About Us

Unique services

Our Approach

We offer great solutions to accomplish our goals


To encourage black professionals in HR the opportunity to support each other through coaching and mentorship.


We support membership growth through curated content to support the growth of members.


We support diverse recruitment campaigns by promoting job opportunities to our members and support organizations.


We support organisations and individuals to improve their equity, diversity and inclusion strategies through policy development.


Through our online forum, we provide a comfortable environment where like minds share ideas and knowledge.


Our Team

Have an insight on our selected team members

Adese Okojie


Adese is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and has over a decade of Human Resources and transformation experience. She has supported both the private and public sector and more recently focusing on HR consultancy and coaching.

Dumebi Okonji

Social Media Manager/Brand strategist

Dumebi is a creative marketing communications expert whose core experience and focus cut across many areas, she manages the social media handles and creates strategies on how to grow BWHR via Social media.

Babajide Padonu

IT & Communication Lead

Babajide has over 4 years experience in Engineering and is responsible for all aspect of information
technology and communications at BWHR.

Zeinab Saadeddin

Customer Support

Zeinab has over 2 years of experience in administration and research and is responsible for the customer support and research activities at BWHR

Our Advisory Team

Simon Hunt 

Managing Director Oakleaf US

Simon has 22 years of HR recruitment expertise. He was in HR recruitment for firms in Australia & London before becoming one of the founding members of the Oakleaf team at the beginning of 2006.

During his tenure at Oakleaf Simon has recruited HR professionals across all industry sectors as well as being integral in launching and developing all aspects of Oakleaf’s revenue streams.

In 2022 Simon launched Oakleaf in the US and now spends much of his time in New York where he delivers on senior mandates for the HR community as well as building Oakleaf’s brand in the US market.

He has always been passionate about supporting talent communities across the HR profession.

Frank Douglas

CEO at Caerus Executive

Frank Douglas is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Caerus Executive. In this short period, Caerus has established itself as one of the top consulting firms, focusing on HR strategy, talent management and diversity.

Sandy Lucas

Director of People & Culture at ISS UK&I

Sandy is Director of People & Culture at ISS UK&I. Her purpose is to make UK&I the Employer of Choice & Belonging within the Facilities Management industry whilst ensuring the health and welfare of the ISS employees remains a key priority.

Oliemata O’Donoghue

Regional Director Network– Financial Services

Oliemata has spent the last 22 years in the Financial Services Industry working in Banking and Finance.

Fiona Daniel

CEO & Founder FD2i

Fiona has over 25 years’ financial services experience and has held a range of roles within Retail and Wealth Management, Commercial Bank, Customer Experience and Learning and Development.

Bernadette Thompson OBE

Director of Inclusion for NHS Barts Health

Bernadette is the Associate Director of Inclusion for NHS Barts Health. Prior to this role, she spent 23 years in the Civil Service where she held a range of operational and HR roles.

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