‘If time was measured in heartbeats’ | Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE

Note: Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE is one of our Power Listers.

Yvonne has spent over 30 years working in the communications industry. During this time she campaigned for minorities, small business owners and closest to her heart, race and women’s equality in the workplace, especially the boardroom; work for which she received a CBE and two honorary degrees.

Having spent 15 years being the only woman on a board with nine men, at Choice FM (the UK’s first legal black music radio station, now Capital Xtra), and other boards, she experienced at first-hand how lonely being at the top can be for a woman.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.


Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015

Theme: The important role of women in national development

Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Time: 6.15pm – 9.30pm

Venue: Radisson Blu Vanderbilt Hotel, 68-86 Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BT


Leisha Beardmore – A Sustainable Development & Human Rights Adviser at the United Nations, Gender Consultant for the Hague & the Department for International Development (DfID)

Amina Salihu – Co-Director Nigerian Women’s Trust Fund

Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE – President of the European Federation of Black Women Business Owners and Author of 7 Traits of highly successful women on Boards

Bola Fatimilehin – Head of Diversity at the Royal Academy of Engineering

Admission: £8 in advance/a limited number of tickets will be on sale at the door £10.

All guests must pre-register to attend.

Register online HERE.

Men and Women are welcome to attend