Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE
Owner of ASAP Communications, and author of ‘7 Traits of Highly Successful Women on Boards’, Dr Yvonne Thompson has always shown an entrepreneurial flair. Originally from Guyana, she evolved from freelance writing for many music industry papers including Music Week and IPC weekly, to being Music Editor for the UK's first Black Monthly glossy magazine, Root, and founder and director of the UK's first Black Music radio station, Choice FM. She also has over 20 years’ experience on public sector boards including DTI's Ethnic Minority Business Forum, African Caribbean Business Network, and many others where she brings energy, experience, dedication, and change to and for many. Having made her mark in the UK she was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honour List in 2003 for her services to women, small business and minorities. Ms Thompson has been hailed as a role model in the Black community in the UK and Europe and for women in general wanting to start their own business.