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BBC Interim Head of Creative Diversity Joanna Abeyie MBE speaks candidly to The Screenlately Show [Video]

BBC Interim Head of Creative Diversity Joanna Abeyie MBE speaks candidly to The Screenlately Show

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Joanna Abeyie is an award-winning, agenda-setting diversity and inclusion campaigner, entrepreneur, and broadcast journalist. Driven by her passion to see real and lasting change in the working world, she has made it her mission to help place more people from diverse backgrounds in permanent and freelance jobs in the creative industries. In May 2022, the BBC hired media diversity specialist Joanna Abeyie on a 6 month contract, a day after it emerged that the corporation’s diversity chief June Sarpong is to depart later this year. Abeyie will take on the Interim Head of Creative Diversity role, working closely with the outgoing Director of Creative Diversity Sarpong and BBC Chief Content Officer Charlotte Moore. In effect, Abeyie is replacing the BBC’s well-regarded Head of Creative Diversity Miranda Wayland, who was poached to become Head of Europe DEI for Amazon Studios and Prime Video but remains in post for the time being. Joanna spoke to The Screenlately show about what her job entails, the groundwork that those who preceded her have laid and what effects the death of George Floyd had on her both personally and professionally.

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