I can thank Jess and Nat from Mac + Moore (who I spoke to in episode 2 last week!) for introducing me to today’s guest a few months back. On an evening in January (which feels like forever ago right now, doesn’t it?!), they arranged a dinner with friends and fellow Founders to meet and connect and over the course of G&Ts and oh so scrummy dinner at Caravan in Kings Cross, I got to know the vivacious and ever-inspiring Dr Joanna Abeyie, MBE.
As the Non-Executive Director for Investors in People, a Trustee for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, the first and only black person to be made a Trustee and Director of The Media Society, not to mention the Founder and CEO of Blue Moon – the executive search and diversity and inclusion consultancy based in London – it’s safe to say that Jo is one incredibly busy lady; masterfully skilled in juggling numerous public engagements, board meetings, teams and various projects on a daily basis. As the name suggests, with over 12 years’ experience championing diversity, inclusion and equality in the workplace behind her, the award-winning business owner has recently been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list too.
No biggie eh..!?
With that in mind therefore, I caught up with her on Friday afternoon last week (over Zoom of course) to find out what impact the coronavirus has had on her day-to-day life, business and mindset so far as well as her all-important advice for each and every one of us going forward…
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Please do keep an eye out for tomorrow’s episode too, in which I’ll be chatting to the inspiring female founder that is Kassi Emadi, Founder of Nuddy