Norton Rose Fulbright is delighted to host the "Race to progress" panel event to celebrate Black History Month. This promises to be an insightful and thought provoking discussion around how we can make progress on addressing inclusion for black people in the corporate sector.
Host and panel moderator, June Sarpong MBE has been a familiar face on British TV screens for over two decades, currently appearing on the Sky News debate show the Pledge and author of “Diversify” a book examining the challenges of excluded groups from the various diversity strands which proposes strategies for greater inclusion. June will open the panel with an introduction to herself and allow panelists to introduce themselves, this will be followed by a moderated discussion and audience Q&A.
The panel will include:
Reggie Nelson is mostly recognised as the young man who went “from East London to the City.” Reggie has a positive uplifting story of what can happen when determination and self-belief meet opportunity. Click here to see what Reggie did, how he met his mentor Quintin and the impact of their mentoring relationship. Reggie is currently a Graduate Analyst at Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM) rotating across Client Business and Investments, Group Chair of the ACCA Emerging Talent Advisory Group, Founder of K3D – a social mobility enterprise, and is a youth mentor for one of the largest youth networks in the UK.
Quintin has worked in the Investment Banking and Asset Management industries for over 35 years in London, New York and Boston. Most recently he was Global Head of BlackRock’s Active Fixed Income and Equity businesses and responsible for almost $1 trillion of assets under management. Since building his portfolio as an independent non-executive Director over the past few years, Quintin now has more time to travel with his wife - especially to visit their son who lives and works in New York. He also lectures periodically at London Business School, undertakes extensive pro bono work, and, when he is really lucky, gets small acting parts in his daughter’s latest comedy web series.
Elizabeth is a marketing manager and co-author of the bestselling book, Slay In Your Lane. The cultural impact of her first (co-authored) book saw her recognised with a Marie Claire “Future Shaper” award in 2018 and in the same year listed in the Evening Standard's annual list of London’s most influential people who make a difference to London life. This year, she was recognised by Channel 4 CEO Alex Mahon as a woman “Redefining the Creative Industry.” Elizabeth also writes a monthly column in the Financial Times focused on issues in the workplace, and notably how race intersects with your experiences.
We will close the evening with drinks, canapes and networking.
Please note this event is for Norton Rose Fulbright clients and employees only.
Please RSVP by Friday, 5 October 2019.
We hope to see you at the event.