Agenda

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Tuesday

Tuesday is the leadership day with four inspiring events unifying Black women and men on their own growth journies as entrepreneurs or professionals.

Stream Sponsor:

Power Brunch with VAMP

10:00 – 14:00

The VAMP Power Brunch empowers talented gen z and millennial women who are breaking the mould and taking the lead in their industry. From entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs, this event is the first of its kind as it looks to honour talented Black women in business, fashion, entertainment and content creators.

Dope Black Men Fraternity

12:00 – 14:00

Dope Black Men: Fraternity in collaboration with UK Black Business Week brings you a seminar hosted by various industry giants in their own fields. It will be hosted by the founder of Dope Black and entrepreneur, Marvyn Harrison. Join us to connect on business, mental health and various other things affecting Black men in business.

Host:

Marvyn Harrison

Marvyn Harrison
Founder, Dope Black CIC

Special Guest:

Alec Boateng

Alec Boateng
Co-President, 0207 Def Jam, Universal Music Group

Black Women Business Talks

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18:00 – 18:30

Registration and Networking Reception

18:30 – 18:35

Welcome and Introduction

Host
Carina White
Cultural commentator

18:40 – 19:30

Pathways for Progression: Building a Successful Career

Many believe that career progression is a linear, ladder-like system, where you simply move up or down but career growth can be achieved through various guises. Within this session, the panellists will expose the strategies they each took to get to where they are today.

Panellists
Deirdre Tejada
SVP Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Culture & Talent
Oliemata ODonoghue Regional Director London HSBC UK
Oli Odonoghue
Regional Director Inner and Outer London, HSBC UK
Moderator
Michelle Raymond

19:30 – 19:35

Break

19:35 – 20:15

Breaking Barriers - Entrepreneurs Panel

Studies show that UK Black female-owned enterprises account for 0.63% of all micro, small and medium enterprises – this is disproportionately low when compared to other groups. In this session, the panellists will outline how to overcome the barriers many women encounter. Helping you find investment and move your businesses from early stage into growth stage.

Panellists
Jamelia Donaldson v3
Jamelia Donaldson
Founder and CEO of TreasureTress
Kanya King CBE
Kanya King CBE
Founder and CEO, MOBO Awards
Elizabeth Uviebinene_Author_Columnist Brand Strategist v2
Elizabeth Uviebinené
Award-winning author and columnist at The Financial Times
Natalie Ojevah MBE
Natalie Ojevah MBE
Eagle Labs Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Barclays Bank
Moderator
Tobi Oredein
Tobi Oridein
Founder and CEO, Black Ballad

20:20 – 20:50

Keynote Interview: Equality, Diversity and Climbing the Corporate Ladder

XXX is joined by Sonia Cargan, Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Talent Officer (American Express) and Claudia Rossler, Managing Director & Chief Customer Experience Officer (Chase) for a candid, empowering conversation on Black, female career progression, D&I, and how to inspire the next generation of Black leaders.

Panellists
Sonia Cargan
Sonia Cargan
Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion and Talent Officer, American Express
Claudia Rossler
Claudia Rossler
Managing Director & Chief Customer Experience Officer JP Morgan Chase

20:50 – 21:50

Networking Drinks

Black Men Business Talks

18:00 – 18:30

Registration and Networking Reception

18:30 – 18:35

Welcome and Introduction

Host:

Marvyn Harrison

Marvyn Harrison
Founder, Dope Black CIC

18:35 – 19:05

Opening Keynote

David Olusoga
David Olusoga
British-Nigerian Historian, Broadcaster and Film-maker

19:05 – 19.50

Cultivating the Black Role Models of Tomorrow - Professionals Panel

There are more Black professionals in leadership roles than ever, despite this, these positions account for just 1.5% of the entire senior workforce in the UK. What can we do to nurture a pipeline of Black men reaching the highest levels in the corporate world?

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

Panellists
Folarin Oyeleye
Folarin Oyeleye
Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase

19:50 – 20:05

Networking Break

20:05 – 20:45

What I Wish I Knew Then, When Starting My Business - Entrepreneurs Panel

Entrepreneurs face many challenges on the journey to success. Sometimes the most challenging of all is simply getting started. The British Business Bank lists social capital as one of the top 5 enablers of entrepreneurial success. Having a network of individuals who provide information on key issues is sometimes the most critical thing to business success.

Our panellists will share what they’ve learned in the development of their business, revealing the strategies they took in their early stages, what worked, and what didn’t. If you’re in the start-up phase or looking to establish your business in a market this is the session for you.

Panellists
William Adoasi
CEO and Founder of Vitae London
Mark Maciver
Founder SliderCuts
Byron Cole
Award-winning serial entrepreneur, best-selling published author, public speaker, philanthropist, mentor
Moderator:
Marvyn Harrison
Marvyn Harrison
Founder, Dope Black CIC & Belovd Agency

20:45 – 21:30

Closing Keynote/Fireside Chat/Audience Q&A

Sir Lenny Henry, Comedian, Writer, and Award-winning Actor

Lenny Henry
Sir Lenny Henry
Comedian, Writer, and Award-winning Actor
Interviewer
Raphael Sofoluke
Founder and CEO, UK Black Business Week

21:30

Close and networking