Are you African, wanting to learn and be inspired ahead of 2017 or perhaps willing to connect with new contacts? Why not join us in a free and safe environment to connect in an evening full of inspiration and sharing.
We believe there are some members of our community that will thrive and succeed should more opportunities be available to them. Opportunities such as those presented by a good reference, an internal sponsor, a mentor or a coach, fairly affordable development programmes, exposure presented by holidays etc. Where these adults take the opportunities and succeed, children therefore born to those families will most likely be spared of a poor life.
We are therefore very excited to invite you to our next FREE networking event which hopes to bring together givers and receivers for the purpose of improving the life chances of black Africans living in UK.
Past events provided opportunities for some to learn and develop skills, meet new connections who have helped with jobs, mentorship, advices and more.
This time, key note address by:
TUNJI AKINTOKUN, DIRECTOR, CISCO AFRICA RESPONSIBLE FOR MID-MARKET SALES AND PARTNERSHIPS
Tunji is a Director at Cisco Systems, the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. He is responsible for a sales division covering Africa for its mid-market customers and also Partnerships across the continent. Based in London he has teams based in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco and South Africa.
He is the founder of the award winning social enterprise, “Your Future Your Ambition”, which aims to provide experiences and opportunities to schoolchildren and students from diverse backgrounds in pursuing careers in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by connecting them with blue-chip organisations.
Tunji resides on several boards and councils including Teach First, Grant Thornton and Raise Tech. He is also a non-executive of the multi-national digital marketing company, Regital. A multi-award winner, this summer Tunji had the honour of being a Torchbearer at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.