June Sarpong is a popular TV personality and political activist, best known for her appearances on panel talk show Loose Women. Over the years she has regularly offered her opinion on a whole host of issues, including the Brexit campaigns and the Scottish referendum. Now a popular BAME speaker, June speaks on the importance of recruiting a diverse workforce and how to best represent people of Black, Asain and minority ethnic backgrounds using her expertise as the Director of Creative Diversity for the BBC.
Making a name for herself as a presenter on T4, June soon established herself as a regular on British TV. Appearing on many panel shows and hosting the MOBO Awards for three years in a row, June has also presented Michael Jackson: The Search for His Spirit and was a reporter on Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. In 2015, Celebrity Juice began a ‘Where’s June Sarpong Gone?’ campaign after she’d spent a few years out of the limelight. The campaign went viral and saw June reappear on mainstream TV, joining Loose Women. In this role, June regularly gave her views and opinions on the latest current affairs. One of her most poignant moments on the show came in 2016, following the suicide of her brother and fellow TV presenter Sam Sarpong. Following his death, June gave a moving tribute to her brother while encouraging others to seek help if they’re struggling with their mental health. This is a message that June preaches during her BAME speaking events, helping people to speak up if they need support. Also a keen activist and champion of diversity, June has published two books titled Diversity: Six Degrees of Integration and The Power of Women.
Now June spends much of her time delivering inspirational speeches to audiences up and down the country. Committed to addressing all kinds of inequalities, she also co-founded the WIE Network, an international event that brings together some of the best women speakers in the world. Also the Director of Creative Diversity for the BBC, June is passionate about the equal representation of people of all kinds of race, ethnicity and sexuality, whilst also campaigning for equality in the workplace and fairer representation of people from BAME backgrounds in the mainstream media.
June Sarpong is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“Please pass on our thanks to June – she was awesome as expected. Her messaging on diversity, equity and inclusion was on point, her storytelling was engaging and thought-provoking- what a great guest speaker and interviewee. We’re really pleased. Thanks to June, and also to you for your support”
“We absolutely loved the session with June Sarpong. And June made for a formidable duo that rocked the house of Co-Op! Haha, that sounds like a quote out of Pose. But it was truly a fantastic session. June was powerful in her storytelling and very honest in sharing her thoughts around inclusion, bias and allyship. Thank you all for your support in helping us to deliver this session during Black History Month.”
“It was a great event, I really enjoyed June’s take on unconscious bias and allyship in particular the practical things everyone can do to challenge themselves. It was awesome to learn more about Shirine. Thank you for bringing this to life for us”