Showing the POSSIBLE to our young girls is an overarching aim of our organisation.
We’re incredibly excited to see the return of the I’mPOSSIBLE conversation youth edition take place at the House of Commons in partnership with Diane Abbott MPs ‘Black Women Mean Business’ and supported by Ernst & Young Black Employee network and ImP convo alumni, Margaret Casely-Hayford. This is all taking place on the afternoon of September 4 with a stellar line up:
POSSIBLE girls and young ladies from secondary school upwards are invited to come along and experience being inspired by seeing others like them and hearing their journeys. If you’re interested in sending a group or a young lady along to this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 12 noon on Wednesday, August 27. For some, this will take place during school time so they will need permission to be absent to attend the event, parents/carers/guardians are able to escort the girls during the event also.
is a 25 year old, God fearing woman who at the age of 17 started her own hairdressing business called ‘HoneyHand’, which now consists of two hair salons in east and south London.
Raised in a single parent household in the heart of east London, Balogun is characterised as a strong willed visionary. She is currently working hard to expand her brand HoneyHand further.
is a YouTube star that created her channel as an outlet to share her passion for all things fashionable and beautiful. The channel started out as a random post here and there while she was a student, but in Late 2011 she began taking it more seriously and ensuring that her quality of execution and interaction with subscribers was at its very best. In a few short years Patricia has grown her channel from 4k subscribers to over 400,000.
In her words:
“I’m a sister, a daughter and a wife and have been ableto get my family and friends to be part of the journey, my sister and husband are often behind the lens helping me, it’s always good fun working with them.
I love to travel and have been to many different countries within Asia over 4 times, I am especially a fan of the food – it always draws me back.
I wouldn’t call myself daring but I don’t mind putting myself in situations out of my comfort zone, I hate heights but recently I travelled to Malta and did my first abseil, it was super scary but I love to try things I don’t think I can do.”
has amassed a wealth of experience in industry through work at Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers. Most recently Anne-Marie has set up the award-winning social enterprise “Stemettes” which is inspiring the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics roles through panel events, hackathons and exhibitions.
She is also a board member at Inspirational YOU and the Urban Development Music Foundation and a Fellow of the RSA as well as an advisor to the European Union on digital matters.
has filmed two series of Youngers on E4, playing the series lead, Davina Foster. She is currently filming a recurring guest star on Homeland series 4 alongside Claire Danes and Rupert Friend.
Television credits include BBC film drama My Murder, directed by Bruce Goodison and a guest lead in Casualty on BBC 1. Before that she had a role in The Westrbidge at The Royal Court Theatre and filmed HBO comedy, Documental, directed by Justin Theroux. Shavani trained at Identity Drama School.
Lisa Bent (host)
is a qualified counsellor, TV and Radio Presenter, Blogger and founder of Self-Central.
Lisa entered the media industry as a TV presenter in 2003 having interviewed Lemar and went on to co-host live and pre-recorded topical and lifestyle shows, quickly becoming known for her straight to the point views, wit and smile. Whilst working for Black Filmmakers (BFM) as a presenter on movie review show Rollin’, she clinched interviews with Danny Boyle, Jennifer Hudson, Mark Wahlberg and Cuba Gooding Jr to name a few, both on and off the red carpet. She also facilitated Q&A sessions with directors within The British Museum and The British Film Institute for BFM’s yearly International film festival.
Becoming more and more interested in peoples stories beyond their media personas, Lisa decided to re-enter further education in 2006 and trained to become a counsellor. In 2009 she created her award nominated blog Deeper than Twitter, intertwining her psychology knowledge to provide greater depth and perspective to the raised issue. Lisa graduated from Greenwich University in 2010 with a First Class BA (Hons) degree and quickly realised that the skills and techniques she had learnt transcended beyond the counselling room, which led to Self-Centralbeing created in 2011. In the same year she became one of the winners of The Future 100 Awards, an award sponsored by Ernst and Young highlighting people who are considered to be social entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Lisa now produces and presents her own radio show ‘Self-Central’ on Colourful Radio every Sunday 10:00am -13:00pm. Self-Central means to embrace and accept who you are, in order to be all that you are; her aim is to awaken and inspire through the air waves by playing music with meaning, discussing interesting topics, hearing inspiring stories from guests and nudges from leading life coach, motivational speaker and author Rasheed Ogunlaru.
Who we are is central to everything, though different mediums Lisa continues to nudge people into their own self-exploration; strengthening, empowering and transforming from the inside-out.
This is an invite only event with open spaces for POSSIBLE ladies of secondary school upwards with their escort. Please email email@example.com no later than 12 noon, Wednesday, August 27 to be a part of Her-story.