Our next Knowledge Guild will take place on

Monday 22nd October

Diversity:  Let’s unlock our potential
to innovate and achieve the unimaginable

Diversity is the untapped natural resource we are yet to fully conquer. When we come together, each of us with a brilliant mind who thinks, sees and acts differently, we go beyond what we thought was possible.

This October, the Knowledge Guild partnership are delighted to showcase an inspiring line-up who will share their compelling stories and guide us into a new way of thinking. Together, we’ll realise the unlocked potential that is ready to be harnessed.

Our host is one of Britain’s best-known TV personalities, Konnie Huq. She will be joined by a trio of inspirational thought leaders sharing their compelling stories and guide us into a new way of thinking...  



Hosted by Konnie Huq

Konnie Huq is one of Britain’s best-known TV personalities shaped by a decade spent as the longest-serving female presenter on Blue Peter.

Konnie’s charm spreads across the generations, with her recent experience on Top Of The Pops, The Tube for Channel 4 Radio, London Talking for ITV, the Xtra Factor and GMTV testament to her unique and versatile presenting style. Konnie has also written her own children books, inspired by her London Bangladeshi background, a love of science and being a bit nerdy.

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Martine Wright MBE

On 6th July 2005, the city of London was awarded the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The following day, international marketing manager Martine Wright MBE set out on her usual journey to work, having celebrated the bid win with friends after work the day before. A later start meant becoming caught up in the atrocities of 7/7 changed her life forever.

The long and arduous process of rehabilitation and refocus brought Martine to an exciting chapter – The 2012 London Paralympics. Her story as an elite athlete and her subsequent journey encapsulates change, goal-setting, diversity and purpose in a truly unique outlook, explaining the ‘Power of 7’ to honour and remember the 52 people who died that day.

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Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

The founder of Stemettes, Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE is an inspirational figure passionately advocating the digital revolution, diversity in STEM, young entrepreneurship and why it’s never too late to go into tech.

A pioneer of change, Anne-Marie is the co-founder of Stemettes – an award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into STEM roles. A creative and influential leader, Anne-Marie’s wealth of experience sparks discussion and provokes debate across the globe.

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John Amaechi OBE

If becoming the first Brit to enjoy a successful basketball career in the NBA wasn’t enough, John Amaechi OBE pursued his PhD in psychology at the same time as playing, co-authoring a paper on self-esteem and goal setting as well as becoming a leadership and performance expert.

John’s psychological insight helps businesses overcome the barriers to high performance. He considers the nature of competition, the importance of cognitive diversity in organisational achievement, and aligning personal and business values and ethics.


  • 1815 - Registration and Welcome Drinks Reception served with delicious food

  • 1900 - Guests take their seats

  • 1910 - Welcome introduction from Konnie Huq

  • 1915 - Speakers take to the stage

  • 2005 - Panel Q&A

  • 2015 - Drinks Reception begins

  • 2030 - Dessert commences

  • 2130 - Evening ends