June has enjoyed a 20-year career which has already seen her become one of the most recognizable faces of British television, as well as being one of the UK’s most intelligent and dynamic young hosts. June is a media phenomenon and is the only host of her generation that is equally comfortable interviewing politicians, celebrities and members of the public.
June has also taken on the world’s most challenging live audiences, hosting 2005’s major Make Poverty History event in London’s Trafalgar Square and presenting at the UK leg of Live Earth in 2007. In 2008 alongside Will Smith she also hosted Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday celebrations in front of 30,000 people in London’s Hyde Park.
June has worked extensively with HRH Prince Charles for ten years as an ambassador for his charity the Prince’s Trust, she also campaigns for The One and Product (RED). June was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire) on the Queens 2007 new years honours list for her services to broadcasting and charity, making her along with Princess Anne’s daughter Zarah Phillips one of the youngest people to receive an MBE.
June is the Co-Founder of the WIE Network (Women:Inspiration & Enterprise). WIE first launched in NYC in 2010 and then in the UK in 2012. This acclaimed conference has featured leading speakers from a gamut of industries, previous speakers include: Sarah Brown, Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan, Queen Rania, Nancy Pelosi, Iman and many more.
June is a panellist on ITV’s flagship daytime show Loose Women and Sky News new weekly current affairs show “The Pledge”.
She is currently working on her first book “Diversify”, which will be released May 2017 on HQ – Harper Collins.
After living in America for 8 years, June is now living back in her hometown – London.
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Is it truly possible to live without prejudice?
And why should we want to?
Offering six stories, and six simple steps, Diversify explores the value we place on social packaging – how it shapes the way we see ourselves, determines who we become, and limits the opportunities available to us.
Most importantly, offers practical tools, empowering us to challenge those limitations, and diversify.
Combining sharp observations, fascinating case studies, and interviews with key political, cultural and business leaders, Diversify is a fierce, accessible, credible and proactive guide to how we can beat social division – and reach our potential as a society.
Written by June Sarpong MBE, with accompanying research from Dr Anthony Heath and Oxford University.
PUBLISHER: HQ, HarperCollins
PUBLICATION DATE: 24th August 2017