Tue, 31 Oct|
NatWest Accelerator Hub
TAG Network Midlands presents In Our Shoes Panel Discussion celebrating Black History Month in association with NatWest
In celebration of Black History Month 2023's theme 'Saluting Sisters'
Time & Location
31 Oct 2023, 18:00 – 20:30
NatWest Accelerator Hub, 2 St Philip's Pl, Birmingham B3 2RB, UK
About the Event
Celebrating Black History Month 2023, TAG Network Midlands presents In Our Shoes in association with NatWest
Our Networking & Panel Discussion event 'In Our Shoes' chronicles the individual journeys through the lens of black women as they share their paths to success, their challenges, their perspectives, their pivotal moments in life, the value of acknowledging trailblazing women who achieved greatness and set the standard, as well as the importance of supporting fellow women.
The panel discussion will be led by TAG Network Midlands Founder & CEO, Denise Morris and will feature panel guests;
Karen Bailey, Karen is the Principal Solicitor of Bailey Wright & Co. She set the practice up in June 1996. She was the first African-Caribbean woman to set up a practice in Birmingham City Centre. Karen is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and specialises in cases involving social services, such as care proceedings, adoption proceedings and applications for contact with children in care.
In addition, Karen's extraordinary fight for justice on behalf a whistleblower who took on the might of the UN was immortalised in a best-selling book called 'The Whistleblower' which also inspired a movie starring Rachel Weisz and Vanessa Redgrave.
Tara Attfield-Tomes, PR and events expert with a passion for people and making a difference. As a female entrepreneur with over 16 years’ experience in the industry, working both agency and client side, she leads multi-award-winning EAST VILLAGE., a PR agency with a strong vision for creating a more inclusive landscape for underrepresented founders in the tech sector.
Tara champions diversity within the creative industries, as well as paving the way for women in business. She sits on the Soho House ‘Cities Without Houses’ Birmingham committee; is part of Ethical Equity’s Angel Group, helping underserved founders become investment-ready; and is a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board for The Agency Collective. She was a founding member of BPFS Black Leaders Network, which brought together Black leaders throughout lockdown, and she’s now part of TAG Network Midlands’ Women in Leadership Committee.
Tara is also a mentor for Soho Mentorship, and the Help To Grow scheme.
Namywa Hutchinson, is a music industry artist & songwriter, is the founder of GIRL GRIND UK CIC. With nearly a decade of music industry experience, working with communities of young people, women and teen girls, LGBTQ groups and adults living with multiple physical and learning disabilities, Namywa brings a welath of knowledge to her role as founder of GGUK.
Namywa is a visionary leader who is determined to make a difference in the industry by amplifying the voices of marginalised women and girls and supporting creative entrepreneurs to reach their full potential. To her credits, Namywa was one of 25 Black British Musicians supported by HELP Musicians & MOBO Awards, as well as being one of 51 artists funded by the 'Sustaining Creativity' from PRS Foundation, Spotify, and Girls I Rate in 2020.
Kishma Bolaji, is a Senior Associate at CL Medilaw (part of Knights plc), specialising in Clinical Negligence. Kishma is also a very proud Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Birmingham Black Lawyers with a passion for supporting law students as well as qualified solicitors to overcome obstacles and progress to senior management positions in their respective firms.
The encouragement and support she has received from the local community within law and the wider professional community empowers her to continue the mission to promote diversity within the legal profession at all levels tops every firm and practice’s agenda.
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