The NBWN is a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising the status and position of black women in all walks of life.

We provide dynamic initiatives, enabling women from diverse
backgrounds and occupations to develop strong professional and social contacts; high quality training and education programmes;
leadership and national recognition.


Angela Sarkis CBE

A self employed Management Consultant who has extensive experience working with public and voluntary sector organisations. Angela’s contracts include: Strategic Adviser to the Council of Ethnic Minorities Voluntary Organisations; Teacher Workload Adviser to the Department for Education & Skills and consultant on community regeneration and change management to a range of faith organisations. Prior to her present role, she was Chief Executive to the Church Urban Fund and Director to The Divert Trust. She has worked in the Probation Service and Family Services Units and has a great deal of knowledge in working with young people at risk and disadvantaged urban communities. This is put to good use, as she is involved in a number of voluntary activities and public services, including: Chair for the National Council Voluntary Organisation’s Diversity Project; Adviser for the Social Exclusion Unit; Trustee for the BBC Children in Need (1995-2002); Committee Member for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (Housing & Neighbourhood Committee) and Member of the Faith and Nation Enquiry for the Evangelical Alliance. Angela was awarded the CBE in 2000.

Public Appointments

* Commissioner for the House of Lords Appointments Commission since March 2000.

* Non Executive Director on the Correctional Services Board at the Home Office since September 2002.

* Governor for the BBC since October 2002.



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