Its Girl Power all the way for June Sarpong as the former T4 presenter has created a women’s network aimed to empower and inspire women across the globe.
She is one of the most recognisable broadcasting figures in the UK, best known for presenting on T4 and interviewing many famous faces, but now June Sarpong has set her sights on helping women all over the world through her women’s network.
After leaving T4, June has been focused on doing her bit for charity, and has earned herself an MBE in the process for her charity and broadcasting work.
But now, June is working on something completely different; a women’s network, the Women’s: Inspiration & Enterprise.
She co-founded the network with Dee Poku in 2010 in New York.
It is an annual women’s conference which strives to empower women and deliver an aspect of social change.
June explains that the WIE was set up: “We thought that there was a real gap in the market and a much needed forum to bring women of all walks of life together to support and inspire each other”
There are many celebrities who work with the WIE and help promote it, from Tamara Mellon to Diane von Furstenberg to the co-founder of the Huffington Post Arianna Huffington.
“We thought that there was a real gap in the market and a much needed forum to bring women of all walks of life together to support and inspire each other”
Since its launch in 2010, there have been two incredibly successful conferences in New York, which offer master classes and speeches from industry experts.
On this success, they have decided to bring the initiative over to the UK in the spring.
The conference will be launched on March 8 2012, which coincides with International Women’s Day where there will be a lunch and press conference held at The Hospital Club in London.
The founders June and Dee Poku said: “We are incredibly excited about launching WIE in the UK…our goal is to harness the legendary creativity and innovation of London to empower women and girls across the country and help them reach their full potential.”
At the March launch, the founders will also announce the start of the WIE Prize, where fifteen young girls will be offered the opportunity to win free tickets to WIE. The prize opens up to the public on January 1 2012.
As well as Arianna Huffington working with the network, the WIE Symposium is being launched in the UK in conjunction with the UK version of The Huffington Post which was introduced earlier this year.
The network is going from strength to strength and in the forthcoming future June explains that the plan is to Africa, Latin America and Asia to bring women together.
She says: “what we want is to have a week in each key territory that brings women together.”
Although this is slightly different career path for June, it seems that she’s excelling at this as much as she did presenting.
We have high hopes for June’s future and for the launch of her Women’s: Inspiration & Enterprise network in London.
The WIE Symposium will launch on March 8 2012, International Women’s Day in London.
For more information about the network visit: http: www.wienetwork.org