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June Sarpong OBE

Journalist and Director of Creative Diversity, BBC

June Sarpong has enjoyed a 20-year career which has seen her become one of the most recognizable faces of British television. She has interviewed politicians, celebrities and members of the public and hosted notable events including 2005’s major Make Poverty History event in London’s Trafalgar Square, and Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday celebration in London’s Hyde Park.

Ms. Sarpong has worked with the Prince’s Trust – Prince Charles’s youth charity that helps young people get into jobs, education and training – for two decades, as well as on campaigns for The One, Product (RED) and the United Nations. She was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) on the Queen’s 2007 New Year’s Honours List for her services to broadcasting and charity.

Ms. Sarpong is the co-founder of the Women:Inspiration & Enterprise, an influential women’s leadership network that provides professional women with the motivation and learning to succeed in their careers.

She is co-host of Sky News’s flagship weekly current affairs show “The Pledge” and is the author of “Diversify” and “Power of Women” both published by Harper Collins and currently out on nationwide release. Her new book “Power of Privilege – How White People Can Challenge Racism” will be released in Oct 2020.

In November 2019 June was appointed as the BBC’s first Director of Creative Diversity, and was made an OBE (Order of the British Empire) on the Queen’s 2020 New Year’s Honours List.

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