BME ALumni Network

The BME Leader in Today's Society

As part of Black History Month, you are invited to join the UCL BME Alumni Network for a panel interview event, discussing The BME Leader in Today's Society. 

Leadership is critical to effect change in our places of work and in society at large. In this event we will hear from senior leaders who are making an impact in their industry and beyond, as they discuss the realities of being a BME leader and all that it entails.

Date: Thursday 12 October 2017
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Location: Haldane Room, UCL Wilkins Building
Tickets: The event will cost just £5 and there are a limited number of places so please register below to book your ticket


Read more about our speakers below and we look forward to seeing you there.

Best wishes, 

The UCL BME Alumni Network Committee

Patrick Woodman

Head of Research and Advocacy Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Patrick leads CMI’s thought leadership research programme, generating the practical insights that shape CMI’s campaigns and points of view on key issues.

He led on the recent Delivering Diversity project on BAME diversity in the FTSE 100, and is now working on the development of the new CMI Race network. 

Patrick is also a regular spokesperson for CMI and he manages several key partnerships. Recently he worked closely with the Government Equalities Office, as CMI contributed to the development of the gender pay gap reporting regulations.

Sarah Guerra

Director of Diversity and Inclusion King’s College London

Sarah studied Law at the University of North London. After completing her Legal Practice Certificate at the College of Law she joined the Inland Revenue in 1995.

Sarah gained tax professional qualifications and worked in a range of roles - policy, programme management and communications. Following two periods of maternity leave she had a change of direction working with a Trade Union developing industrial action campaigns and improving member engagement with a particular focus on diversity, inclusion and wellbeing. 

She then moved on to a role as Head of Diversity and Inclusion in the Ministry of Defence and recently moved sectors to bring her expertise to Higher Education. 


This group empowers its alumni by inspiring them to develop productive long-term relationships and collaborations with its members and invited speakers, and share practical and enlightening advice on professional growth and progression. 

The group aims to build a strong network with UCL BME students and BME groups from other universities to promote ethnic equality and diversity as essential institutional qualities at British universities, and to help create positive change in the everyday lives of BME individuals.

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