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SEO London

Black Heritage Leadership Summit

Date: Friday 21 April 2023

Conference: 10:00am-4:40pm
Networking Reception: 4:40

Venue: Lloyd's One Lime Street London EC3M 7HA

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The Black Heritage Leadership Summit is a gathering of African Caribbean societies members and other Black Heritage students from various UK universities to meet representative leaders from various industries.

At SEO London, we believe that it is vital for our young Black leaders to be exposed to outstanding examples of Black excellence in order to be enabled and encouraged to flourish and aim high. We also believe that to limit the negative impacts of racism on young people, all sectors of society must engage with these issues through exchanging ideas and allyship.

SEO London’s vision of creating an equal society can only be realised through collective effort and through embracing the numerous values and benefits of diversity and inclusion. Throughout the summit, our senior leaders will deliver speeches and facilitate interactive lectures designed to inspire and empower young Black Heritage students to become successful and influential leaders, both within professional settings and community organisations.


Some topics we will be discussing on the day will be around:

  • What inspires our black leaders to lead and what can we learn from their experiences?

  • Overcoming issues with comparison and confidence and leverage it to hold space as a black professional.

  • Being assertive and how to add value to your culture, confidence in your cultural background.

  • Imposter syndrome.

  • Navigating racist structures as a young professional.

  • Plus many more...



9:30-10:00am Registration

10:00-10.30 Welcome Address

  • Lord Hastings Chairman, SOAS University of London

  • Nathalie Richards, CEO of SEO London

10.30-11:00 My Journey

  • Lord Hastings, Chairman of SOAS, University of London

11:00-11:40 Keynote

  • Will Njobvu, TV & Radio Broadcaster

11:40-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-13:00 Panel Discussion

  • Facilitator: Lord Hastings, Chairman, SOAS University of London

  • Jimi Ogunfuwa, Works Commercial Director,  UK Parliament

  • Fehintola Akinlose, Director of Finance & Commercial,  House of Lords

  • Roselyn Cason-Marcus, Global Director, Mckinsey

  • Nathalie Richards, CEO, SEO London

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break

14:00-15:00 Interactive Lectures

Interactive Lecture 1, Room 1

  • Leading with Influence or Black Excellence – Mark Lomas, Head of Culture, Lloyd’s - Tiwalola Olungesi,
    Coach Founder & Author, Confident & Killing It

Interactive Lecture 2, Room 2

  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome – Vee Kativhu, Girls’ Education Activist, Founder of Empowered by Vee

Interactive Lecture 3, Room 3

  • Leading with Relational Prosperity – Bukola Bayo-Yusuf, HR Director, Experian


15:00-15:20 Coffee Break

15:20-16:20 Interactive Lectures

Interactive Lecture 4, Room 1

  • Community Building – Deborah Conteh, Assistant Programme Director, YDWC

Interactive Lecture 5, Room 2

  • Fear and how to over come it – Natasha Shotunde, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers

Interactive Lecture 6, Room 3

  • The Power of Personal Branding – Prince Chakanyuka, E-commerce Customer Supply Chain Manager, P&G

16:20-16.40 Closing Note


16:40-18.30 Drinks and Networking

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