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Leading figures in the legal sector and diversity champions from government, business, the arts and academia, including Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE, Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales and a member of the House of Lords, Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, Founder of Europe’s first BAME Orchestra and Professor at The Royal Academy of Music and Dame Jocelyn Barrow DBE who was instrumental to the creation of the Race Relations Act 1968 will be speaking at the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture & Scholarship Awards 2017 hosted and sponsored by The University of Law. Dr Miranda Brawn Founder and CEO of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation to help increase diversity across the workforce will give the diversity leadership lecture.

The event will take place on Saturday, 21st October  2017 from 10.30am to 5.00pm at The University of Law, Moorgate campus, 2 Bunhill Row, London ,EC1Y 8HQ.

This is the brainchild of  business, legal and diversity leader Dr Miranda Brawn – named one of the City’s top 30 most influential women by Brummell magazine and the Financial Times top 100 Global BAME Business Executive – the event will cover a number of diversity issues affecting business and society today with a particular focus on:

  • Increasing race diversity within the UK workforce
  • Discussing other forms of diversity such as gender, LGBT, age, disability and social mobility
  • How can the next generation of BAME leaders help to close the diversity gap

Speakers at the event include:

  • Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE, Shadow Attorney General for England and Wales and a member of the House of Lords
  • Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, founder of Europe’s first BAME Orchestra - Chineke! Foundation and Professor of Double Bass Historical Studies at the Royal Academy of Music
  • Dr Miranda Brawn, multi award-winning diversity leader, barrister, investment banker, board director and founder and CEO of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation. Alumna of The University of Law
  • Patrick Vernon OBE, social commentator, political activist, film maker and publisher
  • Nathaniel Crowley, LGBT Lawyer and Associate at White & Case LLP
  • Ricky Benjamin, rapper and banker at TSB Bank.
  • Jacqui Gavin, leading trans right activist and transgender Civil Servant for the Department of International Trade.
  • Dame Jocelyn Barrow DBE, Patron of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation

Eight of the best and brightest BAME prospects will be awarded scholarships at the event to help them pursue their academic studies. The scholarship will consist of funding, mentoring and work experience. Partners include Hogan Lovells, The Prince’s Trust, Lambeth Council, Cancer Research UK and Ark Burlington Danes (Grenfell) Scholarship.

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