Floella Benjamin

Floella Benjamin | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Floella Benjamin | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Actress, Writer, Campaigner, and Bafta Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Inspire change and promote inclusivity with Floella Benjamin, speaker, diversity advocate, and children's rights campaigner.
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Floella Benjamin | Speaker Biography

Presenter of "Playschool" for 12 years
Author of "Coming to England"
Advocate for children's rights and diversity

Baroness Floella Benjamin is a pioneering actor, writer, and campaigner renowned for her tireless advocacy of diversity and inclusion. As a Windrush child, she arrived in England at the age of ten and experienced a profound culture shock. Despite facing financial hardship and being unable to continue her education beyond the age of 16, Floella persevered and embarked on a journey of self-education. While working at a bank, she attended night school to obtain her A-levels. However, she soon realized that her aspirations of becoming a bank manager were unattainable in the Britain of that time.

Taking a leap of faith, Floella auditioned for a national tour of a highly successful musical and never looked back. She subsequently appeared in stage musicals and television shows, most notably the beloved program Playschool, where she served as a presenter for an impressive 12 years. Floella also established herself as an acclaimed author, with her book "Coming to England" receiving numerous awards and her biography "What Are You Doing Here?" gaining recognition in the Parliamentary Book Awards.

Floella's passion lies in inspiring children and young people. Through programs such as Touching Success, she connects them with role models and advocates for greater representation in children's literature. Her relentless advocacy for children's rights culminated in the establishment of a minister for children, a significant accomplishment in her 25 years of campaigning.

As a speaker, Floella shares captivating personal anecdotes and speaks candidly about the paramount importance of diversity and inclusion in the media. Her resilience and accomplishments, including receiving a Damehood and being elevated to the position of Baroness, render her an invaluable voice for inspiring change and promoting inclusivity.

To book Baroness Floella Benjamin for your next event, please contact PepTalk. With her captivating speaking style, positive mindset, and a wealth of inspiring stories to share, she is sure to leave a lasting impact.

Why Should You Book Floella Benjamin?

Book Baroness Floella Benjamin as a speaker to inspire your team with her compelling journey from Windrush child to acclaimed actor, author, and campaigner. Her powerful advocacy for diversity and inclusion, combined with her resilience and achievements, will motivate and empower your audience. Don't miss the chance to bring her transformative insights and positive energy to your event.

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