EMPOWERed To Work! The ABCs of Professional Skills and Professionalism (How to get a head start in your career Part 2)

Fri Dec 07 2018 at 06:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Rise London, 41 Luke Street, London, United Kingdom

Rise London, 41 Luke Street, London, United Kingdom

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Channel of Empowerment
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Have you got your first job and don't know what to do to prepare?

Are you worried about proving yourself and showing you are the right person for the job?

Do you want to get along with your new coworkers, but concerned about how they might perceive you?

Are you keen to develop and grow in your new role, impress your boss and get a promotion?

Then come along to Channel of Empowerment presents EMPOWERed to Work! The ABCs of Professional Skills and Professionalism (How to get a head start in your career - Part 2)! It was created to answer just that! The first ever FREE Live-streamed Career Conference of its kind, its focus is on helping new professionals develop the mindset AND skills to give them a solid foundation to start an amazing career.

This will be a jam-packed event full of tips, interactive sessions, panels as well as networking and a LIVE Music performance at the end, This is an event you can’t afford to miss if you want to make the most of your career development and profession.

Our goal is to provide professionals (upcoming and new) with information on the necessary technology, tools and techniques that will equip them for the world of work and empower them to excel and dominate their professional careers and endeavours. We know from first-hand experience how difficult this can be, especially making the transition from full-time education to full-time work because there is a lot of things you learn in the workplace that you were NEVER taught in school. This event was created to bridge that gap.

With a phenomenal line up of guests including Founders, Managing Directors, Entrepreneurs (at the forefront of hiring talent) and distinguished professionals who have experienced the ups and downs of professional life and have international experience, musicians and all-round talented people who have excelled in the world of work, you'll have the tools to start your career off with a BANG!

The stellar lineup of speakers include:

Christiana Imafidon - Founder of Channel of Empowerment and Host

Keynote & Fireside chat: Managing Director and Founder of The Harrington Starr Group, Nadia Edwards-Dashti

Panellists include:

Suki Fuller - Founding Amabassador of #FiftyFiftyPledge, Investor and Advisor to start-ups

Danielle Mensah - Founding Director, QiDanChi

Annette Oppong - Community Manager, Foundervine

Isima  (“Coco”) El-Barbary - Full Time Solicitor and Fitness Instructor

Obe Ayton - Digital Asset Investment Manager, Chainstarter and Blockchain Influencer 

Dillan - Singer/Songwriter

and more...


6 - 6.30pm Networking

6.30pm - 6.45pm Intro and EMPOWERed To Work! Catch-Up from last event

6.45pm - 7.05pm Keynote on Professional Skills, Workplace Etiquette and Professional Expectation with Nadia Edwards-Dashti

7.05pm - 7.15pm Fireside Chat with Nadia 

7.15pm - 7.25pm Q&A with the audience

7.25pm - 8.05pm Professional Skills Panel Session with Nadia Edwards-Dashti, Suki Fuller, Danielle Mensah, and Isima ("Coco") El-Barbary

8.05pm - 8.35pm A modern professionals' perspective Panel Session (People who are just above you and were in your position recently) with Dillan, Obe Ayton and Annette Oppong

8.35pm - 8.40pm Dillan’s Performance of his debut EP & Singles

8.40pm - 9pm Networking

Speaker Bios:

Christiana Imafidon

Christiana, who MIT Technology Review describes as a 'Blockchain Believer' and was named 'one of the most influential women in FinTech' by Harrington Starr. After passing her Maths GCSE at 9 she went on to write a book Maths Manual to help her friends struggling with Maths which sold out on Amazon. 

She went on to create a movement which started on YouTube called Channel of Empowerment, dedicated to Personal Growth for Young Professionals and people who want to improve their lives. She also has a podcast on personal growth and self-development called 'Your Best Is Yet To Come.' 

Nadia Edwards-Dashti

Nadia heads our Financial Technology Business and has consistently delivered excellence to her loyal client base for many years in this sector. A genuine market expert in the financial IT field, her customers have raved about her passion and desire to source the best talent in a highly competitive market. Nadia's ability to go the extra mile for her clients and candidates has become the key to an incredibly successful career. Her team share an inspirational work ethic with a real desire to get to the best active and passive talent in the market place for their clients and the best opportunities to meet the needs of their candidates. Nadia is driving the permanent business of our sister company North Starr and an active member of the 30% club. She was also named among the Women in FinTech Powerlist of 2017.

Danielle Mensah

Danielle is the Founding Director of QiDanChi, a social business that enables leaders and companies to create sustainable change through focusing on Health and Wellbeing in the workplace. The QiDanChi wellbeing model is simple, comprehensive and effective covering sources of energy IN (Sleep, Hydration, Nutrition) and sources of energy OUT (Breathing, Movement, Thought). She is happy to share her personal & professional story and often covers a broad range of topics including leadership, performance optimisation, health & wellbeing, diversity and culture change when speaking at events. 

Isima  (“Coco”) El-Barbary

Isima (“Coco”) El-Barbary is a wife, full-time solicitor and part-time fitness, yoga and Pilates instructor. She currently works as a Head of Legal for a public pensions asset management company and spends her evenings and weekends running a fitness and holistic therapy studio, The London Fit Club.

Coco also runs a mentorship scheme for aspiring lawyers and teaches professional skills at a leading university. She is passionate about helping people make the transition from academia into a career (in any industry, but has special experience in the corporate world) and empowering individuals not to be deterred by stereotyping, discrimination or stigma.

She is diligent, appreciates the value of hard work and treasures what some may consider as "old-fashioned" values in the modern workplace. In her spare time she trains and teaches Law to mature students.

Annette Oppong

Annette is a financial consultant by day and blogger by night. Her blog annetteabena.com focuses on African business, entrepreneurship and development. There you'll find interviews with entrepreneurs, reviews of African inspired brands and write-ups analysing business trends on the continent. Annette is also the Community Manager of Foundervine a social enterprise helping underrepresented founders grow their businesses.

Obe Ayton

Obe is a Digital Asset Investment Manager for Chainstarter as well as a Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Influencer with a sizeable following. He is building the new infrastructure to create New Cryptocurrency Capital Markets so that all people can be engaged in a single global economy. 


A talented twenty-three year old singer/songwriter that grew up in North West London (Harrow & Wealdstone), is an emerging UK British Asian Artist that has been writing music since the age of 13. He used to be conflicted between being a singer or a rapper, however more so recently, he has found a unique sound that integrates both. After graduating from Portsmouth University, his main focus has been to introduce this sound to the UK.

Suki Fuller

Suki, who has been featured by Forbes Magazine, is the founding Ambassador of the #FiftyFiftyPledge designed to bring equality to Venture Capitalist by increasing the number of Female Partners at Venture Capital Firms who are in decision-making positions to invest in female-led startups. She is also an Investor, Advisor, Mentor, Board member and Non-Executive Director to several startups. In addition to this, she is an Analytical Storyteller, Competitive and Strategic Intelligence professional and globally recognised speaker. From national security to non-profit; China to Middle East she is sought after for her vast experience in the early adoption of emergent technologies and ability to translate the quantitative into qualitative insights. She was recently named one of the 30 Change Makers for London Tech Week 2018.
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Created By:
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