Bebe was born Abimbola Akinsanya. At 10, her mother died suddenly and being the eldest of 12 children, her childhood was effectively over as she struggled to be a mother to her siblings while furthering her education.
From a young age it became clear that public speaking was her gift. She joined the debating team in her school, going on to win debates at national level.
During her A levels, she was made Head Prefect at her exclusive school for girls and went on to study English Language and Literature at University. There she wrote plays for her faculty that were staged and most memorably wrote and starred in a monologue about the seedy life of a prostitute that brought the house down. She was the first female to be voted into the Students Union of her university.
She went on to Study law obtaining an LLB.
A pivital point in her life was after suffering many years of infertility, going on to give birth to a son who was later diagnosed as being severely autistic. Grappling with an illness she did not understand, being petrified of the present and fearful of the future and not knowing where to turn, she made a decision that though this was clearly a comma in the life of her and her family, she would not let it become the full stop.
Having had to leave her job to care for her son, she started a company from home that provided bespoke employment law advice to SME’s and individuals.
In recent years she has founded Black Businesses, a networking group for black professionals with strong emphasis on integrity. She is the current President of the group.
Bebe provides a number of training courses on Public speaking skills, is a highly sought after speaker, a legal adviser specialising in Employment Law, and Master of Ceremonies.
Learn more about Bebe at her website.