelling in Sports & Business

Dr Stacie CC Graham, Founder of OYA Retreats, Certified Hatha yoga instructor
Dr Stacie CC Graham is an independent management consultant and life coach based in London, UK. Previously a management consultant at an internationally renowned consultancy, she has extensive work experience in the US, the UK, and Germany. With an MS in economics and a doctorate in motivational psychology, she is able to bring together economic and business sense with a deep knowledge of what drives people's behaviour. Further, she is the founder of OYA: Body-Mind-Spirit Retreats, a project bringing yoga, mindfulness and other wellbeing practices to women of colour communities.

She is a certified Hatha yoga instructor as well as a certified life coach. As a practitioner, she is dedicated to the lineages of Iyengar and Kundalini yoga. She travels to India every two years in order to study and honour the origins of the tradition. Mindfulne…

BLACK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017 - SPEAKER

Reclaiming spaces: Women of Colour excelling in Sports & Business
Kelechi, Actress, Personal Trainer and an instructor of Pole dancing as well as Twerk.
Kelechi is an actress, personal trainer and an instructor of Pole dance as well as Twerk. In September 2016, Kelechi opened her own studio as a way of highlighting the faces and bodies that are often erased within mainstream fitness culture. Kelechi uses her classes and the workshops that she facilitates as a vehicle to move women towards an unbreakable relationship between their mind and body.

Some may refer to Kelechi as a "twerk and fitness guru" which she wholeheartedly embraces, but ultimately Kelechi sees herself as a professional Baby Girl and a Benz Punani Womanist. Inextricable descriptions of her insistence on carefree black womanhood.
BLACK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017
SATURDAY 6TH MAY 2017
UCL, LONDON
Spaces limited: Register Now - https://goo.gl/ru2WVu

BLACK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017 - SPEAKER

Reclaiming spaces: Women of Colour excelling in Sports & Business

Joanna Abeyie, Founder and Managing Director at Hyden, SThree, Broadcast JournalistJoanna Abeyie, founded the award-winning creative industry diverse talent recruitment business Shine Media in 2009, which recently morphed into Hyden as part of leading global recruiter SThree PLC. Hyden is a champion of diverse senior leadership talent in the creative industries. Joanna has championed, supported and trained more than 3,000 people from diverse backgrounds in permanent and freelance jobs in the creative industries. These people would not have been selected by traditional recruitment methods or practices.

Hyden recruits diverse senior leadership talent in the media and creative industries to allow you to build a more innovative and successful business. They deliver bespoke practices for your company designed to meet your exact talent requirements and enable diversity in your organisation.


SATURDAY 6TH MAY 2017
UCL, LONDON
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BLACK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017 - SPEAKER

Reclaiming spaces: Women of Colour excelling in Sports & Business
Danusia Francis, International gymnast, 2012 Olympic reserve for GB, NCAA National Beam champion and TV PresenterDanusia Francis represented Jamaica and GB in gymnastics, reserve for the 2012 Olympics and is the NCAA balance beam champion for UCLA 2016. She also competed for the UCLA Bruins and the Jamaican national team.

Danusia has put together a unique presentation, which is focused on beam confidence, floor performance and the psychological aspects of competing. As well as a beam and floor workshop for the gymnasts to participate in. Followed up by a Q&A and time for photos and autographs.
BLACK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017
SATURDAY 6TH MAY 2017
UCL, LONDON
Spaces limited: Register Now - https://goo.gl/ru2WVu

BLACK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017 - SPEAKER

Reclaiming spaces: Women of Colour excelling in Creative Industries & Education Sobia Afridi, Brookes Bridges Manager, Oxford Brookes University 


Sobia Afridi has worked in higher education for 22 years, on many different projects. This has included events such as the Step Up Conference, an event for Black and Minority Ethnic students with guest speakers who worked to motivate, engage and inspire the students. She was also involved in setting up the Asian young girl’s project to break down the barriers and myths that some Asian parents have and make it clear that higher education is accessible to Pakistani and Bangladeshi girls without compromising their religion.

She currently runs a project at the Oxford Central Mosque which aims to improve attainment in Maths and English and to increase students’ confidence at school. The scheme is targeted at students in years 5-11 studying at particular schools, with priority given to Black and Minority Ethnic students, students who live in area…