Inspirational YOU, in partnership with London South Bank University, is organising a celebratory event to mark 100 years of International Women’s Day. The event will take place at London South Bank University on Saturday 26 March 2011.

The half day event at LSBU will offer an exciting and unique opportunity for participants to be coached by some of Britain’s top entrepreneurs. This event is ideal for aspiring entrepreneurs or those who are considering their career options.

Speakers from Cosmopolitan, Pearson Publishing, Goldman Sachs, The Independent, Sony Music and ITV as well as successful business leaders and young graduates will help attendees develop winning ideas. This is a great opportunity to start a successful business from scratch, network with leading figures in the business and media communities, develop your interview techniques and inter-personal skills, and learn how to spot that all important opening.

Inspirational YOU ( is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation that empowers and supports women and young people. Students are invited to network, discuss their options and learn about the courses available at London South Bank University.

Inspirational YOU aims:

  • To empower students, leaders and entrepreneurs’
  • To further promote enterprise in women and young people
  • To widen participation in further education
  • To provide a platform for attendees and exhibitors to network
  • To connect with professionals and like-minded individuals
  • To provide information, advice and guidance to attendees

The event will also provide small and new businesses with the opportunity to gain exposure, exhibit their work and network at this exciting niche event. Inspirational YOU will showcase a range of ethical traders and independent designers, accessories, books, jewellery, stationary, and home ware.

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March 2011 Workshops

13:00pmSeven seconds to make a first impression – Tanesha Westcarr (Styling Says)60
13.30pmAlternative Routes into Journalism – Joanna Abeyie (Cosmopolitan Magazine), Rodney Hinds (The Voice) and Matilda Egere-Cooper (The Independent) Hosted by Sherry J Bitting60
13.00pm How to start and grow your business – Laurence Sofowora (Business advisor)60
13.30pm Succeeding in the entertainment industry – Sade Salami (MD of Fresh Strawberry), Alex Boetang (Island Records) and more.60
14.00pmI am young and I am winning – Wale Yusuff (Driver’s Edge), Michael Maris (Actor), Dwain Jackson (2nd Year Marketing student at LSBU / American Football Team Captain/ Founder / Youth Mentor and motivational Speaker), Amifa Tholley (Graduate from Cambridge University). Hosted by Richard Kuti (Founder of YBS & Head of LSBU Student Union)60
14.30pmIdentifying the leader in YOU – Mbeke Waseme (Change Coach and Trainer)60
14.30pm Leading ladies – Women who are raising the bar Annemarie Dixon-Barrow OBE (Head hunter, Chair of Diverse Leaders Green Park Interim and Executive Resourcing), Nike Jonah (Arts Council), Jasmine Dotiwala (Director at ITV), Archna Sawjani (Entertainment journalist and founder of Punchbowl Blog) and Rhoda Wilson (TV presenter).90
14.30pm A career in publishing and how to get published – Lynette Lisk, (Commissioning Editor Pearson Publishing)60
14.30pmHow to get into law and succeed – Learn from some of the UK’s legal professionals – Hosted by Garry Green (Barrister), Courtenay Griffiths QC Denise Stephenson (Solicitor & Partner) and more.60
15:00pmThe importance of fitness and a busy lifestyle –        Bella-Marie Ltd ( and
15:00pmBehavioural aspects of learning (supporting our children) – Tracey Campbell (Advanced skills teacher in behaviour management)60
15.00pm Running a successful social enterprise –Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa (MD of Catch 22 Magazine)60
15.00pm (1) Finding the job you WANT (Personal solutions) (2) Relaxation & stress relief      (Using EFT) – Zhana (Transformational growth consultant & radio presenter).90
15.00pm A career in Investment banking – Hamet Aguemon (Goldman Sachs) and more.60
16.00pm What do men REALLY think? (Tips on how to break the glass ceiling and have a work /life balance) Mr Play (Entrepreneur, DJ/Presenter, Events Marketing/Mgt Consultant), Christopher Childs (Tailor – Maurice Sedwell on Saville Row), Abu Bundu-Kamara (UK Diversity Manager at Pearson Plc), Francis Arkhurst (Pharmaceuticals Consultant) & Mervyn Lyn (VP Sony Music hosted by Garry Green (Barrister).
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