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ustwoTALKIES & People of Creativity host: A Black History Month Celebration
Tue, October 18, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM BST
Join us for the first Black History Month Celebration co-hosted by People of Creativity.
We'll be stepping away from the typical diversity-in-tech conversation, instead taking a moment to highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of those dominating their respective fields.
On the evening we'll have inspirational speakers, a thought-provoking Q&A session and delicious afro-carribean food & drinks.
Our speakers on the night are as follows:
Richard Cummins: Platform Solutions Consultant
As a Platform Solutions Consultant in Google Technical Services, Richard is responsible for the technical relationship of the largest advertising clients and/or product partners. Working closely with sales teams to Identify, develop, and optimise the new business opportunities and develop warm client relationships by leveraging Google products and technologies.
Florence Adepoju: Founder and cosmetic scientist at MDMflow
Florence Adepoju, a 25 year old BSc Hons Cosmetic Science graduate from the London College of Fashion, who saw a real gap in the market. Florence Adepoju decided upon graduating to live out all her dreams now and create the brand she always wanted. MDMflow lipsticks are in the hands of MDMflow girls worldwide with retailers in London, Paris, LA and as far as Australia
Andre Anderson: Designer and creative facilitator
Andre is a London-based designer and creative facilitator. From the ages of 18-23, Andre has written and self-published six books about creativity, the arts and it’s effects on society. He has worked with the likes of Adidas, Nintendo, Red Bull, Yale and The Guardian. He has also been featured by Dazed & Confused, SBTV, Creative Review and BBC Radio 4.
Melanie Eusebe: Chair of Black British Business Awards
Passionate about uncovering role models and inspiring a new generation of exceptional black business leaders, Melanie founded the Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards) in 2013 to reflect the outstanding achievements and contributions of black business people to the economy.
Melanie’s days are spent as a management consultant with over 17 years international commercial business experience, specialising in strategic transformation initiatives for leading global brands.
Emem: UX Designer and Use Acquisition Specialist
Emem basically helps businesses to solve problems and make money. She has a Sales and Business Development background in traditional media before moving into online advertising then working for number of tech startups. Emem is an Ada's List and TLa Africa committee member and IDF London's local lead.
People of Creativity highlights, celebrates and connects young creatives of colour. Through events, mentoring and workshops we aim to stimulate a larger conversation around lack of ethnic diversity within the creative industry.
ustwo is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people’s everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversityat our company. We believe diverse teams help us make better products and actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, stories and backgrounds. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development.