Black Women Business Talks

ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Rd, London SW6 1UD

Tuesday 3rd October
6pm – 9:30pm

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.

Speakers (More TBC)

Lisa Carter

CEO & Founder of Discussion Box

Lisa Carter is a mother of 3 and Founder of Discussion Box; a virtual events platform for brands, communities and individuals who want to shift culture and move the world forward through the power of meaningful conversation. Discussion Box is parent company to ‘The Spotlight Experience’ which was born out of Lisa’s passion to pave the way for future generations of women from all corners of the globe, and thus partners with the world’s largest technology brands to platform women in leadership through online discussions that are turning the tide on representation for women in business. With 10+ years working in events, Lisa has vast experience and understanding of the collaborative benefits and ability to remove geographic barriers through digital event experiences. Lisa founded Discussion Box in 2018, bootstrapped and built the business without external investment, and turned over £1.2 million in its first trading year. Discussion Box remains the only black woman owned and run business in the virtual events industry and in 2023 Lisa was named top 100 most influential women in Europe in the start-up and VC space.

Izzy Obeng

Founder & CEO, Foundervine

Izzy Obeng is an entrepreneur and business consultant. She is the founder and Chief
Executive Officer of Foundervine and sits as a Non-Executive Director for Capital Enterprise.

At Foundervine, Izzy leads a consultancy for creating systemic change in entrepreneurship. Foundervine has launched accelerators in the UK that support early-stage companies, providing entrepreneurs from under-represented communities with mentorship, training, and access to capital. By 2022, Foundervine had helped over 5,000 leaders to start, scale new business or raise capital. Izzy acts as an Advisor to Lloyds Banking Group, Big Issue Invest & Unltd. She has been featured in the BBC, The Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian and in 2022, Izzy was listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Social Impact.

Ella Weinberg

Founder of Ella Ensures, Insurance expert, Professional speaker

Ella Weinberg is an award-winning financial advisor who has helped numerous individuals achieve their financial goals. With over 500 satisfied clients and more than £1 billion worth of insurance placed, Ella has established herself as a thought leader within the financial industry. Ella’s areas of expertise extend beyond the realm of insurance, as she is well-versed in developing poor credit scores and profiles, as well as implementing relevant estate planning protection strategies. What sets Ella apart is her ability to break down complex financial terminologies into easily understandable information, empowering individuals to make informed decisions and elevate their financial trajectory. Ella’s passion for helping others achieve financial success has led her to launch a comprehensive e-guide that provides practical information and strategies to help individuals achieve their financial goals. Her expertise and dedication to helping others have allowed her to develop a successful brand, “Ella Ensures,” and a loyal community of 10k+ individuals across her social media platforms. As a mother, Ella has a passion for women and young people’s financial independence and has become a sought-after public speaker. She delivers insightful presentations and workshops that empower her audience with financial insight, knowledge, and confidence.

Irene Agbontaen

Founder of the TTYA London

Irene Agbontaen, Founder of the TTYA London label is a global tastemaker and opinion former, Irene is the ultimate connector at the heart of cultural relevancy for brands and talent alike. Well respected across fashion, music & culture. Irene adds enormous flare to a number of brands across each industry.
Founder of the TTYA London label, Irene has worked with global brands including; Louis Vuitton, Apple, Burberry and has been featured in publications including I-D, Vogue, ELLE & Sunday Times Style. Irene has expanded her brand TTYA into a lifestyle offering which now encompasses; TTYA Talks, a podcast series, cultural programming for brands and events. Utilising Irene’s global network she has curated events for Wizkid, Mabel, Tiwa Savage, FKA Twigs, Halle Berry, SZA & Erykah Badu. She continues to shake the table in her recent role Director of Artist Brand Strategy + Partnerships at global talent agency UTA. Irene is at the forefront for cultural campaigns shaping the future for global artists such as Burner Boy + Central Cee.

ILEC Conference Centre,
47 Lillie Rd, London SW6 1UD

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