PRECIOUS Nights: The Business of Wellbeing

, 18:30 - 20:30

Starting and growing a business can be exhilarating, exciting and it can also drive us to put our well-being at the very bottom of the to do list.

In this month's editon of PRECIOUS Nights we'll be discussing the steps we can take to guard ourselves from burn out and overflow.

How do we protect our mental and physical wellbeing whilst working to build the life, business or career that we want.

And as a woman of colour with a business in the modern well-being space, how do we ensure our voice and brand is seen and heard?

Join us and our panel of incredible women for this important conversation.

PRECIOUS Nights is a monthly event that gives you the opportunity to hear previous winners and inspiring women from the wider PRECIOUS community, share the highs, lows and lessons of their business journey, give actionable tips and advice.

It's about connecting and community in a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation. Come and be inspired and build your network with new contacts and friends.

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Kayleigh Benoit

Kayleigh Benoit is the founder of award winning fashion brand BIND London.

Kayleigh left her ten year teaching career to launch her high fashion sportswear brand and, inspired by her fitness and natural hair journey, designed a headwear collection that promotes inclusivity in the fitness and wellness space.

BIND London has been seen on BBCs Strictly Come Dancing, worn by AJ Odudu, Perri Edwards, Kamille, and Mariah Idrissi. It has been featured in The Guardian, Forbes, Stylist, The Metro and BBC Radio London.

Kayleigh successfully raised over £10,000 to launch BIND London, six weeks into the pandemic with no samples or products. Kayleigh also conducts workshops and masterclasses on entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, wellbeing and natural hair.

She has spoken at numerous organisations and membership groups including AllBright, Aspiring Heads, and Self Made. Kayleigh is a huge advocate for paying back the knowledge she has learned back into the community, in order to bring others up. Her mission is to make entrepreneurship accessible to all, especially black women. She actively does this through her delivery of keynotes, workshops and panels, articles, and social media.

Bind London won The Start Up Business of the Year at the 2021 PRECIOUS Awards.

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Subira Jones

Subira Jones a.k.a The Corporate Hippie, is a Burnout Prevention Consultant, Lifestyle strategist and founder of MPWRD Consulting

From completing her degree with her mum in a coma, to being diagnosed with a chronic illness early into her investment career…if there were a pageant for Burnout, Subira would have been crowned queen for four consecutive years!

Being a former stress addict, Subira created “The Burnout Free Lifestyle” to regain her health and elevate her life from surviving, to living and now thriving.

The Burnout Free Lifestyle allowed her to put an end to the disabling symptoms she had been experiencing for over 2 years with no medical intervention.

With a vision to support talented professionals pursue their professional aspirations without sacrificing their health and vitality, she founded MPWRD Consulting. (MPWRD pronounced empowered).

As a certified millennial burnout coach, Corporate Burnout Prevention Consultant, and keynote speaker, Subira is on a mission to prevent an epidemic of burnout professionals.

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Lorraine Russell

Lorraine is a Qualified L3 Personal Trainer and Nutritionist and the founder of NoireFitFest, the UKs first Black wellness and fitness festival.NoireFitFest was set up to provide Black fitness and wellness professionals with a platform of visibility, and inspire health, fitness and wellness goals within the wider Black community.

Lorraine decided to pursue a career in the fitness industry after turning her life around after years of battling with her own weight issues.

Hailing from a very sporty family, Lorraine always had a love of sport, taking up many sports as a child into her teens years, ranging from swimming, judo, to running track. However, like many teenagers, once puberty hit, and being left to her own devices to eat unlimited unhealthy foods during her time in secondary school, Lorraine’s weight began to spiral out of control.

She struggled to lose weight, even though she was still very active in her sporting activities. After a number of years of being dissatisfied with her health and fitness, Lorraine decided to make significant changes to the way she trained and ate.

She began documenting her progress via her social media platforms, gaining attention from followers who asked if she could train them. The requests soon helped her reach two significant decisions in her life. One was to qualify as a personal trainer, the other was to compete in a bodybuilding show.

Now Lorraine uses her knowledge and experience to teach her clients about making fitness a part of their lifestyle.

Our host for the evening is Foluke Akinlose MBE, founder of PRECIOUS.

Foluke set up the PRECIOUS platform in 1999 to champion ambitious women of colour and help build their professional networks and visibility.


Name: PRECIOUS Nights: The Business of Wellbeing
Where: Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: , 18:30 - 20:30
Price: £12.62
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