Speakers and Workshop Leaders
Elle Osili-Wood will be presenting our Awards Ceremony live on stage at the Cinema Museum, which will be livestreamed for Online Passholders. Elle is an award-winning television presenter, specialising in entertainment. A warm, joyful on-screen presence, she has been named a BAFTA Breakthrough for her work at the BBC, and nominated for an ARIA as a presenter of Radio 4's flagship arts show, Front Row, which she regularly hosts. Elle is also a red carpet reporter for Netflix, BAFTA and Channel 4, and a celebrated video games presenter and awards host who has hosted the BAFTA Games Awards.
Ayshah Tull will be making GGMFF's keynote speech live on stage at the Cinema Museum, which will be livestreamed for Online Passholders. Ayshah is a presenter and journalist for Channel 4 News. She received a BAFTA nomination for the first C4 News show that she presented, Black to Front, described as a "ground-breaking" TV first. She led coverage from the Caribbean on the death of Queen Elizabeth II, reported on the 2020 US Elections, and reported throughout the Covid pandemic. Previously a BBC Newsround Presenter, Ayshah has won four awards for her journalism with C4 News.
Tracy Forsyth will be delivering her 7 Steps to Being Fearlessly You workshop to in-person attendees at the Cinema Museum. She is a renowned coach working with senior talent in the creative industries. With a 30-year track record as a producer/director, TV commissioner, senior global leader and board advisor to media companies, she has a wealth of experience and expertise to share. As founder of Fast Track to Fearless her mission is to empower you with the confidence and self-belief to be fearless about who you are, what you want and the tools and techniques to get it.
Tamara Jacobs is a Content Strategy Consultant who helped launch the UK chapter of GGM back in 2014. She has over 15 years of experience in digital marketing, 7 of which were spent in Reuters custom content studio, helping brands find and tell their stories to their target audiences. She is passionate about helping young women identify the stories that move them and speak to their own realities, and then to share those stories with the world so that they can inspire others. She will be running a two-part workshop, Finding your Voice and Developing your Story, for in-person attendees at the Cinema Museum.
Kate Samuelson is editor-in-chief at The Know, the female-founded media company on a mission to help everyone start their day feeling informed and hopeful. Kate She is running a workshop, How to Feel Better About the News, for in-person attendees at the Cinema Museum. A true newsletter fanatic, Kate has her own weekly newsletter - Cheapskate London - which curates the capital’s best free events and was the winner of Women in Journalism’s Georgina Henry Award for Innovation in 2022. Prior to joining The Know, Kate worked at The Week, the women’s charity ActionAid UK and Time magazine.
GGM UK’s Youth Ambassador and a GGM UK Trustee, Aisha was one of GGM UK’s first training cohort in 2016. She was selected for the Grierson DocLab and was part of Channel 4’s Production Trainee Scheme, working at The Garden Productions. She is now a freelance Assistant Producer and has worked on programmes such as The Apprentice, Life & Birth and Dragons’ Den. Aisha will be participating in an inspirational panel talk with fellow GlobalGirls, live on stage and livestreamed for Online Passholders.
Dila will be participating in an inspirational panel talk with fellow GlobalGirls, live on stage and livestreamed for Online Passholders. She trained with the GGM UK Academy in 2020. Now as a trustee for GGM UK, she heads up the Marketing and Communications subcommittee. She has co-produced the GGM UK Podcast, and produced two documentaries since GGM UK: on the BLM movement in her hometown and COP-26. Dila achieved a First for her MA in Economics from The University of Edinburgh, in 2022, and is currently working in Digital & Technology.
Jorja is a GGM UK trustee and member of the Marketing team. She will be participating in an inspirational panel talk with fellow GlobalGirls, live on stage and livestreamed for Online Passholders. She was a part of the 2016 GGM cohort. She graduated in 2023 with a First from University of Warwick. She also studied in Canada, where she created two short documentaries, The Historical and Political Insurgence of Barbados' Republicanism and Navigating Imposter Syndrome. She also participated in local radio channels in the UK and Canada, discussing socio-political issues.
Dani is an alumna of GGM UK’s Summer Academy of 2019 and went on to become their podcast coordinator and editor of their blog. She currently works as a social media journalist at PA Media, the national news agency for the UK, where she is the content planner of the team. She regularly sources and writes original stories and champions the voices of women and ethnic minorities in the media. She is now a trustee at GGM UK, with the aim of encouraging females and women of colour to enter the media industry by serving as a mentor. She will be part of the GlobalGirl panel talk, live on stage and livestreamed for Online Passholders.