VAMP Power Brunch

Tuesday 18th October  |  10am – 2pm

The VAMP Power Brunch was created to empower talented gen z and millennial women who are breaking the mould and taking the lead in their industry. From entrepreneurs to intrepreneurs, this event is the first of its kind as it looks to honour talented black women in business, fashion, entertainment and content creators during Black History Month.
This year we will be partnering with The UK Black Business Show to execute this on a larger scale by bringing together black women to network, learn and be inspired.

The event will take place in a stunning location where guests will be welcomed into a dining area for brunch, networking and speaker sessions.

Speakers TBC

Iman Leila

PR & Influencer manager

Iman Leila is a London-based PR & Influencer manager that studied PR & Communications at London College of Communication graduating in 2016. With a decade of experience working with global fashion and beauty brands such as Revlon, Fenty, Glossier and r.e.m beauty. Iman is a well-respected connector within the beauty industry and currently connects key influencers to create impactful content for brands such as Hinge, Laura Mercier, and Amazon. In her spare time Iman is passionate about diversity and inclusion within Public Relations through her network So You Want To which has partnered with several PR agencies and global brands such as Estee Lauder and Pretty Little Thing.

Elizabeth Sobowale

Program Director for Music Business Academy for Africawhilst

Elizabeth Sobowale is a brand, talent manager and a creative entrepreneur with a strong passion for promoting and amplifying African voices. She has over 8 years of extensive experience in branding, and talented project management under her belt as a multi-disciplined individual, Elizabeth has executed several projects at a management level relating to brand development, Marketing, Tour Management, Public Relations, Creative Direction and promotions.

Elizabeth has spent her entire professional career engaging in projects on the continent. She is the Program Director for Music Business Academy for Africawhilst also managing and developing the careers of Artists and Creative talent of African heritage within and outside of the continent via her newly founded management and partnerships agency; Brand and Stitch. Her desire to serve the continent further encouraged her to undertake a master’s degree in African Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Elizabeth’s mission is to be a driving force in the development and amplification of the creative and cultural industries in Africa through education, training, policy implementation and funding. She believes thatAfrica’screative and culturalindustries, If developed can contribute to the continent’s socio-economic development and drastically reduce youth unemployment.

Yazmin McKenzie

Founder of independent PR agency Twenty9Twelve

Yazmin McKenzie is the founder of independent PR agency Twenty9Twelve, representing talent across Film, TV, Fashion, Philanthropy & Sport.

With over a decade of experience in PR, Yazmin has worked tirelessly to promote and protect some of the world’s most sought-after talents including music mogul Simon Cowell, Black Panther star Letitia Wright and footballing legend Samuel Eto’o.

Yazmin also serves as Creative Director at Young Lit Stars, Europe’s first publishing company dedicated to producing works authored by Black children, ages 6-16.

Jessica Joseph

Founder of talent management company Season25

Season25 is a talent-first talent management company with a specific focus on amplifying the black voice and black experience, be that from a young black family, like global YouTube sensation The Kabs Family or navigating the digital space as a mixed race family combining cultures and traditions.

After five years of working in the digital talent space managing some of the UK’s biggest YouTube creators, Jessica, made the decision to launch Season25 in June 2020. As a young mixed-race woman from Bradford her motivation to break boundaries in the talent space stems from her personal background. Moving to London in 2015, she began her career at Gleam Futures as a Talent Coordinator, before moving on to Influencer Marketing platform Whalar to help grow their talent arm, Whalar Stars.

Whilst in these roles, it became clear there was a lack of equal opportunity for black creators and entertainers. As a result, during the resurgence of the BLM movement, after the death of George Floyd, Season25 was born. The company exists to empower and support talent in their career growth, but most importantly to make sure they are seen and heard in rooms they may not have been before. “From brand partnerships and ambassadorships, to broadcast opportunities, publishing, podcasting and everything in between, our clients are at the heart of everything we do.”

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