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27 Feb 2017

BWMB 1994

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The First BWMB National Convention

Diane Abbott MP.pngIn 1994 after careful preparation, Black Women Mean Business was able to have its first National Convention. The date 14 February, was one of the snowiest days bad weather conditions, over 150 businesswomen from all over London, made their way to the House of Commons for the event.


Amongst the speakers were Vivian Coburn, a director of The Prince Youth Business Trust: businessman Werbayne McIntyre, who owned a successful public relations company, and a speaker from the NatWest bank.

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Diane felt it was important to put the issues in an international guest speaker, Sandra Kay Walls, who was an officer in the US Army, but also a leading member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha, America’s biggest black sorority.



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Makeovers courtesy of Fashion Fair.pngMakeovers courtesy of Fashion Fair 1994 convention.jpgThe convention was followed by Fashion Fair Cosmetics. Who supplied free gifts and beauty make-over.




1994 National Convention Photo Gallery

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