POSITIVE ROLE MODELS TO FOLLOW
Debra Ruh is an American business woman and advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities. Debra’s firm Ruh Global IMPACT consults with Corporations, Governments, UN Agencies, Academia and NGOs on disability inclusion, digital inclusion, Tech4Good, and the UN SDGs.
Frederick Joseph is a New York Times bestselling author. He was recognized for the International Literacy Association’s 2021 Children’s & Young Adults’ Book Award, is a 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list-maker for marketing and advertising, an activist, and philanthropist with over 10 years of marketing experience.
Karuna Nundy is an Indian lawyer who specialises in human rights litigation. She has battled in some of India’s most divisive and challenging cases. Nundy was cited by an Economic Times jury as being ‘famous in the corporate world for her expertise in commercial law’.
Vicki Broadbent is an award-winning blogger, filmmaker and broadcaster. Her bestselling book Mumboss (UK)/ The Working Mom (US/ Ca) is an invaluable guide on how to survive and thrive at work and at home. helping parents to build digital businesses that are well paid, flexible and rewarding.
TEMI MARCELLA AWOGBORO
Temi is a leading investment professional with over 15 years of experience in developed and growth markets across sectors including technology, healthcare, and financial services. She is the Co-Founder & Partner of Kairos Angels and Magic Fund.
CLARE SMYTH MBE
Clare is the first and only British female chef to hold three Michelin stars. She is the owner of three Michelin-starred Core by Clare Smyth in London, and the Oncore by Clare Smyth in Sydney. Previously she worked for nearly 14 years as Chef Patron of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
Helen is co-founder of career development consultancy Amazing If and co-author of the Sunday Times #1 bestseller ‘The Squiggly Career’. She's helping LinkedIn members and organisations succeed to make work a better and happier place for everyone.
As co-founder of career development consultancy Amazing If and co-author of ‘The Squiggly Career’, Sarah knows that our careers have become far less predictable, and far more 'squiggly'. She's helping people succeed to make work a better and happier place for everyone.
Sonya is an award-winning entrepreneur and content creator using LinkedIn to build communities that challenge the narrative around diversity and inclusion - primarily by enabling and empowering women and underrepresented groups to succeed in the world of work.
Martyn is the co-founder of The Purple Goat Agency, a disability and inclusion marketing agency and one of the UK's most influential disabled people. He’s helping LinkedIn members and companies connect with the needs of the disabled community to transform the way everyone works and contributes.
As an angel investor and founder of Black Girl Fest, Nicole wants black businesses and black business owners to get the credit they deserve. She’s using LinkedIn to connect with young people and underrepresented communities to help equip them with the tools they need for professional success.
Andrew is on a mission to end job search misery. Having been through an unexpected redundancy himself, he now helps jobseekers on LinkedIn navigate the ever-changing job market, overcome setbacks, and give people the confidence they need to ace those big moments in their careers.
Dasha Kennedy is the creator of the award-winning financial advocacy group The Broke Black Girl. As a digital community leader and financial activist, she provides culturally competent and relevant financial literacy resources to over 70,000 African-American women to combat the racial and gender wealth gap.
Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche is America's favorite personal financial educator! A New York Times Bestseller (Get Good with Money), an NAACP Image
Award Nominee, and the first Black woman to grace the cover of Money Magazine solo, Tiffany is a trailblazer in the personal finance space.
Katy Leeson is the Managing Director of Social Chain. Since her appointment, Katy has made the Northern Power List, been shortlisted for Northern Power Women’s Transformational Leader award, and become an IPA Women of Tomorrow finalist.
KAREN BLACKETT OBE
Karen is CEO of GroupM UK, the world’s leading media investment company and is also Country Manager of WPP UK, the world’s leading marketing communications organisation. In 2018 she was appointed the Race Equality Business Champion by the UK Prime Minister.
Vanessa became publishing director of British Vogue in 2018 - the first female publisher in the brand's 105 year history and the first person of colour in the role in the history of the Condé Nast publishing house. Regularly cited by Powerlist as one of the UK’s Most Influential Black Britons, she was appointed MBE for services to the media industry in 2016.