Mena is passionate about working with organisations, educational establishments and individuals who believe personal and professional development is essential to reaching ones trues potential.
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Dr Mena Fombo is a global speaker, diversity and inclusion facilitator, coach and consultant. She is the co founder of Blak Wave Productions, an indie TV/Film company where she recently directed short doc Home Carnival Queen for the BBC. She is the founder and director of Black Girl Convention, the South West's largest event for women and girls of African and Caribbean Heritage and she also the co founder of a new Black Arts Venue boat to be located on the Bristol Harbour. She has over 15 years experience working within the voluntary sector, community organisations and educational establishments across Europe, the USA, Africa and South Asia and is currently an International Ambassador for the city of Bristol.
In 2017 she became a TEDxBristol speaker with thought proving No. You Cannot Touch My Hair campaign and talk of the same name. She was later awarded from UWE an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration for services to Gender and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic equalities work. Dr Mena is featured on the BME powerlist 2018, was a nominee for the West Women's Award and her enterprise was on the shortlist for a Techspark Sparkies award both in 2019. Later the year she was voted woman of the year by Bristol247.
She has completed certified training programmes with the International Coach Federation and the Association for Coaching. She is also a MOE Foundation Alumni.
Dr Mena is strong woman, who has overcome a lifetime of adversity. She is an activist, tirelessly campaigning for equality and places a large focus of her work on supporting young people, young adults and disadvantaged communities to confidently embrace their journey in life.
She is passionate about storytelling, the development of people, values-based leadership and creating powerful learning experiences.