An evening with the six most empowering women in the UK

Posted by VERCIDA on Jun 25, 2019 4:31:57 PM

Join the conversation with a panel of trailblazing women making waves in business

Public Relations Expert and Mental Health Advocate, Billie Dee Gianfrancesco, and Business Coach and Author of The Black Pound Report, Lydia Amoah collaborate to create an evening some of the UK’s most empowering women for an exclusive ‘Diversity is Beautiful’ panel event next month, 10th July, at WeWork, Bishopsgate at 18:00 - 20:30.

As women, we’re all beautifully diverse: from our culture to our beliefs, we all have something different and incredible to offer. Diversity has the ability to bring us together, rather than cause division; great things can happen when we collaborate, as it is a key factor for businesses and brands to grow and achieve financial success.

This one-off event will provide a positive space for women to feel empowered and united, learn how to become more confident, network and thrive in the workplace and in their personal lives.

Joining Billie and Lydia on the panel for the evening is an incredible line-up pioneering women including:

  • Lisa Francesca Nand: Broadcast Journalist, Presenter & Producer of the acclaimed ‘The Big Travel Podcast’ and Miscarriage Documentary, First Heartbeat
  • Tomi Badejoko: TV & Radio personality from the ‘Breakfast Show’ on Ben TV
  • Mel Wells: UK’s leading Eating Psychology Coach and two times Bestselling author of ‘The Goddess Revolution’ and ‘Hungry for More’,
  • Shahena Ali: Naturopath and a Naturopathic Nutritionist and BBC expert

“’As a woman I used to think my diversity was something that should kept be hidden, or something to be ashamed of. However what I’ve learnt through my career is that by embracing my diversity and the adversity that I’ve gone through, was a positive way to help me to learn to tell my story in a meaningful way. When we do, it’s possible to for women to progress and propel in their careers” says Mental Health Advocate, Billie Dee Gianfrancesco.

Each panellist will share their life stories, detailing how they built up their self-esteem, overcame trials and turned them into triumphs to become the successful women they are today.

A Q&A will take place after the panel discussion which will provide the audience with a fantastic opportunity to speak up and receive world-class advice from the inspiring panel. An absolute must for anyone ready to take the next step in their lives.

“I’ve coached thousands of women and realised that there are three fundamental qualities they could benefit from Confidence, Strength and Diversity. I’m thrilled to join this campaign of female trailblazers to support and empower women.” Host and author of the Black Pound Report Lydia Amoah.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided during the evening and each guest will receive a beautiful gift bag with £40 worth of luxury beauty products and more.


Tickets are available via Eventbrite page:




Lydia Amoah, is the Founder of Wealth in Diversity, an initiative to empower organisations, brands and individuals to embrace diverse talent in business to achieve financial growth. She is also an award-winning business coach and inspirational speaker with an expert background in leadership coaching, media and public relations.

She has more than 20 years’ experience of working with brands such as EY, M&C Saatchi, Campaign Magazine, Channel 4, Financial Times, Telegraph Media Group and University of Salford.

Lydia led The Black Pound Report a research project, conducted in June 2018 and launched at M&C Saatchi. The study explored how Black, Asian and Minority Ethnics (BAME) in the UK are represented across the advertising, marketing and media industries. The Report looks at how identity means, and how it relates to an individual’s economic status and spending in modern day Britain.



Lydia Amoah - Business Coach and Diversity Advocate, Author of the Black Pound Report


Billie Dee Gianfrancesco - Head of Public Relations at Vardags - Britain’s Top Divorce Lawyers, Mental Health Campaigner


Lisa Francesca Nand - Broadcast Journalist, Presenter & Producer of the acclaimed ‘The Big Travel Podcast


Tomi Badejoko - TV & Radio personality from the ‘Breakfast Show’ on Ben TV


Mel Wells - UK’s leading Eating Psychology Coach and two times Bestselling author of ‘The Goddess Revolution’ and ‘Hungry for More’,


Shahena Ali - Naturopath and a Naturopathic Nutritionist and BBC Expert



Topics: Gender Diversity, Women, Women's Initiatives, Business, Empowerment

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