Celebrating Diversity and Empowerment: Speaking at People Like Us Event at BT Group

In a world where diversity and inclusion are at the forefront of meaningful change, it’s essential to celebrate amazing organisations like People Like Us.

This award-winning not-for-profit is on a mission to uplift and support professionals from Black, Asian, Mixed Race, and minoritized ethnic backgrounds within the fields of media, marketing, and communications. Last night, I had the honour of speaking at a People Like Us event hosted at the BT Group office in Aldgate, and it was a night to remember.

Who Are People Like Us?

People Like Us is not just an organisation; it’s a force of change and empowerment. Founded by two visionary brothers, Sheeraz Gulsher and Darain Faraz, People Like Us stands as a symbol of breaking down barriers and creating a strong foundation for genuine inclusion in the workplace. Their mission extends beyond their personal journeys; it encompasses the transformation of entire industries and the promotion of equitable pay, regardless of heritage or industry.

The Essence of the Evening

In pictures: A huge thank you to Sheeraz and the incredible People Like Us team for having me speak last night at BT Group to an audience of around 130 people. Such great energy and so many wonderful people in the room.

The evening was a testament to the incredible energy and diversity that People Like Us brings together. Surrounded by approximately 130 people, the atmosphere was electric. It was heartwarming to see so many inspiring individuals from various backgrounds gathered in one room.

The night was a celebration of empowerment, where inspiring stories were shared to commemorate the achievements of professionals like us in the fields of media, communications, and marketing. It was a reminder of the progress we’ve made and the potential for even greater accomplishments.

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My Journey: Overcoming Challenges and Finding Purpose

It was an incredible opportunity for me to discuss my podcast, HER Power, and share my personal journey. I spoke about overcoming challenges and trauma, finding purpose, and unlocking my full potential. The audience’s engagement and enthusiasm were truly remarkable, making the experience all the more memorable.

Leroy Brito brought the energy as the MC for the evening.

I’d also like to express my heartfelt appreciation to PR Gurus Shaline Manhertz and Kristianah Fasunloye for connecting me with People Like Us and for their unwavering support.

My experience at BT Group with People Like Us was a powerful reminder of the incredible impact that diversity and inclusion can have on our professional and personal lives. It’s events like these that reaffirm our commitment to breaking down barriers, celebrating diversity, and paving the way for a more inclusive and equitable future.

As we move forward, let’s continue to support organisations like People Like Us, who are at the forefront of creating positive change in the world. Together, we can empower one another, share our stories, and inspire the next generation of leaders. Thank you, People Like Us, for leading the way, and I’m excited about the journey ahead.