June Sarpong

June Sarpong

June Sarpong MBE is a well-known television presenter and author, and her book Diversify, published in October, is a fierce call to arms to put the spotlight on groups who are often marginalised in our society, including women, those living with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community.

Diversify explains how a new approach to how we work, learn and live can help us reach our maximum potential, lessen the pressure on the state, and solve some of the most stubborn challenges we face.

June Sarpong, one of the star speakers at the 2018 Guernsey Literary Festival, has enjoyed a 20-year presenting career, in which she has become one of the most recognisable faces of British television, as well as being one of the UK’s most intelligent and dynamic hosts, comfortable interviewing politicians, celebrities and members of the public.

After living in America for eight years, June moved back to her hometown of London in 2015, and appeared as a panellist on ITV’s Loose Women. She is now a regular panellist on Sky News’ new weekly current affairs discussion show, The Pledge. She is also the co-founder of the WIE Network (Women: Inspiration & Enterprise).

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