Black History Month - Inspirational Stories with Eagle Labs

As part of Black History Month, Barclays is running events across many of the Eagle Labs to celebrate diversity and innovation.

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"By shining a light on Black inspiring stories - championing their successes and highlighting the challenges they face - we want to help them raise their profiles, grow and encourage a new generation."

In Guernsey, Jersey & Isle of Man Barclays Eagle Labs are celebrating a local Black History Month event on the 27th of October with Nyasha Gwatidzo & Joe Reid for the Black History Month – Inspirational stories event.


Nyasha Gwatidzo

World Impact Capital

Nyasha Gwatidzo was born in Zimbabwe. She has a degree in Chemistry and went on to retrain at Reading University and gained an MA, to work with adults and children with emotional issues. She is a qualified psychotherapist, social worker, coach, and mentor. She is a serial social entrepreneur, working with disadvantaged people in the UK and Africa. She founded a multimillion-pound social enterprise Banya, which finds foster families for children in the care of local authorities and she also founded a charity in the UK, Vana Trust which raises funds for children affected by HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe, supporting their education. The Trust also supports adults and young people here in the UK who have learning and emotional difficulties, through her therapeutic organic farm in Buckinghamshire. Nyasha wrote a book in 2015 after walking the length of the River Thames (206 miles) “Walk With Me through 16 Inspirational Business and Life Tips”. Her vision for the future is to forge global connections with women in the developing world who inspire her everyday through the social investment fund she is setting up, World Impact Capital. WIC will be a £100 million pounds social impact investment fund for African women entrepreneurs/leaders. Nyasha has won a variety of business and community awards.

Joe Reid

Joe Reid started athletics as any kid, just loving school sports day and attending his local track league. As he grew older he fell further in love with running and experienced his first real high winning the 2013 Island Games in Bermuda. Since then he has had some great moments in his life through athletics including representing The Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games and Great Britain at the European indoor championships. Jo has always been competitive and even to this day he still loves winning, and in 2019 he won two of his most prestigious titles yet at the British indoor championships and the England outdoor championships. he still feels like he has so much more to give in athletics and hopes to go on and compete and many more major championships and to win some silverware would top that off.

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Below are some more Black History Month Eagle Lab events you can attend

Reflections and Inspirations by Barclays Eagle Lab - Oxford

Oxford Lab invites you to join them to celebrate their virtual Black History Month event, a panel-style discussion on what Black History Month means to individuals and a collection of inspirational stories.

Thu, October 22, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Black History Month Event - Yes I did by Barclays Eagle Lab - Cambridge – Chesterton Road

Cambridge Eagle Lab invites you to join them to celebrate their virtual Black History Month event,

When Ahmed met Fredi.

Fredi Nonyelu founded Briteyellow in 2003. His goal was to help customers bring smarter wireless solutions and indoor location applications to market faster.

Through a long-term commitment to Research & Development and a passion for collective leadership, Briteyellow has evolved into a leading innovator.

Ahmed Ahmed, Barclays VP Relationship Director, will chat to Fredi and discover how he has become a successful entrepreneur, challenges he faced and how he overcame them, He will also talk about his plans for the future and share learns/advise with any founder who has a dream of starting or growing their business.

Thu, October 29, 2020

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

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