June Sarpong MBE

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June Sarpong MBE is an established TV presenter and author. With a 20‐year career, she has become one of the most recognisable faces of British TV. Beginning at Kiss 100 and later becoming a presenter for MTV UK & Ireland, it was when she started on Channel 4’s T4 that she became a household name. June hosted 2005’s Make Poverty History event and presented at the UK leg of Live Earth in 2007. In 2008 she hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in front of 30,000 people in London’s Hyde Park. She has also interviewed and introduced some of the world’s biggest names including HRH Prince of Wales, Bill Clinton, Al Gore and George Clooney.

She has worked extensively with HRH Prince Charles as an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, whilst campaigning for The One and Produce (RED). In 2007 she was awarded an MBE for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her one of the youngest ever people to receive the award. She is the co‐founder of the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise). This acclaimed conference has featured leading speakers including Sarah Brown, Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan, Queen Rania, Nancy Pelosi and Iman. And now, she’s a regular panelist on Sky News’ weekly current affairs discussion show, The Pledge.

June is also an author of two award winning books; Diversify: Six Degrees of Integration and The Power of Women. Diversify is launching across USA and Canada in summer 2019.

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