The covi19 pandemic has left young people without enough access to education and resources to enable them to grow and develop necessary skills for the future. In that light, we have introduced our young women empowerment online summit to provide teenager girls (13 – 19) opportunity to participate in this professional discussions, guiding them with charting their career path.
We have brought together career mentors and experts to share their inspiring career journeys and answering questions from the young girls on career issues they may be struggling with.
Topic: Career Pathways
Date: 26th June 2020. Time: 6pm – 7pm (18.00hrs – 19.00hrs GMT)
This event is an online will be held via Zoom and will be recorded. It is entirely free to attend and open to anyone interested to attend. Parents may signup and attend with their wards. This event is also open to anyone from around the world if you can get online at the time. You must be registered to attend.
All attenedes will be put on audio only, you will be able to see the speakers.
Meet Our Speakers
Rachida Benamar is a speaker and founder of Rama Publishing, a stationery brand based in London. She has presented career and business talks and workshops at companies such as Uncommon, General Assembly, and WeWork.
She contributes articles as a career expert which have been featured in Forbes, Yahoo Finance and The Huffington Post.
Her stationery brand, Rama Publishing, creates products to educate and inspire customers and has stockists all over the world including Anthropologie, Papersmiths, and Moderna Museet. Rama’s designs have been nominated for top industry awards.
Rachida also mentors on a pro-bono basis for The Diana Award and is a qualified career coach with an LLM from UCL, specialising in Human Rights and Criminal Process.
Leanne Armstrong is a graphic designer and illustrator based in South East London. She creates bespoke designs for businesses and individuals including flyers, logos and business cards and has illustrated many children’s books.
Leanne, known as Leanne Creative, also produces her own range of greeting cards and gifts featuring portraits of black and Asian people and celebrates them like royalty.
Through bright and modern designs, she aims to empower and inspire by representing those who aren’t always seen in the mainstream gift industry.
Leanne has spoken about her work on many platforms including BBC Radio London and she writes regular blogs about the need for more positive diverse representations in the media and creative industries.
Stephanie Okoye is a freelance creative producer and director’s assistant to Leonn Ward, a DJ and founder of Girls Like Us, a community organisation that runs school programmes for young black women, which aims to educate the girls on topics around intersectionality, inequality and oppression. But also most importantly, give them an introduction to the tools on how to learn to understand themselves with a focus on emotional intelligence.