WaW! 2016 Panel

Dr Clare Anyiam-Osigwe

Clare Anyiam-Osigwe WaW16 speaker

Clare is a qualified allergy practitioner and the founder of Premae Skincare, the world’s first luxury vegan beauty brand to be approved by Allergy UK. She also runs a private vegan beauty clinic in Harley Street.

Over the last 14 years, she has worked for global beauty brands like MAC Cosmetics and has served as a health and beauty editorial expert for several publications, including Pride Magazine Nigeria and Crème De La Bride.

In 2009, Clare began making skincare products for clients with skin ailments, following her personal struggle with acne and eczema, and launched Premae Skincare two years later. Since then, Premae has been featured in over 100 magazines and over 5000 beauty blogs, including Forbes Africa and Vogue (UK), and has won several natural health and beauty awards.

Clare has a doctorate in Chemistry, Biology & Modern Medicine and has received numerous awards for her contributions to beauty and business, including International Woman of the Year (Inspirational Awards, 2014) and the Entrepreneur Rising Star Award (Black British Business Awards, 2015).

She is also the co-founder of JoClarePR, a boutique PR company which she runs with her sister Joanna.

Twitter: @drclareao

Helen Ashegbeyeri

Helen Ashegbeyeri WaW16 speaker

Helen Ashegbeyeri is a U.S. attorney and university professor specializing in entertainment and business law.

She holds a degree in Political Science from University of Houston and a law degree (Juris Doctor) from Thurgood Marshall School of Law (Texas Southern University), where she graduated with cum laude honours.

As an ambassador with the Texas branch of GRAMMY U, a community initiative by the organizers of the GRAMMY Awards, Helen has represented the GRAMMYs in front of Texas legislature and the United States Congress.

She has received several law scholarships and awards, including the Chairman’s Award from the National Bar Association (Entertainment and Sports Law) – the first and only student recipient.

In 2015, Helen became the Managing Partner of The Ashegbeyeri Law Firm. She currently lectures on media law at Houston Baptist University. She has also been admitted to the State Bar of Texas and, more recently, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Instagram: @your_ent_atty_helen

Twitter:  @yourentatty

Delia-Rene Donaldson

WaW! 2016 panellist Delie-Rene Donaldson

Delia-Rene Donaldson is the creator of the Vex In The City, a popular blog focusing on life, love and relationships. Since its launch in November 2008, Vex In The City has grown a strong and committed fanbase, leading to Delia-Rene being shortlisted for public-nominated UK Blog Awards (2016) with 78,000 votes.

In addition to blogging, Delia-Rene co-wrote the YouTube series Venus vs Mars – the story of a young successful black woman looking for love – which was commissioned by Sky Living HD. She recently entered the theatre space, writing and producing Ex-periences, her twice sold-out play at the Lost Theatre.

Twitter: @DeliaReneUK

Facebook: Delia-Rene Donaldson

Snapchat: DeliaRene

 

Ade Hassan   Ade Hassan WaW16 speaker

Ade Hassan is the founder of Nubian Skin, a lingerie and hosiery brand for women with darker skin tones. A former corporate finance and consultancy specialist, Ade worked for global firms such as Accenture and Credit Suisse before launching Nubian Skin in 2014.

Her products have been featured in the UK and global press, including The Independent and Ebony magazine, and were worn by Beyonce on her sold-out Formation tour.

Last month, Ade was announced as a finalist in the Entrepreneur Rising Star category for the Black British Business Awards.

Twitter: @nubianskin

Instagram: @nubianskin