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Intro to our Founders

Updated: Jun 24, 2020

Hey, we're so glad you found us. We're Aimée and Zahrah and we're the founders of Become. So what is Become? It's an initiative to help other young women of colour just like us learn skills and get the support they need to boost their careers. If you're a young woman of colour reading this, you may know that the stats are against you getting the top positions in the industry. Whether that's in business, marketing, medicine, tech- it's just harder. So we've brought together the UK's most successful, talented women to show you it is possible. Because if they can do it, why can't you?

Come to our next event and see for yourself. They'll be hosting workshops, interviews, panel discussions and more for you to listen, learn and interact with them. But we wanted to make it even easier. All our speakers are offering mentor sessions, internships, shadowing opportunities and even jobs. We believe the way to get more women of colour in positions of power, is by supporting and helping each other.

We're proud to be partnering with CAMFED, which supports women's education in Africa. Not only are you helping your career, you're also helping someone else with theirs.

Who are we? Aimée is a marketing professional based in London, she has worked on marketing campaigns for the likes of adidas, Snapchat, Smartech, Selfridges and many more. Aimee has managed over 500 events globally and is a public speaker having talked previously at Christie's, Leweston School and The Hoxton hotels, and interviewed a number of high profile influencers and speakers. Aimée is passionate about levelling the playing field and helping other women of colour to fulfil their full potential. Zahrah is pursuing a career in commercial law, as a future trainee solicitor at an international commercial law firm. Previously she has worked for national publications including The Independent and The Evening Standard. Zahrah has also started her own company, Heard, designing and making jewellery, donating 30% of the profits to Women's Aid, a UK charity combating domestic abuse. Zahrah co-founded Become as she has always believed women of colour are unfairly put into boxes, being told they should be a certain way and achieve goals within restricted parameters. Zahrah wants to give these young women the opportunity to become whoever they wish to be.

We hope to see you there,

Aimee and Zahrah