Meet Leadership Consultant Grace Owen

Grace OwenGrace Owen is the Director of Grace Owen Solutions, a London based leadership consultancy committed to developing global leaders.

Founded in 2003, Grace Owen Solutions has worked with over one hundred organizations, developing thousands of leaders from across four continents.

In addition to running her consultancy, Grace is a published author and the founder of African Diaspora Kids, an initiative designed to develop the next generation of African Diaspora leaders.

In 2014 Grace was selected by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce as one of their African Diaspora Changemakers in the United Kingdom. Continue reading

Meet Posh Beauty CEO Ruth Yakubu

 

Ruth Yakubu Posh BeautyRuth Yakubu is the founder and CEO of PoshBeauty.com, an indispensable app for securing beauty appointments, tracking the latest beauty tips, earning rewards and more.

With a loyal following of 19,000 fans just on Twitter alone, PoshBeauty.com is headquartered in Los Angeles and employs a team of ten.

Why did you decide to start Posh Beauty?
Ever since I was a little girl, I loved beauty and fashion. Whenever we visited my aunt, who was a hairdresser, I used to enjoy sitting for hours watching her style women’s hair.

Even as I grew into adulthood and began working in the technology industry, I was still intrigued and maintained a fascination with the beauty industry. I also saw a need for a centralized solution for salons to find clients and employees, and for clients to be able to find tips and advice.

So, I decided to connect my love for technology and beauty to start PoshBeauty.com. Continue reading

Join us on August 6 in London
Octavia Goredema MBE

Octavia Goredema MBE, Twenty Ten Club founder

Join us on August 6 for a London networking event designed to accelerate women entrepreneurs in the tech industry.

Twenty Ten Club founder, Octavia Goredema MBE, is a featured panel speaker at the event, following on from her recent article for The Guardian addressing diversity in the start-up tech sector.

Navigating the Tech Maze: a qLegal Workshop for Women Entrepreneurs

Thursday August 6, 2015
6.30pm-8.30pm
WeWork
1 Fore Street, Moorgate, London, EC2Y 5EJ

The event features networking, refreshments and a panel of speakers, including legal experts and female founders at tech start-ups from across the capital. Continue reading

Remembering Amma Rose

Amma Rose at my farewell lunch in London

I first met Amma Rose on February 23, 2010. We were attendees at a conference for female led startups. I remember being super excited that the conference had a crèche and I had attended with my plus one, my baby daughter. In between popping back and forth to check on my baby I had the good fortune of sitting at the same table as Amma, her good friend Vanessa and a lovely lady named Cay. Continue reading

Meet Christina Moore

Calodema Media

Christina Moore is the director of Calodema Media. Headquartered in London, the British startup works across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to create communication strategies and programs for businesses.

Prior to launching Calodema Media earlier this year, Christina worked at the BBC as the digital business development manager for BBC World Service and Global News. Continue reading