Funke Abimbola presents The Akindolie Medical Scholarship

Funke Abimbola presents The Akindolie Medical Scholarship

Funke Abimbola, is a multi-award winning UK-based Lawyer and Diversity Campaigner committed to giving back, this time with The Akindolie Medical Scholarship program.  When she was last on our show, she was talking about her work to mentor young solicitors, through the organisation Aspiring Solicitors.  Yet she is not limited to this agenda! Coming from a medical family, Funke has expressed empathy for the recent challenges of junior doctors, and she has first-hand knowledge for…

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Financial Style – 8th Apr 2016

Financial Style – 8th Apr 2016

This week, we are inspired by Birmingham born, UN Women Ambassador & Global Champion for Women’s Economic Empowerment and a Marketing Communications Industry Entrepreneur, Charlene Laidley; and we are celebrating 10 years of #ArtMatters with the Aston Performing Arts Academy: proving that the UK’s 2nd city really is producing some fantastically talented people. With the explosive revelations of Panama Papers showing how the rich and powerful have been using tax havens to hide their wealth,…

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Charlene Laidley is Committed to Women’s Success

Charlene Laidley is Committed to Women’s Success

Charlene Laidley is CEO of The Latiénne Communications Group, founder of The FutureProof Foundation, and a founding member of The Women’s Charter for Business. A passionate campaigner for women’s rights in the UK she is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in recognition of her contribution to promoting UK excellence internationally, enterprise, and women’s economic empowerment; so it was no surprise that in November 2015 Charlene was appointed UN Women Ambassador…

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Top Lawyer & Diversity Champion Funke Abimbola on Aspiring Solicitors

Top Lawyer & Diversity Champion Funke Abimbola on Aspiring Solicitors

FUNKE ABIMBOLA FRSA SENIOR LAWYER, LEADER AND DIVERSITY CAMPAIGNER Funke Abimbola is a senior lawyer and leader for the world’s largest biotech. She is currently the most senior black lawyer working within the UK pharmaceutical industry and one of the most senior globally. A multi award winning solicitor and diversity campaigner, she has received national and European recognition for her legal and diversity work. In 2015 alone, she won the Gender Role Model award (National…

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Do you know the Power of Assuming Success?

Do you know the Power of Assuming Success?

The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘power’ as, ‘The ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way; the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behaviour of others or the course of events; a person or organisation that is strong or influential within a particular context, and to direct (something, especially a ball) with great force.’ Now just imagine that you possess this power. What does it feel like? Now that you’re…

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A Few Tips for Successful Freelancing

A Few Tips for Successful Freelancing

Growing numbers of professionals are freelancing, to either make a living or supplement their income! The money can be good, and the hours even better.  Yet, if you are new to freelancing it’s easy to make common mistakes that could cost you time, energy and money.  So here a few do’s and don’ts if you want to be a successful freelancer: Do: – Get a Mentor – this is particularly important if you are new…

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