Joanna Abeyie

Founder and CEO of Hyden/ Joanna Abeyie Consultancy

London, United Kingdom
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About me

“I’m driven by the passion to see real and lasting change. My mission is to continue to steer the diversity agenda and create a more inclusive environment in creative industry for people from a myriad of ethnicities and backgrounds. From the boardroom, all the way down to entry-level.” Joanna’s social campaigning has seen her gain a seat on the NUJ’s Black Members Council, a role on the Board of Director’s for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, The Media Council, Investor in People and the board of advisers for Ghana-based leadership and upskilling initiative Cedi Street. She has also been a judge for awards including Audio Production Awards, Professional Publishers Association New Talent Awards, Royal Television Society Awards to name just a few. Joanna’s TV work stands out in that it will decidedly be away from the worlds of showbiz and entertainment, but instead the purpose of her content will be not primarily to entertain, but to educate and inform. This strategic mission to create, lead and inspire, in tandem with Joanna’s ambitions for Hyden, reveals a visionary approach. So what’s next for Joanna Abeyie? “I feel that I have a social responsibility to keep campaigning for change. I am passionate about helping individuals achieve their full potential regardless of background. My ultimate goal is to facilitate social change through my work.” LinkedIn: Twitter & Instagram: joanna_abeyie List of awards: Nubian Times MBC Winner For Contribution To Media Nubian Times Media, Business and Community Awards October 2013 Women4Africa Media Professional Of The Year May 2013 Precious Awards Best Social Enterprise Business 2012 Best Print Journalist GUBA AWARDS 2011 Powerful Media's Future Leader 2010/11 Black British Business Awards Rising Star in Media & The Arts Nov 2014 Future Of Ghana Under 30 Pioneer, ME FIRI GHANA March 2015 Excellence in Diversity shortlisted nominee Excellence in Diversity Awards - The Diversity Group November 2015 Positive Role Model nominee National Diversity Awards 2015 Diversity Champion Excellence in Diversity Awards 2015 Diversity Champion Award The Excellence in Diversity Awards March 2016 FIPP Rising Star Award 2017 Federation of periodicals and publishers TVC Leaders List 2017 TV Collective Top BAME Leaders

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  • Recruitment
  • Social Awareness
  • Diversity

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    Work history


    Managing Director


    Oct 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Hyden recruit diverse senior leadership talent in the media and creative industries to allow you to build a more innovative and successful business. We deliver bespoke practices for your company designed to meet your exact talent requirements and enable diversity in your organisation. Our established network of partners allows us to provide previously hidden and under-utilised talent. We offer a comprehensive end-to-end customer service ensuring you have the resources to receive personalised on-boarding processes and pre and post placement support.