If there’s one woman who deserves recognition on International Women’s Day, it is my fellow market research, and hair and beauty enthusiast, Natalie Clue. A leader in championing the visibility of black beauty products, companies an professionals in the UK, she’s also the founder and powerhouse behind the networking and mentoring event Keziah CONNECTIONS – an organisation for the professional, enterprising Woman of Colour with a Passion for all things Beauty.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Natalie as business woman and more importantly as a friend, which is why I was ecstatic to see her as a speaker at this year’s Women of the World (WOW) Festival, speaking on the ‘Politics of Afro Hair’. For centuries, women of colour have been told that their hair in its natural state isn’t good enough, raising a range of vital and emotive questions from; Do we judge black women by whether or not they straighten their hair? Is the afro still a political hairstyle? And do Michelle Obama’s bangs really matter?
Other speakers include: Keysha Davis, editor of Blackhair magazine, journalist and writer Funmi Fetto and journalist Eva Simpson. Chaired by jounalist and author Hannah Pool.
Don’t miss out
Tomorrow- Saturday, 9 MARCH 2013,
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Level 5 Function Room @ Royal Festival Hall
Book your tickets here
The WOW festival will be hosting a diverse programme of keynote talks, performances, concerts, talks, gigs, debates and free music will be on offer as woman from around the globe come together to discuss and debate the issues that concern us the most; attracting hundreds of women and men from all walks of life – a true celebration of diversity. Throughout the festival the very best of recognised and emerging female talent from across all fields will be represented from politics to the arts, economics to fashion, science to health, sport, business and education.