Yvonne Field

Fellow’s Profile

Yvonne Field

Fellow’s Profile

Yvonne Field

Ubele: creating future community-based leaders from the African-Caribbean community

Fellowship

Focus

Developing the leadership skills of Black communities through enterprise

Fellowship year

2012

Locality

London

Biography

I am the founder and CEO of The Ubele Initiative. I am an entrepreneur designing and facilitating organisational learning and development programmes, change management interventions as service reviews, as well as working with youth services, social care and health systems. I established and worked with a consultancy and training company for 15 years, and have advised regional and national government on enterprise development for women and Black and Minoritised communities. I have postgraduate degrees and professional qualifications in community and youth work, teaching and social work. I have also been on the boards of charitable trusts, I am a Fellow of the Institute for Learning and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. As a Churchill Fellow, I travelled to Atlanta in Georgia and to New Zealand to explore social leadership development in African-American communities, and community enterprise and the transfer of indigenous knowledge inter-generationally within the Maori community. The Fellowship acted as a catalyst for the development of The Ubele Initiative, which has been at the forefront of supporting Black and Minoritised communities nationally during Covid-19.

Activity

Fellows' updatesJune 2021 Fellow's update: Yvonne Field

Social enterprise founder Yvonne Field (CF 2012) has secured a £50m investment from The National Lottery Community Fund to support black and minoritised community organisations across the UK. She achieved this in collaboration with Shane Ryan (CF 2018) and Derek Bardowell (CF 2014), as a partnership with her social enterprise The Ubele Initiative.

Disclaimer

All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.

Activity

Fellows' updatesJune 2021 Fellow's update: Yvonne Field

Social enterprise founder Yvonne Field (CF 2012) has secured a £50m investment from The National Lottery Community Fund to support black and minoritised community organisations across the UK. She achieved this in collaboration with Shane Ryan (CF 2018) and Derek Bardowell (CF 2014), as a partnership with her social enterprise The Ubele Initiative.

Disclaimer

All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.

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