Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE FRSA, FSGCW,FKCL
Game changer, campaigner, activist, she has over 33 years, experience in the Communications, Marketing and PR industry, advising corporates, public sector, educational establishments and government championing equality, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
Honoured by Queen Elizabeth II, and received 2 doctorates for her work in the Entrepreneurship, Global Diversity and Equality arena, she was recently nominated for and accepted into the prestigious St George’s House, Leadership organisation based at Windsor Castle, Windsor, and was invested with an Honorary Fellowship by Kings College University London, January 2020.
She has published her first leadership book, “7 Traits of Highly Successful Women on Boards”, promoting the path to and greater gender and race diversity in company boardrooms.
Yvonne sits on several boards, and public appointment committees including her most recent appointment as Chair of the Radio Academy, representing the UK’s Radio Industry, and the Parker Review Committee – More Than One By 2021- advocating for more minorities on FTSE boards. She was instrumental in encouraging Deloitte to include minority women on their “Navigating the Boardroom” programme and encouraging them to start” BAME on Boards.
Celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the first black women in business network set up in the UK she also recently founded and led the 3rd WinTrade Week(Women In Trade) convention and Awards themed “Womenomics” hosting and celebrating over 600 global women through a week of global business connections, networking, contracting and business development.
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