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By millyjshoes, Apr 2 2017 06:08PM
As a speaker for schools, I was contacted by St Mary's High School in Croydon to help inspire 130 teenage girls. My first impression was my amazement at seeing only 9 white faces in the sea of expectant faces. It certainly wasn't a diverse school in terms of ethnic diversity.
St Mary's is considered an inner city school and is headed by a remarkable priciple who prides herself on offering her students other avenues in which to take their lives. Hence my invitation. I am always thrilled to do occasions such as this, as in my opinion, it is the schools such as these that need the inspiration to break free from routes that many would think are already set for them.
By millyjshoes, Oct 21 2016 10:36AM
I was very humbled when I was approached by Inspiring the Future to visit one of Cambridge's most deprived schools. Having seen my bio, they thought that what I had to offer through a presentation and workshop would benefit the pupils.
What was inspiring for me was meeting with some forward thinking members of varying industires, including Professor Dame Athene, the renowned physician who led her own presentations, among over notable guests.
The children and staff were incredibly appreciative and as always, I was honoured to have some part to play in helping shape future choices.
By millyjshoes, Aug 16 2016 01:53PM
With a long vetting process, I am pleased to announce that I have been chosen by UK'S leading Speakers for Schools as one of their new speakers!
Inspiring through the very key importance of individuality and mutiple potential areas, my work will involve talks, workshops and activities that will cover not only footwear, but tech to music!
If you'd like to book me to share my story with your school or establishment, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
You can now view my profile here!
By millyjshoes, Mar 16 2016 03:40PM
International Women's Week saw a wonderful night of inspiring talks and canapes at St Francis' College in Letchworth.
A private girls' boarding school, celebrating International Women's Day through a series of guest talks including ones from Brita Fernandez-Schmidt the UK Director of Women For Women, Wendy Smith, Paralympian and myself!
Our stories all tied in together so effortlessly, despite this not being deliberate!
A truly memorable night filled with members of the public, parents, students and the press. The school kindly saying my talk and singing were both exceptional!
By millyjshoes, Nov 17 2015 03:11PM
Rona Fairhead and Pinky Linali CBE *Photo courtesy of Patel MBE
I was honoured to be invited as a member to the exclusive, Women of the Future Event held at the Canary Wharf, JP Morgan head quarters. To be surrounded by highly influential and inspiring women was a true experience. Hosted by Pinky Lilani CBE DL, with a talk by the BBC's, Rona Fairhead who recieved a Woman of the Year Award. The canapes weren't bad either! Find out more here http://lopapatel.com/rona-fairhead-named-woman-of-the-year-2015/
By millyjshoes, Oct 16 2015 03:00PM
Yesterday saw a host of leading women gather at the upmarket, Banking Hall for the 9th Annual Precious Awards. Inspiring women across STEM, activisim, Leadership and the arts were honoured. Created to form role models for our future women. Endorsed by the Prime Minister, Baroness Amos and a host of other influential names.
Eternal's, Kelle who is now a woman in business won the leadership award and past winner, Apprentice's, Bianca Miller was there to give her story along with a new Apprentice contestant!
Me, I was thrilled to have gone home with the prestigious, Outstanding Woman in the Creative Industries Award! Issued by Barclays Bank, The British Library and Credit Suisse!
Thank you to Foluke for founding such inspirational awards.
Receiving my Award
Outstanding Woman in the Creative Industries
Apprentice Star and Eternal Girlband Star
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