Melanie Eusebe

Melanie Eusebe

Founder, Black British Business AwardsUnited Kingdom
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Melanie Eusebe

Melanie Eusebe

Founder, Black British Business AwardsUnited Kingdom
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Business Lady, Professor, Broadcaster, Chair of Black British Business Awards, Board Member. Melanie is a management consultant with over 18 years international business experience, specialising in strategic transformation initiatives for leading global brands. While working at IBM and EY, Melanie specialised in organisational and operational strategy, working with companies to identify strategic priorities for revenue generation and the delivery of products and services for profitable growth. The Black British Business Awards Passionate about uncovering role models and inspiring a new generation of exceptional business leaders, Melanie Eusebe started these Awards in 2012 to reflect the outstanding achievements and contributions of black business people to the UK economy. For her, these awards will challenge outdated stereotypes and most importantly, be a vehicle for economic empowerment and community partnership. Higher Education After graduating from University of Toronto, Melanie gained a Masters in Philosophy (Ethics) from Birkbeck College at the University of London. Alongside being the Chair of the BBBAs, Melanie is currently an Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School with a focus on Leadership and Management Skills. Media work She is a regular speaker, lecturer and broadcaster who is respected for her contribution to promoting business leadership skills, harnessing business talent and economic empowerment. She has delivered and participated in sessions for organisations such as Sky, BT, GE, IBM, EY, Inseec, UCL, The Guardian, Better Bankside Women in Business, Trade School Westminster and works with various schools as a mentor.
Projects
  • Q&A on Economic Empowerment at The Southbank Centre
    Q&A on Economic Empowerment at The Southbank CentreWith a gender pay gap of 13.9% according to The Fawcett Society, the difference between the average man’s income and the average woman’s is one of the clearest indications of gender inequality in the UK. It’s been illegal to pay women less than men for equal work since 1970, but discrimination remains an issue and studies indicate that women are often less confident about negotiating salaries than their male colleagues. Find out how to get a pay rise at the WOW – Women of the World festival’s practical workshop, Please Sir Can I Have Some More, led by Melanie Eusebe, founder of the Black British Business Awards, and Stevie Spring. Melanie is also an executive producer of WOW. Here she tells us why gender equality is connected to economic empowerment. What would you like to see happen for women this year? I would like for the women's movement to come together as one. Currently it’s quite fragmented in regards to race, gender, class and geography, with feminism being represented in media by one type of woman. All feminists need to personally check that we are being as inclusive as possible in our outlook. In particular, feminist leaders need to be sure that we do our best to represent all women and not just those that we are most familiar with. With true representation and collaboration, the equality movement can be the catalyst for the empowerment of all. What would you personally like to do to improve women's lives this year? I don’t think we can claim equality unless there is economic empowerment of women, and this needs to occur in many ways, from equal pay to equal opportunity. I will continue to be an advocate for women's economic empowerment and, of course, deliver my session at WOW festival with Stevie Spring, How to get a pay-rise. I would like all women to get really comfortable about their money and know the inherent value that they bring to the market, wherever they are in their lives. What one thing would you recommend people do to help create a better world for women? Come to WOW festival, of course! It truly is a celebration and even after all these years I still leave feeling inspired, with my eyes opened in all sorts of new ways. It’s for everyone who loves women and it is welcoming to all, with both free and ticketed events.
  • WoW Southbank 2017
    WoW Southbank 2017WOW – Women of the World festival celebrates women and girls, and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential.  Around the world, individuals and communities are insisting on the simple proposition that women must have equal rights and asking the question: 'Why is gender equality taking so long to achieve?' Southbank Centre's WOW - Women of the World festival is a global network of festivals which provides a platform for investigating this question. WOW 2017 speakers inc
  • 'How Role Models Can Change the World' from Red Online
    'How Role Models Can Change the World' from Red OnlineHow Role Models Can Change The World Words: Natasha Lunn October 2016 Publisher: RedOnline How Melanie Eusebe is shining a light on the black British business community When she was younger, Melanie Eusebe used to play the flute. She loved music. Then one day, she stopped playing. Why? “Because I didn’t see anyone else around me that was doing it," she says. "It was as if I had my own glass ceiling put on me.” She tells this story to explain why, three years ago, she founded the Black British
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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
  • Get career advice from It’s Nice That, Dazed, D&AD, Rankin & more
    Get career advice from It’s Nice That, Dazed, D&AD, Rankin & moreLooking for career advice? Excitingly 30+ incredible experts from across the creative industries have generously agreed to help answer your burning career-related questions. So, if you have a career question (examples below) that you’d love the best in the business to help with, just post it here on our Asks hub! Our ‘Asks experts’ include: Priya Matadeen - General Manager, Commercial, Dazed Holly Tucker - Founder, Holly & Co Alex Bec - Co-founder, It's Nice That Gemma Greaves - Chief Executive
  • This International Women’s Day 2019, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industry
    This International Women’s Day 2019, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryDiscover our 2020 list here This International Women’s Day, we’ve launched our latest ‘10x10’ – asking 10 influential industry icons to each nominate 10 trailblazing women and non-binary people who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? An incredible list of 100 trailblazers inspiring change. Our list will be accompanied by a takeover on The Dots – look out for brilliant profiles and projects on the platform as we aim to inspire, as important as ever when considering ‘88
  • Leaders with social heart: 100 creative changemakers
    Leaders with social heart: 100 creative changemakersCelebrating social responsibility is at the heart of what we do, so we've partnered with Squarespace – whose mission is to inspire people with creative ideas to succeed – to shine a light on 100 influential luminaries from art, technology, charity, design, business and more that are working tirelessly to make our world a better place. To highlight these organisations, we asked 10 creative changemakers to each nominate 10 people behind inspiring brands, products and movements with amazing social
  • This International Women’s Day, meet the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry in 2018
    This International Women’s Day, meet the 200 Women Redefining the Creative Industry in 2018Yana Peel CEO of the Serpentine Galleries since 2016. Peel is a co-founder of the Outset Contemporary Art Fund and Intelligence Squared Asia, and was CEO of Intelligence Squared Group from 2013 to 2016. Awarded one of Harper’s Bazaar ‘Women of the Year’ 2017 for her contribution to arts. Yana's nominations: Es Devlin - Stage designer Grace Wales Bonner - Fashion designer Sondra Perry - New media artist and net neutrality advocate FeiFei Li - Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence La
  • No more excuses for all male panels: here's 50 of the best women speakers
    No more excuses for all male panels: here's 50 of the best women speakersIn light of CES' 'challenge', finding enough women to fill its 2019 line-up, The Dots is shining a light on 50 women the tech conference – and any conference – would be lucky to host on its panels. In 2017, the network's founder Pip Jamieson spoke at more than 50 panels, talks and events. She found that while speaker line-ups were becoming more gender diverse in general, all too often she was in the minority or sometimes even the ‘token woman’. In 2018, The Dots is on a mission to ensure there i
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Work history
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    Southbank Centre logo
    Executive Producer of WoW at the Southbank CentreSouthbank Centre
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    BBC logo
    BBC logo
    News ContributorBBC
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Contributor for BBC TV and Radio programmes such as BBC News at six, What The Papers Say and the Today Show Radio 4
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Skills
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Creative Agency
  • Digital Agency
  • Project Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Executive
  • Client Management
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Creative Thinking
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word