Sonita Alleyne

Master of Jesus College, Director of The Cultural Capital Fund, & Appointed an OBE for her services to Broadcasting

  • Founder and Director of The Yes Programme
  • Board Member for the London Legacy Development Corporation
  • Won the Carlton Multicultural Achievement Award for TV and Radio

Sonita Alleyne OBE is a highly successful businesswoman, best known as the Co-Founder and Former CEO of Somethin’ Else. Having fulfilled a wide range of high-profile roles throughout the industry, she is respected for raising awareness of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. With an illustrious career behind her, Sonita is admired for her powerful leadership qualities and strong mental resilience. An inspiration to audience members around the world, Sonita has become a must-see diversity and inclusion speaker. When looking to hire an enthusiastic speaker for your next event, look no further than Sonita today.

A born leader, Sonita took the entrepreneurial leap in 1991 by becoming the CEO and Co-Founder of Somethin’ Else. Alongside this role, she also became the Non-Executive Director of the Department of Culture, Media, and Sport, allowing her to lead a team of 400 employees. Recognised for her mental resilience in the corporate field, she was able to fulfil roles such as becoming the Chair of Radio Sector Skills, and the Governor of the University of the Arts London, before securing the high-profile role of Non-Executive Director for Somethin’ Else. Respected for the remarkable career she has developed over recent years; she was able to become a proud Trustee for the BBC Trust.

Now working as the Master of Jesus College, Sonita is admired for the distinguished career she has led throughout the industry. Alongside this, she is also the proud Director of The Cultural Capital Fund, and the Founder and Director of The Yes Programme. Having devoted her career towards helping others, she aims to educate society on the importance of creating a diverse workplace environment. Well-regarded for her specialist knowledge, she is also a Chair and Board Member for numerous organisations throughout the industry, including the British Board of Film Classification, and the London Legacy Development Corporation.

An inspiration to audiences worldwide, Sonita Alleyne OBE is now in high demand to attend speaking engagements internationally. A testament to her outstanding achievements, she was appointed an OBE for her services to broadcasting. Throughout her career, she has also been the recipient of the Carlton Multicultural Achievement Award for TV and Radio and a Fellowship from the Royal Society of the Arts and the Radio Academy. A passionate speaker, Sonita has become a must-see speaker for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

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