Staff and students from Regent College London heard about Excellerate Black Futures, an organisation which aims to support and elevate young black students, graduates and professionals early in their careers in this event.
In this talk, co-founders Bukola Bayo-Yusuf and Winnie Annan Forson discussed their career journeys and shared tips on:
- how to be the CEO of your own career and build a flexible plan
- the value of great relationships and learning from mistakes
- the importance of confidence when planning for career success
Winnie Annan-Forson is an award-winning Vice President in the Financial Services industry and is passionate about creating inclusive and equitable spaces for under-represented groups. She is a Black British Business Award and We Are The City award winner for championing talent in the Financial and Professional services industries.
Bukola Bayo-Yusuf has spent nearly two decades in HR and has held a variety of roles, ranging from early careers talent acquisition, graduate development, performance management and more recently as the senior Human Resources Business Partner for a FTSE company. She has won several awards from the ‘Recruiting Diverse Talent’ award from Race for Opportunity in 2014 to more recently the ‘We Are The City Award’ for HR and Recruitment in 2021.
22nd October 2021
Journeying Out of Your Comfort Zone
Tosin Jack is the Commodity Intelligence Manager at Mintec, the world’s leading independent provider of global food pricing data and analysis. She leads a team of commodity intelligence experts in analysing market data and the impact of critical events on prices. With over thirteen years of experience in her field, Tosin has been responsible for generating insights across a wide range of markets within the food and beverage supply chain.
In this talk, Tosin shared the challenges and successes she has encountered working in her industry. She also discussed the role of resilience has played in her career and how she has managed to push herself out of her comfort zone.