Coporate Program

Program Affliates

Program Partners

56 Black Men

Program Facilitators

Jay

Diversity Q

David

David Villa-Clarke

Alito Foundation

Leon

Leon Mann

Bola

Jay Blades

BBC

Jordan

Alito Foundation

Jonathan

Leon Mann

Coporate Partners

Columbia Thread Needle 

Exec Sponsor

Nick XYZ

CEO - Columbia Thread Needle

Program Lead

Alison Jefferies

XYZ - Columbia Thread Needle

56 Board Advisor

Nick Janvier

XYZ - Columbia Thread Needle

Accenture

Exec Sponsor

Zahra B

Senior Manager - Accenture

Program Lead

Olly / Gavin

Head of D&I - Accenture

56 Board Advisor

Nick Janvier

XYZ - Accenture

EY

Exec Sponsor

Steve Varley

UK Chairman - EY

Program Lead

Zaheer

Head of D&I - EY

Legal & General

Exec Sponsor

Nigel Wilson

CEO - L&G

Program Lead

Olly / Gavin

Head of D&I - L&G

56 Board Advisor

Justin O

XYZ - L&G

56 Black Men Program Speakers

Tom Ilube

CEO - L&G

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Mervyn Lyn

Ex Sony Music Executive

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Ric Lewis

CEO - Impact X

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Tim Campbell

CEO - L&G

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Dawid K

Reddington

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Eric Collins

CEO - Impact X

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Ray Cosbert

CEO - L&G

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Damion Bufini

Ex Sony Music Executive

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Cephas Williams

Founder - 56 Black Men

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Patrick

MD - MOBO

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Akala

MD - Metropolis Music

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Obi X

AfroNation / Echolocations

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

David Lammy

MP - Tottenham

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Huey Walker

MD - Metropolis Music

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Cephas Williams

Founder - 56 Black Men

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Why are you involved in 56 Black Men?

To instill belief in that year 9 black boy who wants to be an artificial intelligence scientist even though society tells him he can’t be. 

Harry Phinda

A moment that made a lasting impression on your life

When I met my 99 year old grandad and he told my mum in my native language that I’m a special child.

Harry Phinda

Operations Coordinator

 

Harry has been an advocate for young people in Global advocacy for the past 9 years. He has represented Unicef, British Youth Council and Restless development in high-level conferences advocating for the rights of young people. He has given numerous speeches in Parliament, Party conferences and Number 10 and has remained consistent in his messaging of 'Young people are not just service users, they are world changers.'

In 2014, he co-founded Youth for Change Global. The success of Youth for Change has spread globally with regional offices in Tanzania, Bangladesh and Ethiopia. Youth for Change has won numerous awards including the prestigious True Honour Award. At grass roots level he coordinated a National schools conference where they trained 200 school officials, teachers and police on Female genital mutilation and Early Forced Marriage to make schools a safer place. Since, Harry has worked as a researcher and consultant in UK politics. He has held a board position with Unicef for 5 years and is an official He for She ambassador for UN Women.

 

He was recently awarded the Queen Young Leader for his service in bettering the lives of young people in the Commonwealth. He received this award from Her Majesty the Queen in 2018.

Favourite Food

Chicken & Waffles

Favourite Movie

Coach Carter

Favourite Book

Wild at Heart by John Aldridge

Why are you involved in 56 Black Men?

It's important to show black boys a different narrative when it comes to their identity, one that gives them hope and raises aspirations. 

Caroline Forbes

Caroline Forbes

Specialist Partner - Clear Channel

Caroline is part of the 56 Black Men advisory board. Within her role as a specialist partner for Clear Channel she builds and maintains strong influential relationships in Specialist agencies, identifying key stakeholders and creating networks of people who understand what and how they need to deliver for the Agency.

Caroline's client base ranges from the Dentsu Aegis and Publicis Agency networks. She is also the client lead for Clear Channel on Diageo and BT Group which includes EE and Plusnet.

 

Alongside this Caroline also takes up a role as in Clear Channel as a Fairness Exec Sponsor. Elevating the Fairness value and supporting the Fairness initiative by collaborating and promoting within CC's internal teams.

The introduction of the Fairness value to the Clear Channel business has been pivotal in Carolines growth and enjoyment away from the day to day. Her key areas of focus have been to develop the relationship with 56 Black Men and other initiatives within the scope of the companies Fairness pillars.

 

Favourite Food

Caribbean

Favourite Movie

Don’t have one favourite movie, but here a few that will give you a sense of what I’m into 😊– The Godfather, There’s something About Mary, City of God and Gladiator

Favourite Book

My most interesting read in the last 6months has been ‘Natives - Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire’ by Akala

A moment that made a lasting impression on your life

The birth of my children. Becoming a mother is my constant inspiration. My children have shaped my life and the energy I apply to all things that enable us to grow individually and as a collective.

 

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