Taking the group that steers the East Midlands young professionals’ network up to 13 people are Anthi Karyofylli and Shadelle Dickson-Morris, who are students at headline partner the University of Derby.
Anthi is studying business and management while running a small Instagram-based business selling handmade accessories – alongside a voluntary role as sales and marketing assistant for a friend’s company.
Law student Shadelle is embarking on a career change after previously working in healthcare. She aims to complete her LPC qualification after university and become a solicitor.
Professor Kamil Omoteso, pro vice-chancellor and dean of the College of Business, Law and Social Sciences at the University of Derby, said they were chosen from a field of top candidates after a rigorous selection and interview process.
“The appointment of Anthi and Shadelle to the Generation Next Champions Board is a significant new stage of our partnership with East Midlands Chamber on this brilliant initiative,” he said.
Generation Next is a support network for young professionals aged between 18 and 35 based in the East Midlands. Its membership package gives young workers access to its events programme – which connects delegates with likeminded individuals, as well as leading business professionals from across the region, to build their networks and skills. For more information on how to become a Generation Next member, click here.