LDC x Black Directory UK: Inclusivity + Empowerment in working life
NOVEMBER 12TH // @ 6.30 PM - 9PM GMT
On the 12th of November we will be hosting a panel discussion with Black Directory UK to round off Black History Month and to celebrate Black owned businesses.
This evening will focus on inspiration and empowerment. Hear the conversations from small business owners from a variety of industries including music, creative and tech - drawing on their own experiences and what drives them to make a positive impact. This will also be a networking opportunity and fun drinks evening to connect and have key conversations around important subjects.
The conversation will be based around navigating as a black person in the working world: common micro-aggressions in the workplace, hair politics, unconscious bias from colleagues etc. With also the possibility of touching on the under representation of black people in senior positions.
This topic first and foremost is really important as it’s a key factor in most black men and women's experience in the UK, in the workplace and inevitably plays a part in our mental health, it’s also a topic that has room for humour, discussion for solutions as well as audience engagement.
This event is also available digitally. By purchasing an online ticket we will send you a breakdown of how to tune in + what to expect. Please note the panel starts at 7pm.
What To expect:
- Inspiring panel discussion + Q&A
- Networking with fellow professionals from a range of industries
- Support independent designers + Black businesses
- Discover the best in up-and-coming fashion, accessories & lifestyle brands
6.30pm - Doors open: enjoy a drink on us!
7.00pm - Panel discussion + Q&A
8.10pm - Mingling, networking, drinks.
9.00pm - Close
Speakers - More TBA
Originally working in the Charity and Community sector, Catherine has always had a love of nature and flowers and decided to pursue how floristry could become her job.
Following a short college course at an adult education college, Catherine enrolled on a two-year part-time diploma in floristry and qualified with distinction. To hone her skills Catherine worked in the industry for another two years with top florists both in London and aboard, adding to her skills, exploring different styles and in 2015 decided to launch Floral Evolution.
Floral Evolution offers revolutionary flowers, for weddings and events, pushing boundaries and exploring the use of colour and texture to make breathtaking floral displays. Catherine is also a keen photographer and takes many images of flowers to explore the beauty in individual blooms and capture these moments.
Reji is the Global SEO Account Manager & Co-Founder of B-Digital U.K, a digital marketing platformed aimed at black people with a focus on showcasing and inspiring black talent. She is also the host of a popular talk show, Table Talk, centred around highlighting black culture and good food. As if that wasn't enough, she also co runs a podcast called 4 Elements, a sorority of four black women in London, bringing their listeners relatable content. Check out more @Rejiaku
Nel Marie Patra
Actor and creative, most recently known for her latest appearance in the TikTok commercial. Nel understands how to utilise social media as a platform and often uses it as a means to discuss race and inequality; check her out: @nelmariepatra
Firdous is a model, entrepreneur and founder of Flossy Eyewear; a sunglasses label that has been featured in the likes of British Vogue. @flossyfifi
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