An event with

Lauren Wesley Wilson in conversation with Andrea Thompson

What Do You Need? How Women of Color Can Take Ownership of Their Careers to Accelerate Their Path to Success

Wednesday 1st May 2024 at 7:00pm

Daunt Books Cheapside

Tickets £6.00


We are excited to welcome Lauren Wesley Wilson, an award-winning businesswoman and communication specialist, to discuss her new book What Do You Need? Lauren will be in conversation with the Editor in Chief at UK Marie Claire, Andrea Thompson.

What do you need? This question, as simple as it is powerful, is not often asked of women of colour. But the answer to this question could be the difference between dreaming of a successful life and living one.

In her ground-breaking book, founder and CEO of the multimillion-dollar communications company ColorComm Corporation, Lauren Wesley Wilson, reveals the unwritten rules that women of colour need to know to succeed in the workplace. In this book, Lauren – having been at the forefront of empowering women to become leaders and changemakers in business – draws from her own career experiences to provide you with the playbook you’ll need to advance to the C-Suite.

About the author: Lauren Wesley Wilson is an award-winning businesswoman, marketer, media spokesperson, strategist and the founder and CEO of ColorComm. Lauren served as a media strategist for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, was a communication strategist at crisis firm Qorvis/MSL, and oversaw media strategy and crisis communications for international governments and consumer brands. Her website is

Andrea Thomspon is the editor in chief of UK Marie Claire, where she is passionate about telling the stories of those often marginalised by the mainstream media and oversaw a feature about rape in the Congo that won the title an Amnesty Media Award. She also champions women’s empowerment, sustainability and diversity and regularly chairs events around these themes. She sits on the committee of the British Society of Magazine Editors where she looks after diversity and Inclusion and regularly mentors young women from under-represented communities trying to break into the media industry.

Event Details

Wednesday 1st May 2024 Event starts at 7:00pm

Venue address:

Daunt Books Cheapside
61 Cheapside,
London EC2V 6AX

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