June Sarpong

Director of Creative Diversity, BBC

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
-

Projects

Projects credited in

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.

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Sky

    Sky

    • Television
  • BBC

    BBC

    • Television
  • United Nations

    United Nations

    • Social Enterprise
  • Financial Times

    Financial Times

    • Publishing

Work history

Currently

Director of Creative Diversity

BBC

Oct 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

Currently

Global Ambassador

AfriKids

Jan 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Raising funds and awareness for education projects in Northern Ghana.

Currently

Oct 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Award-winning book, lecture series and workshops on social, moral and economic benefits of diversity.

Currently

Co-Host of The Pledge

Sky

Jan 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Weekly current affairs panel show.

Currently

Advocate and Stakeholder Partner

United Nations

Jan 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I have worked with various UN agencies, such as: OCHA, UN Women, The Secretary General's Office, UN Office of Partnerships, the ITU and the ITC.

2016

Co-Founder

WIE UK

Mar 2012 - Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • WIE is a place for women to connect and support each other. I'm very proud to be a part of such a great network of women.