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June Sarpong is an internationally renowned broadcaster, writer and campaigner on diversity issues. She started her career as a DJ and presenter on MTV, Kiss FM and for ten years on Channel 4’s T4 youth strand. She has gone on to appear as a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women and now on Sky News’ The Pledge. Since 2010, she has built a reputation as a leading campaigner on a wide range of diversity and inclusion issues. She is a passionate advocate for change in the workplace and a champion for greater representation throughout the media. She has written two books on diversity issues - Diversify (2017) and The Power of Women (2018) - and co-founded the Women - Inspiration and Enterprise (WIE) Alliance in 2010, an international conference supporting female excellence and empowerment. She also co-founded the Decide Act Now (DNA) summit, promoting discussion and innovation. From 2019-2022, she was Director of Creative Diversity at the BBC.
Olivia Petter is a freelance journalist, author, and broadcaster based in London. She writes a weekly sex column for Soho House in addition to being a features writer for The Independent and host of its chart-topping Millennial Love podcast. Previous guests on the show include Emily Ratajkowski, Munroe Bergdorf, Elizabeth Day, Raven Smith, Lisa Taddeo, Dolly Alderton, and Will Young As a journalist, Olivia specialises in violence against women, pop culture, relationships, mental health, sexual health, travel, fashion, and beauty. Her writing has been published in The Sunday Times, British Vogue, British GQ, Grazia, Stylist, Refinery29, The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Sun, and The Huffington Post. Her first book, Millennial Love, was published by 4th Estate in July 2021. Described as “honest and funny” by Pandora Sykes, the book is based on Olivia’s podcast of the same name and blends social commentary with memoir and interviews. She is currently writing her debut novel, Gold Rush, which will be published by 4th Estate in 2024.
Temi Wilkey is an actor and writer from North London. Her debut play, The High Table, was produced at the Bush Theatre in Lynette Linton's debut season, and won Temi the Stage Debut Award for Best Writer in 2020. She also co-founded & co-directed the Drag King company, Pecs, performing in the sell-out runs of their shows at venues including Soho Theatre, The Yard & Tate Britain. Temi wrote an episode of Netflix's Sex Education S3 for which she was nominated for the NAACP award for Outstanding writing in a Comedy Series. Temi is working on the adaptation of the Booker-prize winning book Girl, Woman, Other for the BBC and her own original projects in the UK and the US. She is currently on the BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew programme mentored by Russell T Davies, and was named one of the Forbes 30 under 30 for 2021.