Leading Ladies #BreaktheBias

Hosted by Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Location: Malmaison Hotel

Date & Time

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2022 at 08:30 - 10:30

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£25 (members) | £35 (non members)

Join us for breakfast this International Women's Day as we hear from Bayile Adeoti, Director at Dechomai. 


Our Leading Ladies series hears from some of the nation's inspiring female entrepreneurs. We learn more about their career and lessons learnt along the way. The series is open to all and not aimed solely at a female audience, our Leading Ladies can inspire the most senior of business people across the region. 

Bayile, who will be joining us virtually, will be accompanied by two of the regions leading female entrepreneurs for a panel Q&A session at the end of the event. Come learn more from these inspiring Leading Ladies as we #BreaktheBias.

Bayile Adeoti, Dechomai

Bayile is a social entrepreneur and project manager with 12 years of experience in the hospitality industry in various roles in marketing,operations and consulting, chief of them being Operations Consultant for various hospitality establishments. She holds various Management and Leadership qualifications.

Her experiences led her to start Dechomai in 2015; a social enterprise empowering Black and Minority Ethnic women with leadership and entrepreneurial skills so they can be financially independent.

She has a passion for developing and coaching young black and ethnic minority women into leaders and change makers and serves on the Advisory Board of many BME businesses as well as being Vice President for the Scottish Women in Business, Young Enterprise Scotland Alumni Board member, Women’s Enterprise Scotland Ambassador 

Panel Members

Leonie Bell, Director, V&A Dundee

Leonie Bell has been Director of V&A Dundee, Scotland’s design museum, since October 2020. As Director, she is responsible for leading the organisation from its spectacular home in Dundee’s reimagined waterfront, for delivering the museum’s vision to inspire and empower through design, and for championing design and designers and the infinite possibilities they bring as catalysts of creativity and change.

Leonie works closely with the Board, museum team, stakeholders and partners to ensure that V&A Dundee continues to grow as a world-class design museum, is an everyday part of life in Dundee, welcomes visitors from around the world, and runs programmes that reach out across Dundee, Scotland, the UK and the world, generating joy and sparking curiosity in design.

Leonie has had a wide variety of leadership roles from the Future Paisley Partnership at Renfrewshire Council, Scottish Government, Creative Scotland and The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture, Design and the City.

She is also a trustee of the Edinburgh International Festival, a Design Economy Ambassador for the Design Council, member of the Theophano Foundation’s Prize Advisory Council, and an Honorary Professor of Design at the University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.

Jill Kerr, Group Chief Executive Officer, Balhousie Care Group

Event location

Malmaison Hotel

44 Whitehall Crescent

Dundee, DD1 4AY

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