2011 – A Year in Review

Now that we’re in touching distance of 2012 I wanted to wish everyone a very happy New Year and take a moment to say “thank you!” to all of the Twenty Ten Club members, our supporters and everyone who follows our blog.

2011 has been a special year for the Twenty Ten Club. Our members participated in our first ever teen mentoring evening at St Matthew Academy in Lewisham in May. In July we introduced our Interview an Entrepreneur school programme. Following that, in November the Twenty Ten Club supported a Global Entrepreneurship Week event hosted by the Government Department of Business, Innovation & Skills and MOSAIC to promote youth entrepreneurship.

The stand out highlight however has been the opportunity to share the inspiring stories of all of the entrepreneurs who have taken part in our weekly feature interviews over the course of the past year.

Over 80 Black female business role models have been showcased on our blog to date. In case you’ve missed any, here’s a recap of this year’s interviews. Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy reviewing the past year’s entrepreneur profiles as much as I have.

Daniella Genas, Aspire4u

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE & EDUCATION
Jessica Elliott, J’s Dance Factory
Daniella Genas, Aspire4u
Vanessa Sanyauke, The Rafiki Network
Charlene Wilkinson, I-dentity
Lisa Nicole Bell, Inspired Girls International
Adwoa Agyemang, Ghanaian Londoners Network
Rachael Williams, We Girls Rock
Claudine Reid MBE, PJ Community Service
Kay Oldroyd, Black Youth Achievement
Deida Massey, Reel Beauty

Fatima Wesson, Lovebrown

CULTURE, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
Naomi Fletcher, The Cultural Group
Angela Asieba, Nubia magazine
Barbara Campbell, Barb Wire
Fatima Wesson, Lovebrown
Yemisi Mokuolu, Hatch Events
Ola Laniyan Amoako, Urbantopia Books
Abi Laditan, Brides of Culture

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Atiti Sosimi, Distinctly Different
Mimi Traore, Nubian Events
Natalie Lawrence, Natalie Lawrence Photography

Natalie Lawrence, Natalie Lawrence Photography

Deonne Grant, Unique Dream Weddings
Ronke Ige, Bread + Butter Communications
Cay Moore, Cay Moore Associates & Cay Moore Events Management
Naomi Fletcher, The Graphic Store
Karen Campbell, Shiloh PR
Griselda Togobo, AWOVI Consulting
Myrah Caesar, AddVantage Save
Lisa Newton, Boogles
Seyi Olusanya, Cedar Events
Cheryl Pullins, Women’s Entrepreneurs Mentor
Alexia Lenoir, Alexia Lenoir Designs
Adwoa Agyemang, Precise Marketing Solutions

Camille Johnson, Pink Ribbon Lingerie

LIFESTYLE & CONSUMER
Juliet Jackman, Juliet Jackman Illustrations
Camille Johnson, Pink Ribbon Lingerie
Leah Samuel, TeyaLilly
Cynthia Akinsanya, Delights by C
Denise Rawls, Strange Fruit

BEAUTY
Tasha Dixon, Blackfingers
Eryca Freemantle, celebrity make-up artist
Ronke Ige, Emi & Ben
Salem Ayesha, ROOT2TiP Haircare Solutions

Ronke Ige, Emi & Ben

FASHION
Zoe Huskisson, Style Elite
Samantha-Jane, Fabryan
Joy Odunsi, Potential U
Tamu Thomas, Kenema
Misan Odutola, Asotodun
Margaret Kadi, Project Sierra Leone
Remi Ray, Trapped In A Skinny World
Lola Adeshigbin, Agnes and Lola
Abenaa Pokuaa, Ohema Ohene
Denise Brown, Don’t Judge Me
Natasha Leslie-Badu, Splash Styling
Samantha Clarke, Zukuri UnLtd
Adwoa Agyemang, Fawohodie Designs

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This post was authored by Octavia Goredema, founder of the Twenty Ten Club and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

The Twenty Ten Club is an award-winning social enterprise designed to connect, inspire and support Black female entrepreneurs. You can also find Twenty Ten Club on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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