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WCAN Interview – Mariam Jimoh

Founded by Mariam Jimoh in 2013, WCAN is a enterprise dedicated to the personal and professional development of black . WCAN specialises in working with black students and young professionals in the initiation and progression of their careers, and has become a household name for diversity platforms across the UK. WCAN hosts tailored events, specific to the requests of their 3500+ members, resulting in a mix of female leadership and personal development events alongside career and networking events.

Positioned as a platform for black women from as young as school girls to those well into their corporate careers, the ultimate aim of WCAN is to create a network of ambitious women and offer encouragement, development, and empowerment to all of their members. With from a number of corporate sponsors (including Goldman Sachs, White & Case, Slaughter and May, KPMG, Google and more), the organisation is able to create a unique marketplace. On one hand they offer diverse talent for firms and on the other, a service for their members including mentorship, CV / Cover Letter / Interview and support, networking, workshops, conferences, fast-tracking with their sponsors, personal development sessions and more…

As a non-profit, WCAN relies on support from corporates to help increase their offerings and further their agenda to create the next set of black female leaders. With the development of a platform (blog and podcast), technology and Diversity & Inclusion consulting to support their aims, WCAN has become a hub for black women across the UK.