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We are a community of individuals and organisations working together to reduce the barriers faced by Black female professionals aspiring for senior leadership and board level positions. 

We don't believe in waiting for change to happen. We believe in accelerating change together

We believe that, together, Black female professionals and Allies can create more diverse and inclusive work environments.

Who we are

She Leads for Legacy is a social enterprise, co-founded by a mother and daughter team, to champion the acceleration of Black female professionals to reach senior leadership and Board level roles within the workplace and across their communities.

Both co-founders are Black women working within the corporate sector and have first-hand experience of the lack of representation of Black women in decision-making roles.

Who we are

Our Vision

We aim to build a network of Black female professionals and allies -convening around 3 key pillars:

Connectivity | bringing women and allies together in safe spaces for networking and relationship building.

Learning and Development | providing professional development programmes to both support Black women to advance their careers and to increase the awareness of allies of the challenges faced by Black women in the workplace.

Influence | capture and articulate the collective voice of our community to influence local policy decisions that impact Black women at work and increase the visibility and influence of Black women in the workplace and society.

Meet The Team


Sharon Amesu

Hi, I'm Sharon,  co-founder of She Leads: For Legacy and one part of this mother and daughter team.


In a former life I was a Criminal Barrister for 16 years. I now run a consultancy delivering leadership development, executive coaching and diversity and inclusion training.


I'm a passionate advocate for race and gender equality in the workplace.

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Afiya Amesu

Hi, I'm Afiya,  co-founder of She Leads: For Legacy and the other part of this mother and daughter team.


I've just completed the Postgraduate Course for Barristers and I am due to commence pupillage in October 2022. 


In my work with community groups I have seen how many of my black female peers face barriers that limit their access to so many opportunities.

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Dammy Olatoye

Hi, I’m Dammy, a freelance copywriter and self-confessed ‘word addict.’  When I’m not moonlighting as a copywriter, I work as a Business Development Officer for a national charity in the UK.


I am on my journey of discovering where I fit in the market place as a black woman and enjoy the privilege of using my writing to inform, enthuse and inspire other black women along on their journey.

Join us today!

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