Webinar — 16.10.20
The Power of Privilege with June Sarpong
A charity fundraiser for Women Supporting Women
June Sarpong MBE has one of these careers that we can all envy for its breadth across many different platforms and covering both light and serious subjects. From T4 presenter to a regular host and interviewer for events such as Mandela's 90th and Tony Blair’s election campaign, committed ambassador of the Prince’s Trust, founder of an influential women's network, author of three award-winning books, and most recently the fascinating job of director of creative diversity at the BBC. None of this came easy but June is a force to be reckoned with, and also a force for good as demonstrated by her most recent role and book titled 'The Power of Privilege', a smart and digestable manual on how white people can challenge racism.
We love this recent quote from June “I didn’t and I don’t have the luxury of being mediocre, or the luxury of people assuming my opinion is valid because of the package I come in. I’ve always been doubted – I didn’t go to university, I’m not Oxbridge-educated, but I never allowed that to bother me, because I’ve never believed that is the only sign of intelligence. What I do know is that if somebody has hired me – even if they consider it the diversity hire – I know when I get there that I can do the job. I’m not doubtful.”
Join us on November 16th when we'll chat to June about how she traversed such an extraordinary career and vitally what we can all do to improve diversity in our workplaces. All proceeds will go to the Women Supporting Women campaign at the @princestrust. Women Supporting Women are an incredible organisation who work to help nurture, empower and inspire young women to build their own futures through employment, self-employment, education or training.
Monday 16th November 2020
6pm to 7pm