The launch event attracted a wide range of senior African Caribbean professionals, representatives from policy think tanks and journalists. Theresa May MP, the Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Shadow Minister for Women also attended.
Angela Rweyemamu the founder of Sister Circle London used the event as an opportunity to set out the objectives of organisation. She commented: “Sister Circle will be driven by research, listening to the views and opinions expressed by members. We will then use this as a leverage to influence policy and practice as far as we can, collaborating in a meaningful way with mainstream organisations with the aim of helping black women to achieve their career objectives.”
Dawn Butler MP commented on the significance of Sister Circle London: “I was delighted to host the launch event for Sister Circle London. There is clearly a need for this type of network. Sister Circle will help to address the real needs of African and Caribbean women in the workplace and to show employers that there is real talent out there.”
Theresa May MP said: “I was pleased to support the launch of Sister Circle London. This is a really good initiative which I am sure will provide excellent networking, as well as support and advice for talented and professional women of African and Caribbean descent. There was a good buzz about the room. It was an impressive group of talented women and I wish them all the best for the future.”
Sister Circle London will host its first ‘Sister Talk’ meeting on the 30th April. The meeting will feature guest speaker Sharifah Bailey, who is the Senior Legal Counsel at MTV Europe. Sharfiah will be sharing her insights about striving for success. The meeting will also be an opportunity for African Caribbean women to expand their professional horizons and their contacts.
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