We are looking forward to our annual Movement to Work CEO Summit tomorrow Wednesday 24th February hosted by our celebrity MC June Sarpong OBE. Delighted to be joined by such a talent who is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the creative industry.
June Sarpong OBE; TV Presenter, Diversity Expert & Award-Winning Author
June has enjoyed a 20-year career in which she has become one of the most recognisable faces of British television. June began her career on radio at Kiss 100 and later became a presenter on MTV UK & Ireland. Her move to Channel 4’s T4 made her a household name.
June hosted 2005’s Make Poverty History event and presented at the UK leg of Live Earth in 2007. In 2008 she hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in front of 30,000 people in London’s Hyde Park. She has also interviewed and introduced some of the world’s biggest names including HRH Prince of Wales, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and George Clooney.
She has worked extensively with HRH Prince Charles as an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, whilst campaigning for The One and Produce (RED). June was awarded an MBE in 2007 for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her one of the youngest people ever to receive the award. June was later awarded an OBE in the 2020 New Years’ Honours List.
June is the co-founder of the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise). This acclaimed conference has featured leading speakers including Sarah Brown, Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan, Queen Rania, Nancy Pelosi and Iman.
After living in America for eight years, June returned to the UK in 2015 and is now a regular panellist on Sky News’ weekly current affairs discussion show, The Pledge.
June is also an author of three award-winning books: Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration, The Power of Women, and The Power of Privilege.
June will be joined by further special guests and appearances from:
Special guests, speeches and appearances include:
○ Mims Davies MP, Minister for Employment
○ Jack Parsons – UK’s Chief Youth Officer and Award-winning young entrepreneur and CEO of the Youth Group
○ Sam Meakings, Job Coach at the Department for Work and Pensions
and MtW Youth Ambassador
○ Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE, award-winning comedian, actor and television presenter and Prince’s Trust Ambassador
○ Russell Kane, multi-award-winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter and Prince’s Trust Ambassador
○ Olly Benzecry, Chairman Accenture UKI and MtW Chair
○ Sam Olsen, Movement to Work CEO
Representatives from many of our employer and charity partners.