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Monday 17th

Tuesday 18th

Wednesday 19th

Thursday 20th

Friday 21st

Saturday 22nd

Thursday 20th

Thursday captures 3 themes, Black Allyship, Media Culture and Sport and the inaugural Black in Legal. Select the event you want to learn more about or attend all of them and make a day if it!

Black Allyship Program

10:00 – 10:30

Registration and Networking

10:30 - 10:35

Welcome Introduction

Host
Aggie Mutuma
CEO, Mahogany Inclusion Partners

10:35 – 11:30

Success From Togetherness

Collaboration and community have been the driving force for humanity’s greatest innovations and accomplishments. Within this session, you’ll hear from leaders who are championing the notions of community and togetherness. The discussion will focus on the real-life inclusive measures and support schemes the panellists have implemented. Learn which are the most effective and produce the best results.

Panellists
Lisa Townsend
Lisa Townsend
Chief People Officer, Money Supermarket Group
Scarlett Allen-Horton
Scarlett Allen-Horton
Founder of Harper Fox Partners and BBC Apprentice Finalist 2019
Marc Abraham
Marc Abraham
Senior Group Product Manager, Intercom
Abimbola Johnson
Award-winning Criminal Defence and Professional Regulatory Barrister
Speaker
Mark Roberts
Director of Commercial Services, Metropolitan Police
Moderator
Christina Brooks
Founder & CEO, Ruebik

11:30 – 11:45

Networking Break

11:50 – 12:30

Case Study: Black Allyship in the Finance Sector

Financial services have become the backbone of our economies and communities. They’ve always provided support for those outside their organisation, and now give the same passion and dedication to those within. In this session, you’ll hear from financial services professionals and how through collaboration, we are working towards a common goal, to enhance the outcomes of Black professionals in their sector.

Panellists
Andre Allee
Associate General Counsel, GB&M and Co-Chair HSBC UK Embrace, HSBC
Jordon Clarke
Global Head of GCM & Syndicate Projects Operations/ Digital Assets Operations Morgan Stanley
Chad Wilson VP
Head of Client Journey Design / BOLD Co Chair London, JP Morgan
Dapo Araoye
Director and Chief Credit Officer, Foreign Currency Solutions, American Express
Moderator
Mac Alonge
Mac Alonge
CEO, The Equal Group

12:30 – 13: 30

Lunch and Networking Break

13:30 – 13:55

Closing Keynote - Being Black In the UK: Where the Jobs Are and How to Get Them

This new research by Coqual, cosponsored by Bloomberg and Moody’s documents how race shapes the Black professional experience in the UK and uncovers data-backed differences within the diverse Black community along the lines of gender, heritage, social class background and other layered identities.  What does this mean for you individually and how can you overcome this.

DK Bartley will talk about the opportunities that still exist within these findings and how companies are turning this around. Specifics around jobs, job opportunities and the role that advocates and allies play evening the playing field.

Speakers
DK Bartley
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Moody’s

Black in Legal

Takes place concurrently with Black Media, Culture and Sports Talks

18:00 – 18:45

Registration and Networking

18:45 – 18:55

Chair’s Welcome

Segun Osuntokun
Segun Osuntokun
Managing Partner, UK, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

19:00 – 19:50

The Trailblazers Defining the Future of Law

In this opening panel, we’ll hear from leaders that are making strides for change. Hear their journey, the decisions they’ve made and what they believe the future holds for Black lawyers.

Panellists
Akima Paul Lambert
Akima Paul Lambert
Partner, Hogan Lovell’s
Ariel White-Tsimikalis
Ariel White-Tsimikalis
Partner, Goodwin Procter
Natasha Shotunde
Barrister, Garden Court Chambers; Chair of the Black Barristers’ Network
Kyle WIlliams
Kyle Williams
Managing Director & Senior Counsel, Goldman Sachs

Moderator

Sayo Ogundele
Deputy General Counsel, Africa and Middle East at Barrick Gold Corporation

19:50-20:05

Networking break

20.05 – 20:50

Seize the Opportunity: Entering the Profession and Creating Your Route to Success

There are a number of career paths in law that can be explored. In this panel you’ll get tips on starting off in law, building the grit to persevere and how others have used their experience to move up the ladder, in-house, or even venture into entrepreneurship and consulting.

Panellists
Stephanie Njoku
Founder, Neo Percept IP
James Hanlon
James Hanlon
General Counsel, Treatwell; ex-General Counsel, IKEA
Isaac Eloi
Isaac Eloi
Junior Legal Counsel, ICE; Co-Founder Black Men In Law Network
Pamela Dusu
Pamela Dusu
Senior Lawyer, Globeleq

Moderator

Egbe Manton
Egbe Manton
Counsel, Trading & Shipping BP

20:50 – 21:20

Black in Law - Past, Present, and Future

In this closing keynote, award-winning barrister, Tunde Okewale MBE will share what’s changed, what’s stayed the same and how to prepare for the future of law.

Dr Tunde Okewale MBE
Dr Tunde Okewale MBE
Award-Winning Barrister

21:20 – 21:25

Chair’s closing remarks followed by further networking

Black Media, Culture and Sports Talks

Takes place concurrently with Black in Legal

18:00 – 18:45

Registration and Networking

18:45 – 18:50

Welcome and Introduction

18:55 – 19:40

Young talents, their stories and what a career in media sports looks like

Presented by TalkSport
Panellists
Pippa Monique
Television Presenter, Sports Broadcaster and Content Creator
Flex
Presenter and Content Creator
Paul Musa
Host and Producer, What The Footie Podcast
Moderator
Joel Beya
Joel Beya
Founder of CheekySport

19:40 – 19:55

Networking Break

20:00 – 20:45

Capitalising on Your Creativity

Many young people seek to transform their passions into profit. Our generation has an amazing opportunity to self-learn and create a market and audience for ourselves through social media and online platforms. However, many young people get lost in trends or lack the guidance on how to accurately use these tools.

Meet our panellists who are making a successful living through their creativity, as they teach you how to strategically use social media to enhance your careers. Learn the approach they took when striving for success.

Panellists
Bejay Mulenga
Bejay Mulenga
Entrepreneur & Digital Creator
Mireille Harper
Mireille Harper
Editorial Director at Bluebird & One Boat, Pan Macmillan
Vanessa Vanderpuye
Vanessa Vanderpuye
Actress & International Model
Moderator
Priscilla Anyabu
Priscilla Anyabu
Model, Presenter and TV Personality

20:45 – 21:30

Authenticity, Passion & Creating a Legacy: In Conversation With Jenny Francis

Jenny Francis
Jenny Francis
One of the UK’s Leading Radio DJs, Three Times Nominated for Best DJ at the MOBO Awards
Ifz Rose
Creative Music Enthusiast, Host and & Entrepreneur

21:30

Close and networking