I believe it is because I go above and beyond for other at all times by trying to set a positive example to others. The way in which I do this is that I get up and do instead of just get up and talk about what I am going to do. Nothing changes without action and I try and show people there are no such things as an excuse when things need to happen. I show people that you can achieve so much if you want to and that is by showing them how multitasking is possible and effect if done right. For example:

  1. a) I have just been donated a double decker bus by National Express West Midlands so that I can turn into a facility to feed and upskill the homeless.
  2. b) At the same time, I have created the Remove the Shame and Guilt Conference for women that have gone through or continue to go through physical violence and or emotional abuse. This conference is also for those that want t support these women or help signpost them as well as get a deeper understanding of what they go through. I have managed to get the support of Birmingham City University and I have subsidised the lunch for the women and only charged £5. There are free workshops and a panelist discussion with an anonymous box where these ladies can put their questions and any comments or statements they have been to afraid for so long to ask.
  3. c) Whilst I am facilitating the two above I also am a delivering partner for Seek for Change that deals with ladies from varying backgrounds such as sex trafficking, domestic violence, and honor-based abuse by delivering confidence building workshops to them.
  4. d) I also am an international motivational speaker in India at the Women’s Economic Forum and at the same time awarded with the Iconic Woman- Creating a Difference For All Award.
  5. e) I also own my own personal development training company Training Personified trainingpersonified.com I have delivered to corporates such as Lloyds Bank Group (150 in a room) and also private business owner clients on a 1-2-1 basis.
  6. f) I am also the Founder of the Midlands Business and Community Charity Awards to recognise unsung heroes in the business and community worlds where we give all the profits back to charity. We all get involved voluntarily.
  7. g) I am on the Birmingham Business Board for the NSPCC
  8. h) I am the ambassador for the Women and Families Resource Centre in Wolverhampton
  9. I) A champion for Include Me Too disability Charity
  10. j) I also get asked to host many different events
  11. g) I speak in schools for EmployabilityUK on resilience and self-motivation as well as entrepreneurship.

All the above I do all at the same time to prove it can be done and all to make a difference in the world and genuinely lead by example.

This is all after I took the Jamaican Government to court and won on all counts and they had to pay me out. This all surrounding the brutal murder of my father. I persevered even after I was receiving death threats and that is when Gavin Williamson MP stepped in who at the time was David Cameron’s Parliamentary secretary and he chaired a meeting for me at the Foreign Office. Not long after one of the murderers received 40 years to life. The MP literally saved my life and that is why I created the MBCC Awards to create a platform to personally say thank you and at the same time give others that platform to say thank you to their unsung hero in their life.. Online articles below:-

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/crime/death-in-paradise-daughter-wins-unfair-dismissal-case-1-6875023

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/daughter-fought-4-years-justice-8456592

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2779579/British-marketing-rep-sacked-Jamaican-Tourist-Board-Facebook-outburst-father-s-machete-murder-island-wins-case-unfair-dismissal.html

And also as against all odds, I persevered and stood up for what is right and try and do the right thing by others as I truly believe in do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

I am constantly told that I inspire people and that I encourage them through what I do for them to push through either their adversity or simply their day to day life. I have received many written, verbal and video testimonials to back this up. Attached a couple of testimonials.

I am changing lives through the Removing The Shame and Guilt Conference, and also through the MBCC Awards and also all the initiatives I do.  @rsgsurvivors www.midlandsbccawards.co.uk

This video will give you an insight into devastating tragedy I suffered

I was told by my teachers I would amount to be nothing and defied them by obtaining a Masters in Tourism Management.

I was then raped in my own home in my twenties, and the perpetrator served 33 years in prison for this crime.

My father was brutally murdered on the morning I was also due to arrive to be with him.

I had death threats which Staffordshire police substantiated and sent evidence to the British Foreign Office

I was unfairly sacked and told I could not have time off in order to grieve for my father or to attend his funeral. I was harassed continuously by my then employers whilst also being 5 months pregnant.

To send out a message to all those that bully people that the bullies never win. It will also prove to everyone that sheer determination, resilience and believing in what is right will eventually turn around positively.
I like to try and inspire all those that follow me and continually connect with me telling me how inspirational I am to obtain ‘HOPE’ by the positive example I set.

After all the trauma I have been through throughout my life I want to show others that their adversity or failure is success in disguise but it is the way you change it around in your mindset. I also do what I do to carry on my fathers legacy as he started the first West Indian Caribbean Community Centre in Preston with his friends from my grandmothers living room and they dedicated their life to supporting the local community. By persevering and continually doing what I do then my dad has not died in vein; that this story will go on to help encourage and motivate others.

More Links

https://www.blackcountrychamber.co.uk/bccc-news/item/3036-zoe-bennett-announced-as-most-influential-businesswomen-2016

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/crime/inquest-brings-closure-for-machete-victim-s-family-1-7943994

http://saavnvideo.com/watch/loLK0j8E46Q/zoe-bennett-exclusive-interview-the-sylbourne-show.html

http://saavnvideo.com/watch/z1FdPGbVlp4/zoe-bennett-exclusive-interview-part-2-the-sylbourne-show.html