June Sarpong

June Sarpong

Director of Creative Diversity, BBCLondon, United Kingdom
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June Sarpong

June Sarpong

Director of Creative Diversity, BBCLondon, United Kingdom
About me
June has enjoyed a 20-year career which has already seen her become one of the most recognizable faces of British television, as well as being one of the UK’s most intelligent and dynamic young hosts. June is a media phenomenon and is the only host of her generation that is equally comfortable interviewing politicians, celebrities and members of the public. June has also taken on the world’s most challenging live audiences, hosting 2005’s major Make Poverty History event in London’s Trafalgar Square and presenting at the UK leg of Live Earth in 2007. In 2008 alongside Will Smith she also hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday celebrations in front of 30,000 people in London’s Hyde Park. June has worked extensively with the Prince's Trust for two decades and also campaigns for The One, Product (RED) and the United Nations. She was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) on the Queens 2007 new years honours list for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her one of the youngest people to receive an MBE. June is the Co-Founder of the Women:Inspiration & Enterprise. WIE first launched in NYC in 2010 and then in the UK in 2012 and has featured leading speakers from a gamut of industries, previous speakers include: Sarah Brown, Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan, Queen Rania, Nancy Pelosi, Iman and many more. June is co-host of Sky News’s flagship weekly current affairs show “The Pledge”. She is the author of “Diversify” and “Power of Women” both are published by Harper Collins and currently out on nationwide release. www.Diversify.org She was recently appointed as the BBC’s first Director of Creative Diversity, she assumes the role in Nov 2019.
Projects
  • Britain Is Changing. It’s About Time The Media Did Too
    Britain Is Changing. It’s About Time The Media Did TooRead the full article in the The Huffington Post here
  • About Diversify
    About Diversify
  • Diversity with June Sarpong: why are people living with disabilities overlooked by business?
    Diversity with June Sarpong: why are people living with disabilities overlooked by business?The author of 'Diversify' examines the disability employment gap. She highlights how people living with a disability have to fight just to get on a payroll before the campaign for equal pay can make true progress.
Projects credited in
  • International Women’s Day 2020, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industry
    International Women’s Day 2020, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryAt The Dots, International Women’s Day isn’t just a day – it’s a whole month! A time to take over the site and shine a light on the women and non-binary people redefining the creator landscape. For #IWD2020, we asked industry leaders to nominate the trailblazing women and non-binary people they think will redefine the creative and digital industries over the coming years. The list we’ve put together is one that beams with brilliant, talented people and their dedication to positive change. Book
  • Top 50 companies to work for in 2021
    Top 50 companies to work for in 2021Looking to kickstart or pivot your career in 2021? We’ve put together a list of 50 top companies to work for! We formulated this list by using insights from the popularity of companies and the jobs they post on The Dots, topped off with a dash of our team’s wisdom and a good mix of brilliant charities and pro-social companies. Be sure to follow your favourites to stay up to date with their events and all-important job opportunities!
Work history
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    Director of Creative DiversityBBC
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Global AmbassadorAfriKids
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Raising funds and awareness for education projects in Northern Ghana.
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