This episode is Part 1 of my conversation with Dr. Mena Fombo who is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She has over 15 years experience working within the voluntary sector, community organisations and educational establishments across Europe, the USA, Africa and South Asia and is currently an International Ambassador for the city of Bristol here in the UK.
In 2017 she became a TEDxBristol speaker with the thought provoking No. You Cannot Touch My Hair campaign and talk of the same name. Her TEDx talk is now on the main TED.com website and has been viewed over 600,000 times. She was later awarded from the University of the West of England an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration for services to Gender and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic equalities work in 2019. Later the year she was voted woman of the year by Bristol247.
In this conversation I speak to Dr. Mena about her experiences as a Black woman growing up in the UK as well as her life as an activist, speaker and all the other incredible hats she continually wears. This is a conversation between two colleagues but also two friends.