Meet The Team
Mission Diverse is founded and run on the principles we preach. Our team and board are comprised of individuals and experts who work to support local communities, companies, schools and universities. All with the common goal to improve, understand and implement diversity in a variety of settings.
Founder, Diversity & Inclusion Trainer & Consultant
The visionary behind Mission Diverse. Cleo’s aim is to make diversity the norm, not a trend. Delivering a variety of start-up and enterprise community initiatives to support those from disadvantaged and minority backgrounds free of charge. We want to level the playing field to ensure everyone has the same level of access and opportunities in the business and the workplace.
Head of Schools & Community Engagement
Sam’s passion is working with young people and inspiring the next generation. From schools and community groups to prison reform, Sam has spent the last 12 years working with some of the most hard to reach young people in the UK. He prides himself on educating those that are often forgotten about within the community to enable them to be the best version of themselves.
Head of Inclusion Brand Strategy
Stuart has delivered campaigns for clients worldwide, with his creative & analytical approach to marketing. With in-depth knowledge of inbound, outbound and social media marketing, Stuart will diversify your brand strategy to appeal to all your key stakeholders.
Diversity & Inclusion Trainer & Consultant
LGBTQ+ activist, Phoebe, has always been driven by the idea of making the world a more inclusive place for everyone, regardless of who they are. Her wide range in knowledge and insights around the LGBTQ+ community ensures everyone has a safe space to share during training sessions and facilitated workshops.
Body Language & Behaviour Expert
Our passionate multilingual Venezuelan! Victoria specialises in training teams of employees & executives on how to recognise behaviours, baises and cultures. She is the head trainer for the INPUT international mentorship programme, a UN-recognised best practise. She participates in several grassroots initiatives in the UK.
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Meet Our Team of Advisors, Ambassadors & Mentors
Mission Diverse are also proud to have a team of diverse supporters and ambassadors who believe in our mission as much as we do.
Accountant & Business Advisor
Founder and director of gHawk Accounting where she helps business owners take control of their cashflow and business finances while saving on tax. Lenah is passionate about helping business owners maximise the returns from their business so they can make more money, have more time and live a life of choice.
Tech Company CEO & Angel Investor
Daniel founded his IT company straight out of university. 15 years later his company, EPX Technical Services is a million-pound turnover organisation employing people across the globe. Daniel is also a product designer and angel investor, investing in up-and-coming IT and fintech companies across the UK. His passion is around all things tech and business related.
Radio Presenter & Award Winning Journalist
Rakeem Omar is an award-winning Journalist, BBC Radio Presenter on both BBC Radio WM & BBC Radio 1 & a TEDx speaker. As a Channel 4 Investigative Journalism MA alumnus, he is passionate about sharing the stories of those from underserved communities. He has also worked with the likes of BBC Three, BBC One, Channel 4, MTV & Guap Mag on documentaries & current affairs programming.
Entrepreneur, Business Coach, & Teacher
Founder of Comfyse, Anita is passionate about educating the younger generation to ensure they have a better quality of life during and post education. An anti-racist and true believer in equality, Anita supports Mission Diverse in promoting diversity and inclusion across all areas.
GB Amateur Boxer
With a relentless drive for success, Omarah is one the UK’s top women’s boxing prospects with an undefeated record. Whilst breaking down barriers around women in boxing, Omarah trains with Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, and is on track to compete on the world’s largest stage. #ThisGirlCan
Shaun "Dream Chaser" Pelayo
Model, Actor & Mentor
Proudly representing his Philipino heritage. Shaun worked his way up from nothing, to becoming a fashion model for some of the UK largest brands. Shaun has also appeared in global box office movies with rapper icons such as Common. Following the completion of his degree, Shaun also provides youth mentoring services, contrary to general misconceptions.
Founder of Basketball Viza & Former International Pro Basketball Player
Born in Connecticut, USA, Sherrad used the game of basketball as an avenue to change his life. Turning pro at just 21 years of age, Sherrad played in countries such as the UK, Germany & Africa. Following his pro career, Sherrad now works and trains with young people to help them fulfil their Basketball dreams.
Award Winning Presenter & DJ
Heard across the airways on BBC WM, Reprezent Radio and Radio 1Xtra, Kaylee is one of a small number of black women represented in the radio music industry. As well as a well-known DJ, Kaylee is also active and prevalent in addressing social issues, racial injustice and is an LGBTQ+ advocate.
Politician & Businessman
Multi-lingual businessman and proud LGBTQ+ supporter, Bryan has been in the business world for over twenty years running Alchemy Translations and knows what it takes to work with a variety of cultures across the globe. For over twenty-one years, he has been the owner of Alchemy Translations and is a well-known face in the business community.
Founder of Hair Popp
Dominique Lescott is the founder and owner of online company and community hub, Hair Popp. Hair Popp is an e-commerce website for black-owned hair care brands that enable women and men to take ownership of their hair health and holistic health evolution. Providing natural, plant-based products, hair-care services and events for customers across the UK.
Founder of The Home Schoolers & Author of The Hood Entrepreneur
Author of “The Hood Entrepreneur” and founder of The Home Schoolers, Sephuine’s companies promote inclusion, self-love, positive affirmation and numerical literacy amongst black children. Her companies enable and inspire children of colour to embrace their natural and authentic self without fear of judgement.
Our board is comprised of team of passionate professionals and community thinkers who have worked across a multitude of industries, from the justice system and probationary services to business consultants and marketing experts.
Carol has over 30 years of experience working with young people, and within the justice system, having worked in organisations to help educate, inform and reintegrate individuals back into society. Carol also has a great level of understanding as to how local communities, groups and organisations should work to integrate everyone into the workplace and business.
Ann has worked as a strategist for community groups over the past 6 years. Working on ways to engage young people on how to become more active within the community. Ann ensures no stone is left unturned, working closely with our team, supporters, affiliates and partners.
Founder & Board Member
As a serial entrepreneur Cleo’s passion is firmly placed in engaging the next generation of young people in business from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life. Spending time delivering workshops and seminars in schools, community groups and universities across the country, to empower people and companies to take diversity and inclusion seriously.