About #ISSAMOVEMENT

#ISSAMOVEMENT is literally that! A movement started to create a shift within black communities around the world. We aim to change mindsets, create a greater sense of community amongst black people and empower more black people to provoke change for future generations.

Meet the Team

Founder & CEO

I’m Paula, I’m 24 years old and aside from my various side hustles, I’m a Senior Digital Marketing Executive at a European Media company.#Issamovement was born, quite suddenly, out of my frustrations with the black community. Although things are changing, I feel that as a community we aren’t really striving to achieve our full potential.

Head of Events

My name is Jane (without the Y) originally from Ghana. I am 24 and currently working as a HR Specialist in the Army. I am also a part-time Law student at Birkbeck University.I am and always have been a glass half full kind of girl. I find that I am learning more about life, myself and my community in my twenties more than I ever did while I was in school.

Head of People

I am Lola, I’m 24 and currently studying the LPC as part of my training contract offer – in September I will start at my firm as a Trainee Solicitor.

This is quite a monumental and exciting point in my life and I want to share my experience and inspire others out there just like me (young, black, not necessarily privileged, doesn’t fit the ‘typical’ mould) through the #IssaMovement platform. I think giving back to the black community and empowering the younger generation that will be the leaders of tomorrow is so important.

Creative Lead

I’m Jayde-Olivia (with a Y), I’m 28 and work 9-5ish as a UI Designer at Sky and 5-9ish as a freelance designer.

I’m passionate about learning new things and paying it forward, it’s important for me to share my knowledge and experience with future generations. I see myself as ambitious and driven and would love for everyone to feel this way.