JUNE SARPONG

FOUNDER

JUNE HAS enjoyed a 15-year career which has already seen her become one of the most
recognizable faces of British television, as well as being one of the UK’s most intelligent
and dynamic young hosts. June is a media phenomenon and is the only host of her
generation that is equally comfortable interviewing politicians, celebrities and members
of the public.

 

June has also taken on the world’s most challenging live audiences, hosting 2005’s
major Make Poverty History event in London’s Trafalgar Square and presenting at the UK leg of Live Earth in 2007. In 2008 alongside Will Smith she also hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday celebrations in front of 30,000 people in London’s Hyde Park. June is passionate about giving back, she has worked extensively with HRH Prince Charles for
fifteen years as an ambassador for his charity the Prince’s Trust, she also campaigns for The One, Product (RED) and The White Ribbon Alliance. 

 

June was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) on the Queens 2007 new years honours list for her services to broadcasting, philanthropy and charity, making her along with Princess Anne’s  daughter Zarah Phillips one of the youngest people to receive an MBE.

 

June is the Co-Founder of the WIE Network (Women:Inspiration & Enterprise). WIE first
launched in NYC in 2010 and is in it’s third year in the UK, WIE Africa launched earlier this year This acclaimed conference has featured leading speakers from a gamut of industries, previous speakers include: Sarah Brown, Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan, Queen Rania, Dr Jill Biden, Diane von Furstenberg, Nancy Pelosi, Iman, Lynn de Rothschild, Graca Machel, Joyce Banda and many more.

 

Alongside Mark Florman the CEO of the BVCA (British Venture Capital Association) June is the Co-Founder of the DNA Summit (Decide Now Act). The primary aim of DNA is to bring together some of the most innovative minds in the world to generate ideas and initiatives that will effect lasting social change by working together to tackle some of humanity’s most pressing issues.

 

This intimate invite only event has attracted some worlds leading, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, scientists and game changers. Participants include: Paul Allen, Patrice Motsepe, Sir Tim Berners Lee, Sir Bob Geldof, Mo Ibrahim, Jochen Zietz, Sir Richard Branson, Will-I-AM, Bianca Jagger, Van Jones, David de Rothschild, Jimmy Wales and many more.


June is currently based between NYC and London.
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