Speaker

Dr. Joanna Abeyie MBE

Managing Director

Blue Moon

About Dr. Joanna

Joanna’s latest enterprise is founding Blue Moon, a flagship inclusive Executive Search Business and Diversity and Inclusion Consultancy Practice. Before BM, Joanna founded Hyden, part of FTSE 250 Global Recruiter SThree an executive search and consultancy business.

She has been instrumental in establishing the Creative Diversity All Party Parliamentary Group with Baroness Deborah Bull CBE of which she is joint secretary. Joanna was awarded a Distinguished Graduate Award by the University of Reading in 2019, and an Honorary Doctorate in Business from the University of West England in the same year.

Joanna’s responsibilities do not end there, she is a Non- Exec Director for Investors in People, a Trustee for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the first and only black person to be made a Trustee and Director of The Media Society. Joanna is also a Trustee and Director of Haberdasher Askes Trust Federation Board and School Governor of Hatcham College and Mulberry Academy Shoreditch. Joanna was also awarded her Freedom of the City in 2018 and became the first black and youngest women to become a Liverywoman for the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers.

Joanna was also awarded an MBE in the 2020 New Year’s Honours list for her services to diversity and inclusion in the creative and media industries.

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