Jun 24, 2008

Paulette West

Paulette West has been recognised in The Queen's (Queen Elizabeth of England) Birthday Honours List for an MBE for services to Banking & Business for Black Minority Ethnic people.

Here is how Paulette describes herself:

I started out as a 16 year old typist for Barclays Bank and have worked there in Managerial Positions - last position was a High Performing Organisation Manager responsible for looking after 33 sites of Barclays Bank consisting of 1,500 Managers and staff in terms of cost challenge, improving customer service, performance improvement of staff, Management and procedures.

I am the CEO of g.a.p (growing aspiring people)

I am the Director of The Black Pound

I have organised numerous Employee Volunteering Schemes in the BME community - i.e. Schools - I set up a Reading Support Programme, Hospitals - Took kids who were HIV affected on outings, Organised Playground and Youth Centres Makovers amongst others

I am the Chair for the Social Welfare and Counselling at the African Caribbean Leadership Council
I have been the Regional London Leader for the Cultural Diversity Network in Barclays Bank

I am the Events Executive for the Black Fundraisers Network

I am the Chair for Ivy Entertainment - A Performing Arts Company

I am a Connector for Make Your Mark

I am an Ambassador for Spark/Make Your Mark - Womens Enterprise Network - Make Your Mark

I have raised over £250,000 for various different charities

I have written several articles for The Voice Newspaper and Engage Magazine

I act as a mentor to people starting up their own businesses, people within the community and young children

I am an Inspirational, Motivational Speaker

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