Generation Success Summer Connect Party 2018
Celebrating James Adeleke’s wonderful work throughout the
year and a toast to the future.
On Friday the 20 th July, Generation Success hosted their Summer Connect Party in London Borough. The
evening was incredible! It provided today’s aspiring and dedicated youths with the opportunity to interact
with one another whilst also learning from some of the UK’s finest business experts on how to succeed
within their chosen career paths and to surpass any barriers that may stand in their way. This of course
was geared up with endless opening drinks & snacks and delicious moroccan food and live DJ which
summed up to a perfect evening with beautiful rooftop views.
Generation Success is a not-for-profit organisation founded upon the principal that one’s career and
professional potential should not be limited and hindered by their birth. Founder and Managing Director
James Adeleke built Generation Success from the rubble and debris, which covered the streets of London
following the riots in the summer of 2011. James proudly speaks of how the tabloids ceaseless labeling of
today’s youths as being a “lost generation” inspired him to create a generation of success. The Summer
Connect Party was a brilliant opportunity for James to interact with all the attendees and discover their
diverse dreams, and how he can help them. James’ motivational vigour, warm personality and genuine
desire to aid and better lives truly shone through on the evening.
The beginning of the event spawned by the introduction of our Guest Speakers and Mentors by our Founder
Mr.James Adeleke and later geared up with a series of speeches from guests of honours- Dr.Yvonne
Thompson CBE, Anastasia Petrova (Strategic Director,Pitney Bowes), Jennifer Garrett (Award winning
Career Coach,Author&TEDx speaker), Ursula Henry(Director of operations,BSB), Sajna Rahman(Sodexo)
and others each of whom shared their personal success stories ,career journeys and the skills and
attributes that have helped them thrive professionally each aiming at supporting and developing future
aspirations of Generation success brand values.Each of them took the podium to proudly pledge their
support and loyalty towards Generation Success whilst relentlessly reminding our audience that their
dreams are never out of reach.
In addition, the evening also consisted of a very moving and touching speech by Naqi Halder Rizvi, Retail
Banking Analyst at Barclays speaking about "Disability is not same as Inability".A powerhouse of self belief
and confidence his disability never deterred him from achieving what he had aimed for. Another guest
speaker, James who recounted the turbulent times he encountered whilst he was setting up his
business.Both of them inspired our audience that despite everything that come thier way, sheer
determination to succeed made them make thier mark.They spoke highly about how Generation Success
and James Adeleke with the words beautifully captured for what Generation Success stands for and acts
as perfect example of how the movement changes lives.
We then felicitated our 17 Certificate winners for the respective categories-Champion of Generation
Success,Providing knowledge and expertise to advance Generation Success,Founding Member,Mentoring
a future leade,rMost inspirational member,Outstanding Mentor,Corporate Partner Award and the
Outstanding & Longest Volunteer Award.Following the speeches, attendees were welcomed onto the top
floor of the Borough Offices and were accompanied by a live DJ,awesome morrocan food and refreshing
drinks and were given the opportunity to interact with one another whilst enjoying the beautiful sights
that London has to offer.
Celebrating diversity and championing inclusion is integral to Generation Success. The very nature of GS
event is to bring together the career aspirants and mentors to build meaningful connections and necessary
guidance and for an understanding of each other’s cultures and ways of life.GS reflects commitment to
ensure we continuously support an individual’s development and career aspiration and progression which
should not be disadvantaged by the background.
The Summer Connect Party 2017 was an amazing event- welcoming, encouraging and the emboldening
atmosphere that marked an unforgettable evening. This was my first summer party with Generation
Success and I already can’t wait for the next one!
If you have something you'd like to share or become our guest blogger,please do get in touch with Swati
Rekha by e-mail at- email@example.com.
We are currently hosting our series of Inclusion and other Mentorship Programs and Events. Please get in
touch at www.generation-success.com to book your spaces or to be a Volunteer.