A born and bred Wulfrunian Clare is passionate about Wolverhampton and promoting everything the city and its residents has to offer. A bid and tender writer by profession, for the past 12 years Clare has been a Magistrate in the Black Country on the Black Country Bench. Passionate about promoting women’s rights and gender equality, Clare is the founder of Fawcett West Midlands, a long standing director of Women of Wolverhampton, Founder and Chair of the Homeless Period – Wolverhampton, and was Chair of Wolverhampton Women’s Business Forum for a number of years.
In 2018, Clare applied for and was granted the licence for TEDxWolverhampton, with the aim of putting Wolverhampton on the map. As event Curator, Clare is responsible for bringing TEDxWolverhampton to life and ensuring attendees have a fantastic experience.
Website & TECHNICAL director
A digital doer and community activist, a believer in tech for good, James likes to mix these interests whenever possible. When he heard talk of a TEDxWolverhampton, he immediately knew this was something he’d like to be involved in. His favourite TED talks include Sir Ken Robinson’s ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ and Amanda Palmer’s ‘The Art of Asking’.
The opportunity to be involved in bringing TEDx to Wolverhampton, a place James has called home for 13 years and somewhere he loves, but feels suffers from a perception problem was too good to turn down. Building the website & dealing with anything tech related on the day seemed like an obvious use of his skills.
Zoe Mason is proud to be an advocate of her home town of Wolverhampton! Currently working at the University of Wolverhampton, she supports and develops community, school and public engagement within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education. Zoe is also a social historian for the area, and takes pride in researching the histories of Wolverhampton and the Black Countries past residents. Looking at Wolverhampton and the Black Countries past, alongside developing and inspiring the next generations into STEM careers creates an extensive timeline for research, and thoroughly supports her passion to support and develop a sustainable and unlock a strengthened industrial future for its residents.
When she heard TEDx was coming to her home town, how could she not be involved!
Social Media director
Simon, a skilled creative director in social media and web design, utilizes photography, videography, and graphic design. Partnering with TEDx Wolverhampton offers a unique opportunity to collaborate with diverse industry experts, curate inspirational content, and promote career and personal growth, fostering a culture of professional and personal development.
Anju is a passionate leader, mother, guest podcaster, school governor, guest lecturer at university, coach and mentor, and public sector worker who works in environmental health, health and wellbeing, and engagement and communications. One of Anju’s core values is growth for herself and those around her. So volunteering for TEDxWolverhampton is aligned to her passions, ensuring the event is enlightening, informative, and provides an opportunity to network with great minds in our wonderful city!
By day Anil works as an accounting advisory consultant, collaborating with vibrant businesses and the PE community to unlock growth for business owners. He believes in generating value for businesses by being a true market disruptor. These are the same values Anil is keen to bring to TEDxWolverhampton. He wants to extend our reach so everyone across Wolverhampton has the opportunity to attend, learn, grow and further strengthen Wolverhampton’s diverse community network.
On weekends, Anil spends his time DJing at private events, bars and brunches. Keep an eye out for him across bars in Wolverhampton. He’s looking forward to putting his event production knowledge to good use.
Anil loves that TEDx has partnered up with Wolverhampton and looks forward to collaborating towards a common goal of levelling up our city and building a community focused on innovation, learning and growth.