Jamala Osman

Entrepreneur, poet and mental health advocate

Jamala Osman is a 26 year-old social entrepreneur and former bank manager at Barclays plc. She was one of the youngest bank managers in the country and was tasked with running her first branch at the age of 21.

Her dramatic turnaround from a challenging start in life led her to create pathways and programmes for other struggling individuals to help break down barriers. Jamala’s company helps organisations think differently about talent and recruit more sustainably. Winner of Great Britain and Ireland’s Young Citizen Award for 2018, and a previous TEDxLondon speaker herself, Jamala is on a mission to help bridge the gap between young talent and organisations

Jamala is passionate about using spoken word and sport to help break the stigma and raise awareness of mental health issues.

Favourite TED Talk:

Karl Lokko
Leading and leaving the London gang world

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