#LocalLeadership Category

Black History Month- “First of all” Black People Existed Before Slavery

It was extremely disappointing and upsetting to read that a primary school in Newham had asked it’s pupils to come to school dressed as slaves to mark the 30th Anniversary of Black History Month. As local black councillors and having grown up in one of the most diverse boroughs in the UK it was surprising that […]

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Mayor of London’s Online Hate Crime Summit 2017

This morning I was up super early to speak with Jason Rosam on BBC London Radio to talk about the Mayor of London‘s brilliant new police unit to tackle online hate crime. The Online Hate Crime Hub is made up of specially trained officers who will work with community groups. social media organisations, academic hate crime specialists […]

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Why Local Politics Matters, And How To Get Involved

Last month, The Ethical Unicorn blogger, Fran interviewed me. We discussed the importance of local government, why and how to get more involved. “Today I’m so excited to share an interview with one of the most inspiring people I know, Seyi Akiwowo. I met Seyi several years ago, and have seen as she has worked for several […]

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Idea Inspired by Jeremy Corbyn #LocalLeadership

Not sure if it is egotistical of me to write a #LocalLeadership blog post about my own leadership skills but I think if I were to ask influential boss women like Nan Solane, Rachel Tripp or Lyn Brown I think they would say “WRITE IT SEYI! “.. ..so I am :). Rachel would actually say […]

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How #LocalLeadership encouraged an obese town to lose a million pounds.

I remember reading an article about Mayor Mick Cornett leadership years ago and was so inspired by how local leaders could affect real change in their local communities. So it only felt right for the first #LocalLeadership blog post to be about Mayor Mick’s amazing achievement. On New Year’s Eve in 9 years ago the […]

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