Overcoming Obstacles as an Entrepreneur: Breaking Barriers for Inclusion

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  • Mon, 22nd May 2023 @ 18:00 - 20:30
  • 18:00 - 20:30

“Diversity & Inclusion” has become one of the most utilized terms in business, appearing throughout company values, panel discussions, and sales presentations. Despite the term’s presence, the idea of Diversity & Inclusion typically falls short of action.

A diverse workforce that is inclusive of all employees can pay dividends to new businesses.

As entrepreneurs, we we have to overcome challenges everyday, hiring, retention, aligning stakeholders etc. Founders within the BAME community may face further challenges such as the funding imbalance and opportunities for accessibility to develop a professional network.

This evening is set to delve into how hiring for diversity and inclusivity can help your business gain a competitive advantage and supporting growth in new markets.

Our panel of speakers includes:

Shezad Nawab, MBE, Co-founder of ICE Ventures -For early-stage companies with achieving and growing ambitions

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Interim Executive Director,  International Speaker and  Management Consultancy

Francis  Kelly,  Co-founder of diversity and inclusion agency, Level =

Inspired by his deaf parents and my love of sport, Francis has used his knowledge in the recruitment industry to make a difference within sporting organisations worldwide.

Seema Flower, Managing Director of training and consultancy, Blind Ambition 

Training & consultant on visual awareness and disabilities for businesses, career coach, speaker and charity trustee.

With a final speaker TBC.




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  • Written by Stuart

    Rating: 4


    Visited 7 months ago
    This was the first time I had been to one of these events. So unsure of what to expect. It was informative, enlightening and entertaining with some interesting lessons shared. Illuminating! S
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    Visited 7 months ago
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