Featured Inspirational Role Model

Location:
London, UK
Organisation: UK Black Pride
Job title / role: Co-founder and executive director
Industry: Public Sector
Biography:

Phyll Opoku-Gyimah, affectionately known as Lady Phyll, is the co-founder of UK Black Pride. She is a senior official at the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) trade union, trustee of Kaleidoscope Trust, and a writer and public speaker focusing on race, gender, sexuality and class. She’s the recipient of numerous awards for her work in the community, including Campaigner of the Year at the 2017 European Diversity Awards.

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