Join us for our second event in Leeds where you will hear from some of the people from Yorkshire who are using their careers and passions to make a positive difference to the community.
We cannot deny that there is still a “glass ceiling” that limits the success of black professionals in the UK, this is usually caused by factors such as discrimination, stereotyping, unconscious or conscious bias to name a few.
Our panellists will share their own journeys on how they managed to break bias in their respective sectors and give advice on how to recognise and manage our biases in day-to-day settings.
Drinks and Light bites will be provided!
3 Key Takeaways
- Understand how to recognise and tackle the “glass ceiling” issue, who it affects and why it is a problem
- Get insights and advice on how to build a successful career
- Network and build professional and personal relationships
Bolu Fagborun – Managing Director and Former Professional Rugby League Player
He’s the Managing Director at Fagborun Limited – A provider of executive coaching and consultancy specialising in leadership both for emerging talent and executives. He challenges himself to be the most energetic, enthusiastic and engaged person in every room.
Bolu has other local and international business investments including sports delivery program, 60 acre Nigerian farm, landscape gardening and courier company.
He is one of the sports voices on the West Yorkshire Mayor / combined authority culture, heritage and sports committee, working on the first ever West Yorkshire Majors pledges to the 2.3 million people in this region.
Dr Joy Ogbemudia – Senior Lecturer and Researcher
Dr Joy Ogbemudia is a Senior Lecturer and a researcher in the Leadership, Governance and People Management subject group at the Leeds Business School, Leeds Beckett University. A prolific academic with a BA in English Language, MSc in Human Resource Management and a PhD in Women’s Studies. She specialises in Strategic Human Resource Management, Gender and Migration studies, and Equality & Diversity Management, teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students.
Joy started her career as an English teacher in Nigeria before migrating to the UK. She worked as a HR Consultant after completing her MSc in Human Resource Management, before going on to complete her PhD at the Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York.
Moreen Siziba – Director and Registered HealthCare Manager
Moreen, 42, moved to Bradford in 2002 from Zimbabwe where she trained as a nurse at university whilst also working part time as a carer and raising a family.
Throughout her career she felt, as a black woman, she had to work twice as hard to be accepted as part of a team, despite being fully qualified.
Regardless of her passion and being outspoken, her ideas were never implemented.
This motivated her to quit her job and set up her own company that would allow her to provide care she was so passionate about. She opened her own practice, Arch Healthcare in Leeds, and now employs 25 people.