Joanna Abeyie MBE

Blue Moon

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Speaker Biography

Joanna Abeyie MBE is a multi-award-winning social impact entrepreneur and champion of diversity, as well as an award-winning journalist and broadcaster. She is founder of Blue Moon, a flagship inclusive Executive Search Business and Diversity and Inclusion Consultancy Practice.

Joanna has spent the last 12 years increasing the employment diversity through inclusive hiring practices and launched her first charity, Elevation Networks Charitable Trust, aged 18. Following this, she started Social Enterprise Shine Media, placing over 3000 people from diverse backgrounds into work within the creative industries.

She is a Non-Exec Director for Investors in People, a Trustee for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, and the first and only black person to be made a Trustee and Director of The Media Society.

Joanna was awarded an MBE in the 2020 New Year’s Honours list for her services to diversity and inclusion in the creative and media industries.