Andrea Levy is an award winning novelist in London

Andrea Levy is an award winning novelist in London

Hat tip: Euromight In 1948 Andrea Levy’s father sailed from Jamaica to England on the Empire Windrush ship and her mother joined him soon after. Andrea was born in London in 1956, growing up black in what was still a very white England. This experience has given her an complex perspective on the country of …

Women Enterprise and Procurement and reception in UK Parliament

Women Enterprise and Procurement and reception in UK Parliament

Tuesday 20 April 2010, Panel 5pm for 5.30pm start/ Reception 7.15pm-9pm House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW If Women Business Owners were their own country, they would be the 5th largest GDP in the world.* Most of their businesses are small and medium sized enterprises (SME) which find it difficult to access public sector contracts. …

Colleen Harris – Crafting Issue-Based Communications Messages in the UK

Colleen Harris – Crafting Issue-Based Communications Messages in the UK

Colleen Harris is a trailblazer in the dynamic world of public relations and communications in the UK. Here is a really brief breakdown of Colleen Harris’ background and accomplishments: Colleen is a portfolio executive with substantial communications expertise. Colleen held a senior communications position at 10 Downing Street, the 1st Black woman to work at …

Zina Saro-Wiwa: A triple threat in the UK

Zina Saro-Wiwa: A triple threat in the UK

Zina Saro-Wiwa is a triple threat: filmaker, writer and musician. Zina is the founder of AfricaLab. AfricaLab is a production company dedicated to changing the way the world sees Africa through visual media, principally film and art. We produce films and run contemporary art projects that are explicitly designed to populate the world with fresh …

Alexandra Burke, X Factor winner with #1 Christmas song in UK

Alexandra Burke, X Factor winner with #1 Christmas song in UK

Alexandra started singing around the house when she was just 5. At 9 years old she sang on stage in Bahrain with her mother, one of the singers from ‘Soul to Soul’, and the audience loved her. From that moment onwards she was hooked on performing. At the age of 12 years Alexandra entered ‘Star …

Patricia Sellers,  Legal Advisor for Gender Related Crimes and Deputy Head of the Legal Advisory Section, Office of the Prosecutor, UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, International Criminal Prosecutor, Special Legal Advisor to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Independent Legal Expert