Kenny and Burphy listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2022

Kenny & Burphy Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2022

Great news to start the month. Forbes 30 under 30 Europe lists Amos Alumni, Kenny Imafidon and Burphy Zumu under the category of Social Impact.

The list recognises the top 30 most impactful entrepreneurs under the age of 30 in Europe. It shows the power young leaders have to transform business and society.

Both Kenny and Burphy are humbled to be named on the list. Kenny commented on social media, “It’s always a blessing to be recognised for the work that we do. Although we don’t do it for the recognition, but to make an impact.” Burphy echoed his sentiments, “It is truly a blessing to be recognised in such a manner. Even more so in the month that marks an important anniversary for us!”

Burphy and Kenny, along with Leonie Bellio founded ClearView Research in May 2015. The company specialises in working with groups that are usually underrepresented in research.

Here at The AMOS Bursary, we have first-hand experience of the social impact of these two young men from our 2010 and 2012 cohorts. They both serve as “big brothers” to our younger students, motivating and supporting them on their journeys. They are also regular speakers on the AMOS Excellence Programme, offering insights from their personal experiences. Most recently they have taken the AMOS Bursary value of community spirit to the next level, as ClearView Research has become one of our corporate partners.

Forbes says, “The 30 Under 30 offers an annual opportunity to embrace the optimism, inventiveness and boldness of youth.” We say they couldn’t have picked two better people to represent those values than Burphy Zumu and Kenny Imafidon.

Find out how you too can become an AMOS Bursary Corporate Partner here https://www.amosbursary.org.uk/partners/

Discover more about the impactful work of ClearView Research on their website https://www.clearviewresearch.co.uk/

Check out the full list of 30 under 30 Europe 2022 honourees here https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30/2022/europe/

Happy International Women’s Day

Our AMOS Bursary Sister Circle began in 2021 with the first female cohort. We are privileged to be a part of an inspirational network of black women from the AMOS Bursary staff, associates, committee members, supporters and donors whose aim is to build us up to be the leaders of tomorrow.

As young black women, this incredible support system helps address and challenge all and any limiting beliefs and strives to empower us to be the best that we can be. Some of our discussions have included issues such as:

  • The importance of female friendships and how to cultivate them
  • Being confident in our abilities and building our self-esteem
  • How to speak our minds and stay firm in our convictions
  • Confident and success in male-dominated environments
  • Maintaining our mental wellbeing
  • The fight against over-sexualisation
  • Helping people see that we can be both energetic and smart
  • How to deal with the barriers we face in society
  • Demystifying university life
  • Recognising the gaslighting of career vs. children
  • Debunking the stereotypes attached to women in the workplace
  • Articulating what it means to be a young black woman in today’s society and how that affects our life choices
  • Getting us excited about what lies ahead in the future

This International Women’s day for us is dedicated to celebrating the empowering exchange of ideas, encouragement, and motivation within our sisterhood.

The AMOS Sister Circle, we will #BreakTheBias

Kenny Behind BBC £10 million over 10 years

Kenny is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of ClearView Research Ltd, which specialises in research focussing on young people and underrepresented communities. The only black person on the board, In July he was instrumental in securing £10 million over 10 years making a difference to improve the lives of young black people in the UK. He said “I am excited about this new fund and I truly believe that this is the beginning of greater things to come as we continue on our mission to support children and young people most in need and create a greater focus on the challenges faced by young black people in the UK.”

In addition to his role on BBC Children in Need’s Board of Trustees, Kenny is a Trustee of several other charities, a member of the advisory board of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and co-founder of a prison programme called ‘My Brother’s Keeper’.

Unilever summer study programme

The Amos Bursary had the pleasure of partaking in a three-week, six session, virtual program, led by Unilever, geared towards understanding more about the FMCG market, the different functions within Unilever itself and a few sessions oriented around improving employability, self-development and wellbeing in the workplace.

One session allowed an in depth look into the departments at Unilever and how they operate. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions to gauge a team they’d suit best.

“I especially enjoyed learning about how Unilever is navigating the environmental impact of its products. The programme has definitely deepened my interest in entering the FMCG industry.” – Kojo Osei Kofi (2018 cohort)

“Unilever gave us advice on how to also improve our soft skills in the workplace, with sessions catering to improve health and wellbeing, as well as personality types and feedback. The experience was truly beneficial and every session was just a window (of opportunity) to learn something new!” – Samuel Olajugba (2019 cohort)

My personal takeaways come from the final three sessions, learning to analyse the components of my personality and better adapt my workstyle, understanding the correct environment to give constructive feedback and to better tailor my CV to the role I apply for.

Ayo Olubode, University of Warwick

Ivan at Google Deepmind

Around this exact time last year, I shared the most amazing news. DeepMind Health had offered to sponsor my MSc studies, with an accompanying offer to join the company as an intern once my studies had finished. One year later, MSc completed and internship complete, it feels only fitting to complete this chapter as it started — with a blog post. This time, though, I’ll be sharing a brief reflection on my experiences from this year, from analysing complex health data for the first time to understanding how DeepMind functions from the inside.