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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…

BLACK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017 - SPEAKER

Reclaiming spaces: Women of Colour excelling in Creative Industries & Education
Imriel Morgan, Chief Executive of the ShoutOut Network and co-host of Melanin Millennials podcast


Imriel Morgan is the CEO of the ShoutOut Network and the co-host of Melanin Millennials. Imriel's background is in Behavioural science and marketing. She co-founded the ShoutOut Network to address the lack of representation for Black British women in UK media. Imriel has been integral to the rapid growth of Black British podcasts and is currently organising the first UK podcast festival celebrating people of colour in podcasting. www.shoutoutnetwork.co.uk

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
Cherelle Skeete, Professional actress, currently playing Rose Granger-Weasley in Harry Porter and The Cursed Child
Cherrelle Skeete was born and raised in Birmingham. She graduated from the Central School of Speech & Drama in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Acting, specialising in Collaborative and Devised Theatre. She trained under the direction of Complicite Associate, Catherine Alexander.

Cherrelle made her West End debut in 2012 in The Lion King as Shenzi cover and swing, and played Sister Sally in The Amen Corner at the National Theatre, directed by Rufus Norris, in 2013. Cherrelle's screen debut was in series four, episode two of BBC period drama, Call the Midwife playing Abigail Bissette. Later that year she played Viv in the hit BBC drama, Ordinary Lies, written by Danny Brocklehurst. Cherrelle is currently playing Rose Granger-Weasley, daughter to Ron Weasley (Paul Thornley) and Hermione Granger…

BLACK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017 - SPEAKER

Reclaiming spaces: Women of Colour excelling in Creative Industries & Education

Sunny Singh, Internationally acclaimed, award-winning writer and Academic
SUNNY SINGH is a London-based writer. She has published three critically acclaimed novels and a book of non-fiction about the lives of single women in India. Her latest novel, Hotel Arcadia (Quartet) was described as 'addictive, penetrative' by the Independent. Her short stories have been published by prestigious international literary journals including The Drawbridge and World Literature Today. An expert on Bollywood, she has just finished a book on Amitabh Bachchan commissioned by the BFI for their film star series.

Her creative non-fiction and academic writing has been published across the world in key journals and anthologies. She also writes for newspapers and magazines, in Spanish and English, across the globe. She has worked as a journalist and management executive in Mexico, Chile, and South Africa. Currently, she t…

BLACK WOMEN'S CONFERENCE 2017 - SPEAKER

Reclaiming spaces: Women of Colour excelling in Creative Industries & Education
Dr Nicola Rollock, Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Race & Education
Dr Nicola Rollock is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education at the University of Birmingham. She is interested in the ways in which we think about and address racism and, in identifying solutions to persistent race inequalities within the education system and the workplace.

Nicola is a trustee of the British Education Research Association and a Patron of the Equality Challenge Unit’s Race Equality Charter, which seeks to improve the experiences, progression, and success of faculty and students of colour. Nicola was the winner, in 2016, of the PRECIOUS Award for Outstanding Woman in Professional Services for contributions to race equality and, in 2015, was recognised as a Woman of Achievement by the Women of the Year Council.


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