Celebrating Scotland’s Black Women in Business, Politics and Activism

Mandela Auditorium, Strath Union


Strathclyde Students’ Union


Black History Month
This year’s Black History Month is themed “Celebrating our Sisters”. We want to celebrate and learn from women who have defied all odds including racism, to get to the top of their careers in Scotland.

Come and hear from guest speakers:

1. Onyinye Igbokwe- Woman in Business/Tech.

Onyinye is the Head of Regional Engagement for Central Scotland, Code Base and Program Director, Knowvate Hub, Edinburg, Scotland. She is passionate about fostering collaboration, innovation and inclusion. With a knack for connecting diverse stakeholders, she curates spaces that catalyse growth and drive transformative change. Her expertise lies in bridging gaps, amplifying synergy and propelling communities towards shared success. 

2. Cllr Fatima Joji- Woman in Politics. 

Fatima is an SNP Councillor first elected to Aberdeenshire Council in May 2022 to serve her home ward of Westhill and District. She is the first Black Muslim of African descent to be elected at any level of government in Scotland. Fatima campaigns heavily on Scottish independence, poverty reduction, and human rights with a focus on women. she works with various campaign groups and projects to encourage women's participation in politics and public life, and is involved in efforts to address barrier to participation. 

3. Dr Harriette Campbell- Woman in Advocacy and Activism.

Dr Harriette is an Activist, Advocate, Volunteer and Crusader for a number of organisations in Scotland. She is a founding member of African Caribbean Women Association. She is a retired NHS Nurse, who during her active years advocated, lobbied and campaigned tirelessly for equality and diversity in the treatment of people with sickle cell anaemia and other rare diseases. She was instrumental to major changes in the improvement of the lives of women from African and Caribbean backgrounds, and in April 25 2022, she was awarded an Honourary Degree of Doctor of Science by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU)

Discussion will be facilitated by Jennifer Ba, Strathclyde's Senior Race Equality Officer, and followed by an audience Q&A