Black Women Business Talks
The Black Women Business Talks will offer Black women a space to learn effective growth strategies for business development and career success. With interactive talks and group discussions led by stand-out business women and senior leaders, this event will offer you practical advice and insights on how to be your best authentic self as a Black woman 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 Women, Black Men and allies of the Black community who would like to develop, be inspired, and have real, honest and open discussion in an environment that supports learning and growth. Regardless of your race this is a fantastic session for you to attend.
Fireside Chat with Authors of Slay In Your Lane
Journalist and Author
Author, Columnist and Brand Strategist
Speakers & Moderators
Sharmadean Reid MBE
Entrepreneur, Founder of WAH London & Beautystack
Bianca Miller Cole
Entrepreneur, Personal Brand Expert, Mentor & Author
Founder and CEO BYP Network
Founder of SheBuildsBrands
Regional Director London at HSBC UK
VP, Diversity & Inclusion UK, Europe and Middle East at Barclays
Special Advisor, Executive Leadership Team at Moody’s
Co Author, Twice As Hard
6:00 – 6:25 | Registration and Networking
6:25 – 6:30 | Welcome and Introduction
6:30 – 7:00 | YOUR seat at the table!
Climbing the corporate ladder is hard enough but once you’ve reached the higher echelons of the corporate hierarchy, how to ensure your voice is being heard and you’re making a strong impact without diluting your beliefs or authenticity as a successful Black woman?
In this session we will hear from leading lights across various industries who will share their experiences in corporate leadership and provide practical insights on how to maximise career progression YOUR way!
Oliemata O’Donoghue, Regional Director London at HSBC UK
Winnie Annan-Forson, VP of Diversity and Inclusion – UK & Middle East at Barclays
Arlene Isaacs‐Lowe, Special Advisor, Executive Leadership Team at Moody’s
7:00 – 7:30 | Become a business hero: How to leverage your superpower!
Black women have some of the most innovative, entrepreneurial minds in business.
Our esteemed panel of business leaders will demonstrate through their own personal journeys just how they have leveraged their unique powers and position in industry to elevate their businesses to the next level.
Sharmadean Reid MBE, Entrepreneur, Founder of WAH London & Beautystack
Bianca Miller Cole, Entrepreneur, Personal Brand Expert, Mentor & Author
Kike Oniwinde, Founder and CEO BYP Network
Kubi Springer, Founder of SheBuildsBrands
7:30 – 7:45 | Networking Break
7:45 – 8:15 | Fireside Chat + Audience Q&A
Join our host as they sit down with two of the UK’s foremost literary personalities. Both award winning authors and media columnists, Yomi and Elizabeth will be discussing their own experiences of navigating the business world successfully and more importantly, the critical lessons learnt that you can implement in your own business journey.
Yomi Adegoke, Journalist and Author
Elizabeth Uviebinené, Author, Columnist and Brand Strategist
Opeyemi Sofoluke, Co Author, Twice As Hard
8:15 – 8:25 | Networking Break
8:25 – 9:25 | Fireside Chat + Audience Q&A
Join us, as our Founder, Raphael Sofoluke, sits down with one of the most prominent figures ever in British Broadcasting.
Sir Trevor McDonald was the first ever Black news anchor in the UK and since then has scaled the heights of his industry to become the most decorated and renowned broadcaster in British history.
Watch this in-depth conversation to hear more about his life and career as a Black professional in the UK, guaranteed to be a very insightful session.
Sir Trevor McDonald OBE
Raphael Sofoluke, Founder, UK Black Business Show
9:25 – 9:30 | Closing Remarks