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“WONDER WOMEN” – An evening of extraordinary talent for IWM

In the month of March​ ​TV and Radio Broadcaster,  Leah Charles-King hosted a successful Wonder Women inspirational evening at the swanky Primo Bar in Westminster Park Plaza hotel in honour of International Women’s Month.

The ​evening ​secured a ​fantastic line up of inspiring women who ​happily rallied around Leah in ​support​ of​ the even, starting with Claudine Reid MBE. Claudine was voted as one of Britain’s Top 100 Most Entrepreneurial Women by Real Business Magazine. Her track record is truly inspiring as a C.E.O, Coach, Mentor, Trainer, Radio & TV Presenter, Author & Social Entrepreneur, Wife & Mother, Claudine somehow managed to make time to speak at the event. Giving a motivating and inspirational speech about women in business.

Claudine was able to grab everyone’s attention with her words of wisdom, leaving the audience fired-up​ to ​take their careers to a whole new level.

Nairobi Thompson followed with a stunningly beautiful and ​powerful ​spoken word​ ​which​ kept the room ​hanging on her every word. Nairobi is a performance artist with a distinctive style and tone​ and ​writes and shares poetry that inspires, challenges and empathises​ with women and men alike.

After 2 inspirational speakers, it was time to get some speed networking underway. Jackie Groundsell, successful business woman, had the audience on their feet for 30 second networking session. ​A​ll participants had half a minute to ​deliver their pitch ​and make strong connections. This was networking like no other, and it was a ​great ​success.


To close what was already a successful evening, comedienne Melanie Gayle  showed the audience her uncanny impersonation of Missy Elliot and Jennifer Hudson. Melanie, a Beffta winner for best comedian in 2015, had the crowd in hysterics with her brilliant anecdotes and hilarious singing voice. There was no better way to end the perfect evening than with a room full of laughter.

​”Wonder Women – an evening of extraordinary talent” – which was sponsored by The Red Carpet Academy ​- definitely lived up to its name​. I​t was truly an evening of women inspiring other women​!​ ​Ending ​with ​some aspirational​​ words​, ​its founder Leah Charles-King, ​said ​’We need to empower each other more and help each other break that glass ceiling’. These words ​strongly ​struck ​a​ chord with the audience and it was safe to say that every ​woman present​ left ​with ​​a new sense of zeal whilst booming with ​a refreshed ​confidence and armed with a number of new ​business​ contacts and firm friends.

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The Red Carpet Academy is the UK’s only TV Presenter and Public Speaking training led by mainstream and celebrity Experts! What makes us unique is that as a collective we’ve been in the TV game for almost 100 years combined and been seen by a collaborative audience of over 200 million viewers.

Combine the years of each of our TV and professional public speaking careers thus far + shows we’ve presented and been viewed in as many regions as the UK and Europe, USA, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean and that should = an approximate total audience of well over 200 million viewers. To achieve all this certainly takes time. So yes, 100 years should just about do it. Although our “TV ages” would calculate a mere half of that!

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The TV industry is a tough game which takes grit, determination, creativity, and most importantly TALENT! If you’ve got genuine talent you’re halfway there, however we can help you towards getting the other half. How? Because for the first time, we are willing to share our secrets. Unlike many of our contemporaries, where else can you get tried and tested tips, tools and mentoring by a team of noted TV Presenters and Public Speakers who don’t claim to be “once this” and “once that” decades ago, but who continue to frequent many genres of television from kids telly, prime time entertainment, sport and even TV shopping. Not to mention public speaking assignments around the world.

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WONDER WOMEN: An evening of extraordinary talent

“Wonder Women”: an evening of extraordinary talent.

Multi-award winning TV Broadcaster and Producer, Leah Charles-King alongside 01-Zero One, invite you to
“Wonder Women”. An evening of inspirational insight into the world of business, media, fashion and entrepreneurialism delivered by women specifically within the BAME community. You are invited to share the trials and triumphs of a panel of four remarkable women who are successfully working within their fields to break through the “glass ceiling” most women face; and how by using their expertise they actively help others in reaching their goals.

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imgres-3Leah Charles-King will kick off proceedings with a presentation on her first-hand experience in a competitive TV/Media industry. Leading with how she made her way into the business and her own personal story, Leah will share her inspirations and the drive which embarked her journey. Leah is now the founder and MD of The Red Carpet Academy. The UK’s only TV Presenter and Public Speaking training led by mainstream and celebrity TV Presenters and Experts!

imgres-2Julianne Ponan is a business entrepreneur who has a degree in Business Management and Finance. She is the owner and CEO of Creative Nature a superfood brand. Julianne speaks at Events, appearing as a Main Keynote Speaker alongside entrepreneurs such as Dragon’s Den, James Caan. Her numerous accolades include being the youngest winner in The National Artemis Every Woman award. Her aim is to inspire women to have the drive and determination to develop their businesses to the next level.

imgres-1Denise Brown is a UK Fashion Stylist, Consultant and Tutor. In other words, she makes, creates and styles. In 2007 Denise launched her own fashion label ‘Don’t Judge Me’- a collection inspired by her struggles, accomplishments and life lessons. The collection won the hearts of many celebrities including Mariah Carey and Tulisa from N Dubz. Her international clientele include MTV, Polaroid, Nickelodeon and GMTV. And she has also styled some of the biggest names in entertainment such as Ed Sheeran, Kanye West, Rihanna and Tinie Tempah.

imgresSherry-Ann Dixon is well-known and highly respected in the ethnic community in Britain and has a large following for her health, beauty, lifestyle and relationship articles. Sherry-Ann is a journalist, PR guru, lecturer, public speaker and also the editor of Pride magazine where she has worked for over 10 years! She’s been featured on numerous TV networks as well as hosting her own radio show. Sherry-Ann has appeared on LK Today, London Tonight, BBC radio worldwide and BBC News to name a few. Ms Dixon is a veteran flying the flag for BAME women across the UK.

Each woman will showcase their expertise and share the challenges they’ve faced along the way. There will also be a chance for you to participate in a Q & A session, followed by networking alongside like-minded professionals with complimentary refreshments.

“Wonder Women”: an evening of extraordinary talent – is a FREE ticket event being held on Friday 30th January from 17:30-21:30 at 01-Zero One Studios, Hopkins Street, W1F 0HS. Get your Free ticket by clicking the Eventbrite button below: