Equity Evening Speaker: Jessica Huie MBE

Date: 27 March 2019
Venue: Bristol Business School, Frenchay Campus
Venue Location: https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/about/visitus/campusmapsandinformation/frenchaycampus/frenchaycampusmaps.aspx
Time: 17:00-19:30


Equity evening speaker event representing the best of Britain's BAME talent, with keynote speaker Jessica Huie MBE, entrepreneur and author.

Jessica Huie MBE is an entrepreneur and the author of 'PURPOSE: Find Your Truth and Embrace Your Calling'. In this keynote speech Jessica will share her incredible journey and cover themes from her book.

Biography

Jessica enjoyed a glittering career as a journalist and publicist and has worked with some of the world's biggest stars and business people, including Samuel L. Jackson, Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland & Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.

Twelve years ago Jessica launched Color Blind Cards, a multi-award winning multicultural greeting card company which drove an early conversation around the importance of ethnic representation in retail and became the first independent brand to secure a high-street presence for black cards.

Jessica grew up in a council estate, was expelled from school with four GCSEs aged fifteen and became a mother aged seventeen.

Labelled one of Britain's Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs by the Evening Standard. Jessica runs monthly workshops at The British Library for small and micro business owners keen to raise the profile of their brand with integrity. In 2014 Jessica was honoured with an MBE for entrepreneurship and her contribution to diversity.

Currently a voice of Max Factor's 'Beauty with Depth' campaign, Jessica works one-to-one with female entrepreneurs through her company JHPR to propel their purpose driven brands.

In 2016, when Jessica's father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, for the first time in her life she stopped doing and became present. Her first book, PURPOSE, evolved from the profound space between life and death in which she found herself as a carer for her beloved father.

In Purpose, Jessica invites us to reconnect with who we are beneath the layers of roles, titles and belief systems. Our experiences and social conditioning determine the narratives we hold about ourselves and our lives, and in an era where so many of us define our identity by the title on our business card, Jessica promises that "stripped back is where we meet ourselves."

Programme

17:00 - 18:00 Registration, Refreshments, Exhibitors & Networking

18:15 - 19:00 Equity presents Jessica Huie

19:30 Close

Registration

Please register for this Jessica Huie event.

Accessibility

If you are planning to attend this event and have any access requirements or would like details on venue accessibility please e-mail us at raceequality@uwe.ac.uk.

This evening speaker and networking event is open to all, for upcoming evening networking events please take a look at the Equity events diary. If you have any questions please e-mail raceequality@uwe.ac.uk.

Cost: Free
Contact: Noor Nixon
Telephone: +44 (0)117 3284634
E-mail: raceequality@uwe.ac.uk

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