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Inspiration shared: The I’mPOSSIBLE conversation, February 8, 2012

Jan 16 / 2012 12:00AM

After the huge success of the first I’mPOSSIBLE conversation in June which showcased a few of our amazing British women of colour such as Angela Ferreira, Bonnie Greer OBE, Angie Le Mar, Charlene White and Precious Williams.  I’mPOSSIBLE is back in 2012 and the first event is on Wednesday Feburary 8th at 6pm.  The event set the bloggosphere alight with coverage from Clutch, Arise Magazine, MyGlobalHustle, Deeper than Twitter, MadNews, MusingsofOndoLady and TheLalaReport.  Feedback was overwhelmingly positive from the panellists and audience who were there, take a look at what they had to say:



Our line-up of panelists are by the very definition; inspirational:

 Margaret Caseley-Hayford

Having built up a formidable 20-year career as a city lawyer; Casely-Hayford was the first Black female to be  made partner of a city law firm in the UK.  She is now company secretary and chief legal head of Waitrose and  John Lewis and is an undisputed leader in the UK law sector.




 Michelle Gayle, actress and author Michelle Gayle

is one of the rare people who have crossed over from child star (Grange Hill) to adult success as ‘Hattie  Tavernier’ in Eastenders and then went on to sign a record deal with BMG achieving six top 20 hits and selling a  million records with Sweetness’, being the biggest.  Gayle has also had various roles in film and theatre and has  recently branched into writing; she released her first book; ‘Pride and Premiership’ in May 2011.




 Rev Rose Hudson-WilkinRev Rose Hudson-Wilkin, chaplain to the Queen and speaker of the house of commons

was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica and ordained deacon in 1991 then ordained into the priesthood in 1994.  She presently serves as a priest in Hackney and in 2007 was appointed as a Chaplain to Her Majesty the Queen.  In 2010, she became the first (Black) female appointed to the position of the 79th Chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons. In this role she leads the daily prayers in the House of Commons and carries the responsibility of pastoral care of both the MPs and staff of the Palace of Westminster.   Rev Hudson-Wilkin is seen as a leading contender to become one of the Anglican Church’s first women bishops.


Dr Uchenna Okoye, offical dentist of '10 Years Younger' and clinical director of the London Smiling Dental Group Dr Uchenna Okoye

is the clinical director of the London Smiling Dental Group and the official dentist of the Channel 4 TV    programme; ’10 Years Younger’.  As a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine she is also a board member of  the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and also on their Accreditation Committee.  She was voted Vogues’s  ‘hottest new dentist’ and was one of only three recommended UK Dentists in Tatler’s Cosmetic Surgery Guide.  She runs three busy London practices in Harley Street, Goodge Street and Gloucester Road and has set up the  UCAN foundation with her husband; Dr Chidi Ngwaba, a medical with its aim is to mentor disadvantaged kids  and help them achieve their best.


Samantha Tross, consultant orthopaedic surgeon  Samantha Tross MBBS, FRCS, FRSC Ed, FRCS Ed(Tr& Orth) 

is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in treating conditions of the Hip and Knee.  She is the first  Black female in her field to become a consultant in the UK and also one of 5% of female orthopaedic consultant  surgeons practicing in the UK.  Tross uses her experience to mentor aspiring surgeons and would love to see  more women consider a career in Orthopaedic Surgery.



The I’mPOSSIBLE. conversation is a series of intimate events staged in central London where a panel of British women of colour, from all walks of life, come together, to share their stories on the theme of ‘how I became POSSIBLE.’  It’s a purely inspirational and empowering event which gives a platform for British women of colour  an opportunity to share their journey on how they became POSSIBLE. with no interruptions or apologies.


Tickets are available via eventbrite and cost £25.

The I’mPOSSIBLE. conversation
Wednesday February 8, 2012
6pm – 9pm

Pearson plc
80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL
Tickets: £25
Enquiries: or call 07405 138 000

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Comments (3)

I’mPOSSIBLE founder appears on Vox Africa TV’s ‘Shoot the Messenger’ with Henry Bonsu | i-am-possible / February 9, 2012 /

[…] On Sunday February 5; founder of I’mPOSSIBLE; Simone Bresi-Ando appeared on ‘Shoot the Messenger’ programme on Vox Africa, Sky channel 218 (UK) to talk about her goals with the social enterprise and the series of events she holds called ‘the I’mPOSSIBLE conversation‘. […]

Margaret Casely-Hayford tells us why she’s part of the conversation | i-am-possible / February 3, 2012 /

[…] February edition of the I’mPOSSIBLE conversation supported by Pearson plc. is part of a series of intimate events staged in central London where a […]

Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin tells us why she’s part of the conversation | i-am-possible / February 1, 2012 /

[…] Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin; the first Black female chaplain to the speaker of the House of Commons, took time out of her busy schedule to answer our questions on  being a panellist for the February 8 edition of the I’mPOSSIBLE conversation. […]

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