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Movers and Shakers

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Movers and Shakers | Grace Francis | DramEd

Grace Francis is the founder of DramEd, a company that creates creative educational experiences for families and children. DramEd celebrates performers and aims to play a significant role in making space for performing arts in childhood education. The company incorporates DramEd Educators, which deliver classes that teach core subjects through performing arts. Since launch they…

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Movers and Shakers | Tendai Chagweda

Tendai Chagweda is the founder of  Quest4Success , a company that teaches people and businesses to market themselves effectively online using social media, Alongside this, Tendai also uses vision boards to help people determine their purpose and set personal and professional goals to accomplish their dreams. Three years ago she launched Inspiring DJs which teaches…

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Movers and Shakers | Tokunbo Koiki | Founder, Tokunbo’s Kitchen

Continuing our series of profiles of women of colour making their mark in business and across industry. Tokunbo Koiki is the founder of Tokunbo’s Kitchen a pop-up service that offers people from diverse cultural backgrounds a chance to experience delicious and nutritious home-cooked Nigerian food. She launched the business in 2015. What drove you to start your own…

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Movers and Shakers | Dr. Tilean Gordon | Founder of Dr Tilean

Continuing our series of profiles of women of colour making their mark in business and across industry. Meet Dr. Tilean Gordon Dr. Tilean is a Chartered Psychologist and Behaviour Change Expert for business leaders, entrepreneurs, creatives and other high-achieving professionals. She uses her expertise in psychology, mindset and behaviour change, to show driven, ambitious, soul-inspired people how to reach…

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Movers and Shakers | Gurjeet Moore | Manager, Financial Crime Compliance Oversight & Advisory

Continuing our series of profiles of women of colour making their mark in business and across industry. Meet Gurjeet Moore;  Manager, Financial Crime Compliance Oversight & Advisory at Santander UK as well as Network Chair of Santander’s BAME network. Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial…

Movers and Shakers | Kymberlee Jay | DoodleDirect

Kymberlee Jay is the founder of DoodleDirect www.doodledirect.com an animation production company that creates powerful marketing messaging and stories for brands. What drove you to start your own business? I started my own business to allow me to do what I love whilst being able to pay my bills. I enjoy the challenges that running a business…

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Movers and Shakers | Tash Pennant | Tash Pennant Consultancy

Tash launched Tash Pennant Consultancy a company that helps people connect with brands and organisations from the inside out. The business specialises in internal communications and employee engagement. www.tashpennant.co.uk What drove you to start your own business? I always wanted to own my own business, it was an aspiration of mine. What was your career path…

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Movers and Shakers | Yasmin Ali | Engineer

Continuing our series of profiles focusing on women of colour in industry.  We speak to Yasmin Ali, a chemical engineer. Briefly describe your current job responsibilities After 7 years in various engineering roles at E.ON, I very recently resigned to seek new opportunities and pursue some personal goals. I am passionate about engaging the public…

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Movers and Shakers | Flavilla Fongang | MD | 3 Colours Rule

Continuing our series of profiles of successful women of colour in business, leadership and work. Flavilla Fongang is Managing Director of  www.3coloursrule.com  a creative branding agency and online fashion styling academy. She set up the business ten years ago.   What drove you to start your own business? 3 Colours Rule was originally born as a…

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Movers and Shakers | Ama Ocansey | Legal Counsel | BNP Paribas

Ama is currently Senior Legal counsel at worldwide investment and retail bank, BNP Paribas London, in their Corporate Investment Banking Legal department, working on Eurobond financing and debt restructuring transactions with a focus on advising sovereigns, corporates and banks in emerging markets. Briefly describe your current job responsibilities I am a lawyer in the Corporate…