Saluting Our Sisters: Black History Month 2023

Black History Month is celebrated from the 1st to the 31st of October.

This year Black History Month is highlighting the significant, and often overlooked, role that Black women have played in building communities and shaping history.

Companies and councils around the UK will focus on celebrating the pioneering female contribution to politics, music, literature, social justice, academia and more.

JLA’s next Speaker Breakfast, taking place in our central London studio on Tuesday 17th October, will join in ‘Saluting Our Sisters’, the theme of this year’s Black History Month. We have a stellar line-up of speakers and the event will be hosted by news and Mastermind presenter Clive Myrie.

Free tickets to attend either the in-person or virtual event will be available later this month.

JLA works with hundreds of thought leaders and presenters who can offer diverse perspectives at Black History Month events and far beyond.

Anne-Marie Imafidon

STEM advocate Anne-Marie was one of the youngest ever Masters graduates at Oxford, and she has continued to push boundaries ever since. Her organisation, Stemettes, has campaigned for more diversity within those subjects, seeing thousands of women and girls pursue study and careers in STEM disciplines.  Anne-Marie has hosted podcasts and written extensively on tech, founded a business incubator for teenage girls, and is a Trustee for the Institute for the Future of Work. She is the author of She’s in CTRL, and has advised the DCMS’ Digital Skills Partnership.

View Anne-Marie Imafidon’s full profile here.

Shola Mos-Shogbamimu

A lawyer by profession, Dr Shola appears regularly as a commentator on multiple media outlets, including SKY and the BBC. She is the founder of the Women in Leadership publication, a platform to drive change on issues faced by women globally, and of She@LawTalks, which promotes BAME and female leadership in the legal profession. Dr Shola’s book, This is Why I Resist, explores the UK’s deep-rooted anti-Blackness and focuses on intersectional anti-racist work, offering up a battle-cry for change.

View Shola Mos-Shogbamimu’s full profile here.

Munroe Bergdorf

Model and activist Munroe is a UN Changemaker, using her significant online presence to advocate for increased visibility of the trans community, and diversity and inclusion in general. She is a Contributing Editor to British Vogue, has walked in shows at both London and New York fashion weeks, and is the author of Transitional: In one way or another, we all transition.

View Munroe Bergdorf’s full profile here.

Olivette Otele

Historian Olivette is Distinguished Research Professor of the Legacies and Memories of Slavery at SOAS, University of London. She was previously at Bristol University, the first Black woman to be appointed to a professorial chair in History in the UK. Most recently the author of African Europeans: An untold history, she is an expert in history, memory and geopolitics, and where they intersect in relation to the colonial pasts of the UK and France. She is a past Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society and was Chair of Bristol’s Race Equality Commission.

View Olivette Otele’s full profile here.

If you would like more information on these or any other speakers, or would like to discuss an event more generally, please contact your JLA Agent or call 020 7907 2800.

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