This is not about hair: empowering BAME women through enterprise

This is not about hair: empowering BAME women through enterprise

This is not about hair: empowering BAME women through enterprise

This is not about hair: empowering BAME women through enterprise

WEP Southwark are holding a panel discussion and Q&A at Peckham Palms on 19 February.

Panellists include:

  • Alae Ismail - Alae is committed to innovating brands and businesses with a passion for Africa. Between 2012-2017, she ran an online store called 'Styled by Africa', bringing together contemporary Made in Africa fashion and celebrating African culture and diversity. Alae has now joined Imperial College London - Enterprise Lab as Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager, running programmes to support women led founders to build their entrepreneurial and leadership skills.


  • Reya El-Salahi - our host - Reya is an award-winning British news and current affairs presenter, reporter and journalist working in TV, radio, digital media and live events. As a professionally trained broadcast journalist Reya’s diverse career has ranged from travelling internationally to conflict zones as a documentary filmmaker for the BBC, to contributing to one of the world’s most listened to current affairs radio shows and podcasts This American Life.


  • Korina Holmes - Korina was born in Chester to an exuberant, Windrush generation Barbadian father and a softly spoken, idealistic (Northern) British mother. When she moved to Brixton after university, she experienced a unique, vibrantly diverse area that reflected what she valued most from her multicultural upbringing. Korina is a Women's Equality Party candidate, Windrush Action volunteer, Ted X speaker, retail lawyer, single parent and above all, intersectional feminist.


  • Zina Alfa - Zina is an award-winning producer and founder of the mobile app UnBeweaveable Hair. She created the app because she was unhappy with not only the asymmetric information regarding afro hair but terrible experiences many black people had whilst in salons and for those who were disabled, no home service at all. Her interests involve race-related issues, inequality, and discrimination. After facing hair discrimination herself and seeing our society use hair as another form of oppression, she started the petition to end Hair discrimination in the U.K. which has now attracted over 75k signatures.
February 26, 2020 at 7:30pm - 10pm
Peckham Palms
Peckham Palm Arcade Unit 1-14 Bournemouth Close Peckham Rye
London, England SE15 4PB
United Kingdom
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£5.80 GBP · Purchase tickets

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