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The I’mPOSSIBLE conversation takes over Royal Festival Hall, part of the Women of the World fest

Returning on March 8, international women’s day, the only event that presents the life journeys, experiences & thoughts from British women of colour is the I'mPOSSIBLE conversation. Taking place as part of Southbank’s Women of the World festival.

 
 
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PRLog - Feb. 14, 2013 - · The only event that presents the life journey’s, experiences and thoughts from women of colour in Britain to the masses

· The March 8 event has another stellar line up of British women of colour defining success on their own terms:

 o Bespoke designer and founder of award winning London based atelier;Gisella Asante (http://www.gisellaboutique.net/)

 o Former communications director of Operation Black Vote and ex-editor of The Voice newspaper; Winsome Cornish MBE

 o Fay Hoyte, Sony Music’s senior marketing manager (One Direction, Emeli Sande)

 o Sports consultant and trustee for Runnymede Trust; Michelle Moore (http://www.michellemoore.me/)

 o And Barrister; Sheryl Nwosu (http://www.4bb.co.uk/index.php/our-people/sheryl-nwosu-ba...) who practises from one of the largest specialist criminal sets in the country

· Elizabeth Pears, The Voice newspaper’s news editor and BBC pundit actsas host for the event

· Mizani UK (http://www.mizani-uk.com/); L’Oreal’s premium Afro hair care range return as sponsor

As part of the Southbank Centre’s annual WoW (Women of the World) festival (http://wow.southbankcentre.co.uk/events/), the first I’mPOSSIBLE conversation of 2013 returns Friday, March 8 at 6pm.  Coinciding with this year’s international women’s day and taking over the Blue Room in the legendary Royal Festival Hall at the heart of the Southbank Centre complex.  Five British women of colour will tell their stories, unapologetically to an invite-only audience on how they became POSSIBLE. This event will be ‘invite-only’ to act as a ‘thank you’ to previous audience members who will be notified of their ticket via email.  

WoW is a global festival where women and men of all ages and backgrounds celebrate women's achievements and discuss the obstacles they face across the world. Community Interest Company, I’mPOSSIBLE is one of 10 organisations that have been invited to host their event that night to celebrate the special day.  From 8pm, all 10 organisations and their guests will convene on the ballroom of Royal Festival Hall to unite with the other nine organisations and their guests for a WoW party. The aim is will enable everyone to connect, learn about each other and celebrate the fantastic work being done to support women in the UK and internationally.

Jude Kelly OBE, artistic director, Southbank Centre said “Women and girls hit the global news daily with examples of their achievements in every sphere, as well as devastating examples of how inequality and prejudice continue to blight their potential. It's a perplexing and galvanising picture of a world on the move. WoW has become the global festival that most reflects this as girls and women, boys and men come together to shift the debate, celebrate progress and enjoy themselves. We’re thrilled that WoW parties can be a space where those at the front line of making this change can share stories, strategies and convictions”.

Founder of I’mPOSSIBLE. global CIC, Simone Bresi-Ando commented: “We are so excited to be ushering in 2013 as part of one of the biggest celebrations for women at Britain’s most respected arts institution; the Southbank Centre.  It is testament to the importance of the life experiences and role models the I’mPOSSIBLE conversations are uncovering to add to the global conversations around women, empowerment and defining success.  We’re ecstatic to have been chosen to play a part in this essential festival and are looking forward to creating history in the Royal Festival Hall.”

I’mPOSSIBLE highlights, promotes and awards the successes of women of colour in Britain. It is fast becoming a trusted advisor, commentator and distributor of news and opinion from the British woman of colour’s perspective; since October 2011 the I’mPOSSIBLE website receives over 100k hits a month and is a powerful tool in helping women of colour in Britain define success on their own terms.

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Notes to the editor:

·         The I’mPOSSIBLE, conversation takes place for the sixth time on Friday, March 8, 6pm to 7:45pm at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London.

·         Tickets are invite-only for previous audience members as a ‘thank you’ for their support

·         I’mPOSSIBLE. Global CIC was founded in 2009 by global communications and PR expert (http://www.bresi-ando.com/); Simone Bresi-Ando

·         Video footage from previous events are available from:www.youtube.com/ImPOSSIBIL3  

·         Photos and video from the event will be available here (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hnz0ktzgm3aqjut/vz9ob6DU8A)

I’mPOSSIBLE. Global CIC is a UK registered social enterprise, digitally driven whose primary aim is to celebrate, highlight, and promote the achievements of women of colour in Britain.  It is also tasked with connecting, educating and empowering this group by showcasing their life stories and versions of success. Established in 2009, it has quickly become a trusted platform, commentator and distributor of news and opinion from the British woman of colour’s perspective through its digital, social media networks and events. www.i-am-possible.com

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