Barbara Kasumu is co-founder of Elevation Networks, an award-winning organisation focusing on running leadership programmes getting Gen-Y into work with top firms or in setting up business start-ups. Barbara consults and speaks on participation, employment and leadership of young people and women. She has worked extensively with government departments, NGOs and various youth initiatives across Europe, Africa and the Caribbean. Barbara is a business columnist for the Telegraph's Wonder Women and part of Nokia's Remarkable Women network.
Kevin is a Partner and heads the employment team at London solicitors Child & Child. An experienced lawyer, he represents SMEs to PLCs, charities and senior individuals on the full range of employment law issues. He is a well known commentator in the international press on legal and business issues and has a particular interest in social media and its growing impact on the workplace. Kevin maintains a popular and informative website and can be followed on twitter.
Octavia is the founder and managing director of the Twenty Ten Club, an award-winning organisation designed to connect, inspire and support Black female entrepreneurs. Octavia and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in The Queen’s 2012 Birthday Honours List for her services to support Black female entrepreneurs.