Global Enterprise Month Workshops



Black History Studies
in association with The Global Institute of Entrepreneurship presents a series of workshops focussing on Entrepreneurship for Global Enterpreneurship Week.

Global Entrepreneurship Week (16 - 22 November 2015) is the world's largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare.


Each presentation will take place from 7pm to 9pm at Public & Commericial Services Headquarters, 160 Falcon Road, Clapham Junction, London SW11 2LN, (3 minutes walk from Clapham Junction mainline station). Buses to the venue 35, 37, 39, 49, 77, 87, 156, 70, 219, 239, 295, 319, 337, 334, 345, C3, G1. Free parking available on site.


Admission will be £6 per person. Children under 16 year olds are FREE.


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Tuesday 10th November - The Self Employed - Entrepreneur


Self employment is becoming a preferred way to overcome unemployment, underemployment, stagnation, boredom and obsolescence. This seminar will explain what it takes to go it alone including the highs and lows along the journey.


Tuesday 17th November - Empowering Women and Entrepreneurship


From a large-scale perspective, female entrepreneurs encompass approximately one third of all entrepreneurs worldwide. Although women are not minorities they have been in the minority when it comes to starting businesses that make it big. This seminar will explore the barriers women face in business, and some of the solutions.


Tuesday 24th November - Youth Entrepreneurship - Paradigm Shifts in Learning and Education


The entrepreneurial revolution is shaping almost every area of modern life. Where will these entrepreneurs come from? If we are to continue to create a more entreprenurship - friendly economy one requirement will be that we incorporate entrepreneurship into the everyday lives of our children and young people. This seminar will explore approaches parents and young people could develop to ensure they are equipped to be a part of the entrepreneurship revolution.


Tuesday 8th December - Social Entrepreneurship and the end of Charity


During this current economic climate many charitable groups have found it difficult to sustain their operations using the traditional charitable models. There has been a shift towards the development of the social enterprise ethos. This seminar will explain various social enterprise models, their uniqueness and opportunities for not for profit initiatives. 


Tuesday 15th December - Black Cooperatives a thing of the past? Or a necessity for the future


Black Cooperative was one of the solutions that supported and promoted the growth of Black communities, and economic growth, within an era of high segregation, and racial discrimination. The number of Black Cooperatives has since diminished over the years. Are they now a thing of the past? This presentation will explore Black Cooperatives and their successes. Can we learn from them in order to support economic prosperity day?


Presenter: Diana Powell



Ms Diana Powell business consultant and founder and CEO of the Global Institute for Entrepreneurship, has over 20 years working in the field of education, youth development and enterprise development both within the UK and West Africa.As a qualified teacher and business enterprise specialist she has developed business and enterprise initiatives both within Schools, Colleges and University establishments across London and internationally. Currently member of the World Entrepreneurship Forum, and Business Council for Africa.





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