Annika Allen is Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for super indie All3Media Group.
In this role Annika is responsible for delivering the Group’s DE&I strategy working with its production companies, HR and talent teams and building external stakeholder relationships.
Annika is an award-winning speaker, broadcaster and podcast host and is passionate about championing diversity, empowering women and sharing and amplifying stories from underrepresented voices, breaking down barriers and helping others to fulfil their potential.
Prior to this she worked in Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Barclays, creating an allies toolkit to help colleagues feel they belong. She designed a webcast/podcast series called Courageous Conversations to encourage colleagues to listen to, learn from each other, and speak up in constructive ways. Prior to working at Barclays, Annika’s communications background led her to a career that spanned journalism, content, and TV production. She worked on entertainment and reality formats, on shows that appeared on the BBC, Channel 4 to MTV.
If that isn’t enough, she also co-founded The Black Magic Awards – an annual awards ceremony that celebrates, honours the changemakers and the trailblazers in the Black community and provides a platform for stories of triumph and shining a light on Black role models. This event creates a space for people to see what’s possible and inspires the next generation of talent. She also sits on the advisory board for UK Black Business Week and the Birmingham Black Business Show.