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An evening of celebration, inspiration and the speech of my life

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of being the keynote speaker for a truly wonderful evening of celebration and inspiration organised by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The 3rd BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) event, held in Manchester, aimed to celebrate diversity by understanding and embracing individual differences in ways that drive innovation, connect them more fully to…

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Exciting news – finalist for Careers Champion Awards

Well 2016 hasn’t got off to a bad start for me, and I am absolutely delighted to have been nominated and shortlisted as a finalist for the Careers Champion Award! For those not familiar with this award, Careers Champion is an initiative to recognise and reward individuals doing great careers work. It is in association with Working…

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Rethinking language learning and careers

Up until the age of 18, I had the experience of learning four different foreign languages: two within the home, and two at school. When I look back, I had my challenges with each one. Bangla is my ethnic language, but growing up, I was anything but fluent. Unlike many British-born Asians, I spoke English with my…

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My 5 top lessons from 2015

Everyone loves a good quote, a few words, pearls of wisdom to inspire, motivate and bring a smile to your face. And I’ve been collecting a fair few over the last year or so on Pinterest. 2015 has been a real rollercoaster of a year for me, with many personal and professional challenges, but opportunities and blessings…