Be inspired by this Prince's Trust Ambassador, who is a visually impaired Graphic Designer. Coming back from the brink of suicide Tom is now creating platforms for other visually impaired creatives to showcase their talent!
Be inspired by neurodiverse entrepreneur Shazia Hussain and learn why she says being neurodiverse is her superpower!
Hear how this disabled disability champion secretly battled depression and proved wrong, all who condemned him to a life less than ordinary!
Empowerment of women in all spheres of life and in particular, entrepreneurship is Angela's passion. Hear how she equips women to break through the glass ceiling.
Donna Ali champions Black Owned Businesses in her work and also as a Presenter at Cardiff Radio in her show, The BOMB! She is also the Curator of Tedx Bute Street and Founder of COLAB!
Lady Anne Welsh is an Author, Speaker, philanthropist and a Sickle Cell Advocate who uses her Foundation Painless Universal to inspire, encourage and amplify the voices of those who experience and live with pain of any kind globally!
Roma Taylor is an EMWWAA 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and the Founding Chair of Windrush Cymru Elders. Suzanne Smart is the award winning daughter of Roma and the Founder of Positive Imprint. Suzanne is also a talented Spoken Word Artist!
Damian is a quadriplegic cerebral palsy sufferer, whose high intellect and passion to make his mark in Championing Disability has resulted in him being a celebrated Author, Speaker, government Adviser and Founder of Freedom 365!
Julian John is the CEO of Delsion, a multi award-winning People & Development consultancy that supports organisations to put equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging at the heart of their business.
I am so thrilled to be able to have an in-depth conversation with Andrew Martin, Head of Food and Drink at AMRC; Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. I had the privilege of visiting AMRC on a couple occasions on Andrew's invitation- once with the BAME cohort for the Welsh government funded project, Bridging the Gap Between Finance and Opportunity for Black Owned Businesses which has been jointly run by Maggie Ogunbanwo and I for two years. He has welcomed us at the Centre, taken time to explain how innovation can make food business more efficient, answered all our questions and continues to embrace diversity in all respects.
On another occasion I was Andrew's a guest at the launch of the #manufacturingactionplan where I met Minister for the Economy Vaughan Gething MS Cardiff South & Penarth which has led to him supporting the conference as a Speaker.
I am very grateful to have Andrew Martin as an ally.
Cllr Patience Bentu Diversity, Inclusion And Anti-Racism Partner
has a background in Politics and International Development, with specific focus on Gender and Race Equality and more broadly on Diversity, Inclusion and Representation in policy and Implementation areas. She has worked in various roles in the Public, Private and Third sectors.
Dr Sondra Butterworth PhD., MSc., PGCE., GMBPS. Community Health Psychologist / Researcher
Dr Sondra Butterworth, is and ex nurse, educator, expert facilitator and may be the only Black Community Health Psychologist and mixed methods researchers practicing in Wales.
Sondra is the Founder and CEO of RareQoL, a not-for-profit company with a mission to improve wellbeing and quality of life for diverse and rare disease communities, underserved and under-represented groups.
S4C have kindly sponsored the Education Zone and BAMEed Network which is a national grassroots voluntary network aimed at ensuring our diverse communities in Wales are represented and grow as a substantive part of the education workforce in Wales, will be leading on the delivery on this Zone.
They are on a mission to drive and sustain change in education.
There will be a focus on resources required for diversity in education, LGBTQ+ in the curriculum, Anti-racism action plan, Literature and its importance in education within the diversity context, Panel discussions, there will be the launch of a diversity and inclusion film making competition for schools and LOTS MORE!
David and Anwen Aspden
A thought provoking and enlightening discussion about Anwen being adopted, the challenges she has overcome and why she believes that supporting Adoption UK is a great way to shed light on the hidden "diversity exclusions."
David has worked in Tech since 1994 and with impressive Brands such as Bank of Ireland, Ministry of Defence and now Microsoft. David has been a partner with Anwen in their upward of £6M business in Cardiff, Stable, for 22 years.
Mastering Diversity LinkedIn Live with Conf Coordinator Hayley Dunne MIoL
Mastering Diversity LinkedIn Live with Kwamara Thompson Black Women Matter
Mastering Diversity LinkedIn Live with Anna Louise Stubbings (Bates), Beth Baldwin & Bernie Davies
My gratitude goes out to Seren Global Media.