Afua Hagan (nee Adom)

Award-winning broadcaster, journalist and commentator

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MIX Diversity Developers - Afua Hagan
MIX Diversity Developers - Afua Hagan
  • Biography

    Opinionated, charismatic and provocative – Afua Hagan (nee Adom) is one of the leading voices on diversity in Britain.

    A TV News Anchor, Commentator, Journalist and award-winning Broadcaster, Afua is in high demand, regularly appearing on ITV’s This Morning, Good Morning Britain, Jeremy Vine on Channel 5, the BBC, Sky and CNN. She also appears on STV, Yanga! TV, TalkRadio and LBC and has been honoured for her work in Broadcasting by the Black Women in Business Awards. Afua is an excellent Diversity and Inclusion Keynote Speaker and Moderator.

    A passionate and experienced journalist, Afua hosted the TV show “Sustainable Energy” for CNBC, wrote a column for The Voice Newspaper and was Editor-in-Chief for Glam Africa Magazine.

    She moved to London from Glasgow aged 17 to study journalism at City University. After specialising in broadcast and music, Afua found herself working at T4 and PopWorld before moving on to the dizzy heights of 60 Minute Makeover on ITV. She grew bored of decorating strangers’ homes in an hour or under and made the leap to music publishing where she worked for Blue Mountain Music under the watchful and legendary eye of Chris Blackwell.

    Following her passion as a writer, Afua landed a job at Blackhair as Editorial Assistant, rising to be Editor after only a year. She became the Features Editor for Pride magazine and a Producer and Anchor for Arise News. After switching to ABN TV, she produced and presented the popular show Young & Rising and launched Entertainment Weekly. Afua is a great supporter of the UK and international music scene, especially in the world of Afrobeats and was the host of The A-List on The Beat 103.6FM.

    Afua is a brilliant keynote speaker covering issues such as Diversity, Black Lives Matter and Equality for Women and continues to work as an Event Host and Moderator.

    Afua lives and works in London. In her spare time she likes to make up dance routines with her daughter, have manicures and read crime novels.

    Key Topics:

    • Allyship
    • Cultural Diversity
    • Culture Change
    • Equal Pay
    • Inclusive Leadership
    • Intergenerational Leadership
    • Intersectionality
    • Mental Health
    • Race and Ethnicity
    • Unconscious Bias
    • Women in Leadership

    Available for:

    • Conference speaking
    • Keynote speaking
    • Virtual events
  • Client Feedback

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    “I just wanted to drop a quick note to say how fabulous Afua was. She really brought a fresh perspective, energy and positivity to the session.”

    Harprit Hockley
    NHS England
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    “Afua’s talk was great. The audience really appreciated her openness to share her experiences and we had some excellent questions. Afua answered them brilliantly.”

    Agatha Kennedy
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    “It’s rare that you come across such a standout talent as Afua. She often contributes to topics on shows across talkRADIO and has a reputation for being reliable, outspoken and a brilliant broadcaster. She has a thorough, eloquent and often feisty approach which is why she is so sought after. It’s always a pleasure to have her on the station.”

    Holly Keogh
    Producer
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    “Afua’s stories and experiences come from the heart and really hit home - how we all have a responsibility around racial equality as everyone deserves to be who they are.”

    Caroline Thomas
    Director of HR
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    “Afua, it was brilliant to hear your stories and experiences and to learn and understand more about Black History. Thank you again. Your talk helped to open minds.”

    Rachel Power
    Head of Internal Comms
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    “Afua, thank you so much again for taking the time to do the talk today. It was super useful for me in HR but also the whole team has been singing your praises on how great and insightful it was.”

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    “Very insightful and thought-provoking! Eye-opening, enlightening talk - thank you.”

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