Black Heritage Leadership Summit
Date: Friday 21 April 2023
Networking Reception: 4:40pm-6:30pm
Venue: Lloyd's One Lime Street London EC3M 7HA
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.
Navigating racist structures as a young professional.
Plus many more...
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
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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