Diversity and Inclusion expert Naomi Sesay began her television and media career working for MTV News. Naomi has since become a powerful advocate for diversity, inclusion and social enterprise, with her roles as an On Screen Diversity Executive and Interim Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Channel 4, and Head of Innovation and Diversity for Media Trust.
Diversity and inclusion expert Naomi Sesay began her 20 year television and media career working for MTV News as a Producer, Director and Presenter at the height of MTV Europe’s popularity. Naomi has become a powerful advocate for diversity, inclusion and social enterprise, with her most recent media roles including the On Screen Diversity Executive and Interim Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Channel 4, and Head of Innovation and Diversity for Media Trust.
Naomi has delivered diversity and inclusion training for a number of high profile organisations including: Google, YouTube, NBC Universal, IPA and MTV. In 2015, Naomi won the IDOX award for journalism, recognising the impact of her inspiring work in building confidence of local people and creating vibrant places for them to live, work and play.
Naomi, who was also one of the first Producers of Channel 4’s ‘Big Brother,’ left the TV industry to pursue her social enterprise calling whereby she created tools and resources for underserved demographics. Naomi, who also had become a successful property investor, became the founder and director of Billionaire Ladies Club, a growing global network of highly aspirational women looking to transform the world through entrepreneurship.
Naomi has created life transformational workshops which include; Create Change which delivers an entrepreneurial programme for economically challenges women and the youth program Reality Check. Naomi’s experiences led her to found her own company, The Human Upgrade, which led her on a journey to build a school in Matap, Sierra Leone.
Naomi is highly-regarded as an inspiring and thought-provoking speaker who will challenge audiences to create a truly diverse workforce. Naomi will share her insights and expertise to connect, resonate and lead a diverse team, and help audiences examine their emotional and cultural intelligence to reach this goal.