Bloomberg UK BHM event featuring Karen Blackett OBE and Eddie Nestor MBE
October 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join the Black Professional Community at Bloomberg for the annual Power of Difference event to celebrate the Windrush generation of African Caribbean people who immigrated to the U.K. on the British ship Empire Windrush in 1948.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the first journey of Empire Windrush, which started post-war immigration into the UK and the birth of modern British multicultural society. We are proud to highlight the legacy of a generation of British African-Caribbean people who’ve helped define and shape this nation, as well as those who’ve followed in their footsteps.
Hear our panellists– descendants of the Windrush era– share their experiences and insights on where a multicultural Britain is heading.
About the Black Professional Community at Bloomberg: The Black Professional Community (BPC) is a global network of Bloomberg colleagues which, under the diversity and inclusion umbrella, promotes a collaborative and inclusive environment. Key activities include supporting the recruiting and development of black employees, raising awareness around diversity and inclusion, and engaging the wider corporate networks. The annual Power of Difference event brings together leaders across industries to engage in dialogue and elevate the conversation about diversity and inclusion across business.
18:00 Arrival & Networking 18:30 Keynote Speaker:
Paul Reid, Director of Black Cultural Archives
19:00 Panel Discussion: Moderated by Suzi Ring, Reporter, Bloomberg News
Patrick Vernon OBE, Social Activist
Jacky Wright, Chief Digital and Information Officer, HMRC
Karen Blackett OBE, Chief Executive, MediaCom
Eddie Nestor MBE, actor and comedian
20:00 Networking 21:00 Event End
When & Where
29 October 2018
18:00 – 21:00
3 Queen Victoria Street
London, EC4N 4TQ