Let’s do Lunch Network | Open for Business: Video Content and Social Media Marketing with Ivolution Productions

Video content is the key marketing trend of 2018.

It’s an effective great way of engaging with your customers, clients and new audiences. More consumers are interacting with videos today than ever before. So it made perfect sense for me to partner with a professional filmmaker to add another dimension to the Let’s do Lunch Network… And I couldn’t be more excited about it! Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch Network | Invest In Diversity, or Continue to Perpetuate a cycle of Inequality

There’s a lot of talk around diversity happening

Yet the talk doesn’t seem to be transending into action, especially when it comes to race equality agendas such as representation of intersectional black women in senior positions of various industries. I run a platform Diversity Matters which unapologetically leads with race when tackling diversity for 2 simple reasons; race is usually the most uncomfortable of the diversity categories to speak about – often left unaddressed in the workplace in hope that avoiding it means avoid facing any issues around it (actually does the reverse in damaging degrees), and secondly, race is the only diversity category which represents those most marginalised right across the diversity categories (when was the last time views of black trans women were discussed in the workplace, black people with disabilities represented in media? And for the record, a white man isn’t the only representation LGBTQ).

Representation matters, so investing in race agendas is investing in diversity. Continue reading

Let’s do Lunch | Pretty in Pink: Glammed Up with Pride for the First Black Beauty and Fashion Awards, London

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Kai Lutterodt, founder of Diversity Matters & Let’s do Lunch Network

I had the honour of attending the first ever Black Beauty and Fashion Awards (BBFA) which took place at London’s Porchester Hall on the 23rd March. Styled by my friend, fashionista and style icon Julius Reuben, I wore a hot pink long straight glitter dress from his Untribe Collection, accessorised with my side hustle Wrap Star Accessories, for a seat at a VIP table in honour of an awards show celebrating people of colour, particularly black women, and their contribution to the beauty and fashion industry… Continue reading

Let’s do Lunch | Beast from the East: The Snow Storm causing Disruption in the UK and Concern for those Sleeping Rough

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A dark hue over as the storm hits Regents Street, photo ©Kai Lutterodt

I arrived back from a mini break in Hradec Králové, Czech Republic to be met by a snow storm as I arrived into London. The Serbian weather I’d been expecting in the -11 temperatures of my city break, took me face-on with on Tuesday afternoon – nothing short of a ‘welcome back to London’ surprise. I marvelled at the sight of lashings of snow falling in Central London as my bus took a turn onto Regents Street. I exited for home through Soho, braving the cold winds and and freezing temperatures to take some pictures on my DSLR which was conveniently at hand. Continue reading

Let’s do Lunch | Diversity Matters Awareness Week kicks off this April!

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April 2018 will mark two years since I launched Diversity Matters during my final year at London College of Communication, part of University of the Arts London! Juggling final year dissertation with project managing a university-wide event ‘Diversity Matters Awareness Week at UAL‘ had it’s doubtful moments, however the outcomes were certainly worth it! I couldn’t have predicted the impact my ‘little idea’ could have on changing mind-sets on how we address race agendas in the workplace and in education.  Continue reading