Join Our Latest Event Today at 10.00am: Black Inclusion – Past, Present & Future

Join Our Latest Event Today at 10.00am: Black Inclusion – Past, Present & Future

Thursday 22nd October | 10.00 – 12.00 BST

Honouring Black History Month and the Official Launch of Black Leaders, this dynamic and insightful event in partnership with Auto Trader UK will feature a host of influential speakers and a powerful panel session. Not only will we explore an interesting array of topics, but we will delve into various aspects of Black History through time, celebrating Black Inclusion throughout the past, present & future.

Paul Sesay, Founder & CEO of Black Leaders has been working tirelessly to set a course for a better, more inclusive future during a time when our society has never been more divisive.

Paul said: “People across all walks of life are awakening to the inequities that have existed and persisted around them for so long, and are asking many questions. During this virtual event we hope to bring people together, educate and celebrate, and launch groundbreaking initiatives to tackle systematic barriers”.

Auto Trader UK are passionate advocates of the diversity agenda and have been working closely with Black Leaders to deliver change. Christos Tsaprounis, Head of People & Culture & Auto Trader UK, said:

Black inclusion is a priority for our business throughout the year, but every October gives us the opportunity to connect and amplify the voices of black leaders as well as allies. The presenters and panelists represent different sectors and industries, but all share a genuine desire to make a difference to black inclusion in the UK.”

The Past: Renowned social historian, television presenter and journalist Laurence Westgaph will explore Black History and celebrate the forgotten stories of some of the most influential black people through time. 

The Present: The shocking death of George Floyd caught on video in the US sparked protests all over the UK and a national debate over Britain’s history. This panel session features powerful speakers from backgrounds of community, education, charity and business, who will explore some of the issues in the UK which prompted so many to react, and what we as a society are facing today.

The Future: The time for change is now! We all have a duty to drive change and set a course for a better, more inclusive future. Black Leaders is a national community aimed at addressing the inequalities and the systemic barriers faced by black people across all aspects of society. During this segment Black Leaders will investigate what the future holds and launch groundbreaking initiatives such as the Black Inclusion Index, empowerment leadership programme for communities, and Black Inclusion Week.

‘Black Inclusion: Past, Present & Future’ is FREE to attend. To register, please visit:


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