Black Men Business Talks

Tuesday 26th October  |  6pm – 9.30pm

The Black Men Business Talks will offer Black men a space to learn effective growth strategies for business development and career success. With interactive talks and group discussions led by stand-out business men and senior leaders, this event will offer you practical advice and insights on how to be your best authentic self as a Black man in industry, lead in whatever capacity you find yourself in and create success on your own terms. This is one you do not want to miss. There will be a chance to network with speakers, business leaders and industry professionals, following the event.

Who is this for?
We invite all Black men who would like to develop, be inspired, and have real, honest and open discussions in an environment that supports learning and growth.

Speakers

Byron Cole

Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of The BLC Group & Author

Mark Maciver

Barber, Business adviser, Speaker and CEO of SliderCuts

Dr Tunde Okewale MBE

Award-winning barrister

Agenda

6:00 – 6:45   |   Registration and Networking

6:45 – 6:55   |   Welcome and Introduction

7:00 – 7:40   |   Building the pipeline: Leaders of Tomorrow
{Professionals Power Panel}

There are more Black professionals in senior or leadership roles than ever before, despite this, these positions account for just 1.5% of the entire senior workforce in the UK. What can we do to ensure the development and sustained growth of underrepresented leaders in the corporate world?

During this panel discussion, we will explore key strategies to ensure you’re able to demonstrate strong leadership in whatever capacity you find yourself in and create success on your own terms.

This session will also outline how employers and business leaders can comprehensively review their internal culture, including how they nurture workers from Black communities to succeed in their organisations and become the leaders of tomorrow.

7:35 – 8:05   |   Helping ourselves – The Power of Collaboration
{Entrepreneurs Power Panel}

There is an absolute abundance of resources and networks available within the black community that entrepreneurs can potentially tap into for business development. This session will bring awareness to these opportunities and give key examples of how we can better work together as a community to empower each other and grow Black economies on a larger scale.

Byron Cole Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of The BLC Group & Author

Mark Maciver Barber, Business adviser, Speaker and CEO of SliderCuts

Dr Tunde Okewale MBE Award-winning barrister

8:05 – 8:20   |   Networking Break

8:25 – 8:50   |  Making the Leap
{Keynote}

Many of us have aspirations of making the transition from our 9 – 5 jobs to a life of successful entrepreneurship. But how can you turn your side hustle into a scalable business and when is the right time to make the switch?

This inspirational session will be led by one of the UK’s leading business personalities, sharing their experience of the journey from business worker to business owner.

8:50 – 9:00   |   Closing Remarks

Sponsors

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