Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE
For the last 30 years, Yvonne Thompson, as an entrepreneur has worked in the Communications, Marketing and PR industry. During this time she has advised corporates, public sector, educational establishments and government, developing a stellar reputation as being an activist and a campaigner for supporting women and minorities in business, as well as tirelessly championing equality and diversity, particularly in the workplace.
In 2003 she received a CBE in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Honours List for her work with small business, women and minorities. In 2005 she received a doctorate for her work with women and minorities in small businesses and supporting entrepreneurs from London Metropolitan University, and in 2015 she received her second doctorate for work in Global Diversity and Equality from Plymouth University.
In 2015 she published her first book, “7 Traits of Highly Successful Women on Boards”. A book promoting greater gender diversity in company board rooms.
Noting the similarities in inequality between race and gender, and working with future leaders in corporates, she is keen to further put the spotlight on the invaluable social impact that inclusivity, diversity and leadership skills bring to the empowerment and advancement of minorities across the UK and globally.