Inspirational YOU – Educate. Connect. Empower. Saturday 31st March 2012


Inspirational YOU supported by Birkbeck returns for our first conference of 2012. 

We have another stellar line up of speakers who will inspire and motivate you throughout the day. 

This is an exciting and exclusive occasion for participants to be coached by some of Britain’s top speakers, and leading entrepreneurs from the Guardian, ITV, Ernst and Young, CNN, The Mirror, Deloitte and PwC


Birkbeck, University of London, Main Building, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7HX             

on Saturday 31st March 2012 from  11am – 6.00pm.

Who should attend?

This day is ideal for Social Entrepreneurs, students, graduates, business leaders, those in Law, Art, Emerging markets, Science, Journalism, Marketing, Media, Sport, leadership, aspiring entrepreneurs or those who want to be supported. 

Everyone is welcome.

Maximum workshop booking = three.

Workshops and seminars

The ART of being black (History of art seminar)

  • David Neita (Barrister and Poet)

Seven seconds to make the right impression

There is a business in everyone

  • Denise Rawls (PR specialist and MD of Strange Fruit Greeting Cards)
  • Darkwah Kyei-Darkwah (Stylist, Designer & Writer)
  • Hakeem Stevens (Marketing Consultant)

The Business of Sport

  • Rodney Hinds (Sports & Features Editor at The Voice newspaper),
  • Carina White (Sports Consultant)
  • Christopher De’Haney (Head of Sports Sponsorship at Trinity Mirror Group PLC)

Leading ladies

(Senior professionals inspire and share their journey as part of International Women’s Month)

  • Marielle Legair (Corporate Finance PR Manager at Deloitte)
  • Matilda MacAttram (Director – Black Mental Health UK)
  • Dr Eyman Osman (Science Education and Research Consultant- Molecular biology and Genetics Specialist)
  • Hannah Musisi (Business Development Manager, CNN International, Turner Broadcasting)

Leading men

(Successful and senior men give hints and tips on breaking the glass ceiling)

  • Tyrone Edward (Director at Ernst & Young)
  • Andy Woodfield (Partner, Leadership Coach, Head of International Aid Development Consulting and UK Partner Lead for GLEE @ PwC)
  • More TBC

Succeeding in Law

  • Stephen Akinsanya (Barrister at Old Bailey Chambers),
  • Brendon Christian (Director at Christian. The Law Firm),
  • Jonathan Deverill (Partner at DMH Stallard LLP)
  • Janet Latinwo (Local government Lawyer)


YOUr impact in the media

Meet and hear from media professionals who will give tips and insights into the industry.

Learn how to influence and rise to the top.

Emerging markets – Entrepreneurship and economic development in Africa

  • Julian Bongo, MIF, MSc (Risk & Investment Analyst),
  • Kofi Fosu
  • William Wonga (Founder of Pier Noir, an International soft drink production & distribution Company)

The benefits of higher education and tips to get a 1st Class degree

  • Annette McCone (Acting Head of Widening Access and Retention),
  • Ly Ossenyou (Birkbeck 1st class law graduate)
  • Nathan Ghann (Founder of First Class Graduate Network and Analyst at Ariadne Capital and Entrepreneur Country)

I am young and I am winning

  • Kanja Sesay (NUS black student’s officer)
  • Anne-Marie Imafidon  (Director at Avisami & Business Analyst at International Investment Bank)
  • Celeste Houlker  (Editor of Live Magazine)
  • Camara Fearon (Singer and Musician)
  • Tobi aka Triple O  (Gospel artist and Mobo award winner)

The power and influence of Science

  • Dr Eyman Osman (Science Education and Research Consultant- Molecular biology and Genetics Specialist)

Info:       / 07545 156 111

Twitter:          inspirational_u | #IYMarch2012

Tickets:           FREE to University of London (ULU – University ID required) 

                        £5.00 to those not studying at University of London.

Please note that you can not book more than 3 workshops.

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