Jack Parsons

Jack is a leading voice in youth advocacy, and he’s been named one of the UK’s kindest leaders by the Financial Times.

Jack started Youth Group to enable millions of young people to access jobs, skills and mentors which has become one of the UK's largest youth communities. With over 12 million weekly social media engagements he’s also known as The UK's Chief Youth Officer—a public figure that champions the interests of all young people across the country.

Jack is an international advisor on youth to Governments, one of the 6 official ambassadors for homelessness with Big Issues Group, sits on the advisory board for co-op group and is non executive director for the lord mayor of London's apprenticeship company association of apprentices.

Growing up in a single parent household with a mother who was an alcoholic and being from a social mobility background Jack found it tough growing up. A lot of setbacks and a lot of no’s when he entered the world of work so this made Jack decide to do something about it and have committed his twenties to enabling young people to thrive.

Kind, real, and people-oriented. These three words describe Jack's values and the way he approaches his work. They're what has led him to be recognized for several awards including Young Digital Leader of the Year, Top 15 Young People to Watch, and Named A Face of a Vibrant Economy.

Meg Zeenat Wamithi

Meg Zeenat Wamithi is a multi-award-winning global mental health leader and consultant.

Originally from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, she grew up and went to school in the local area. Her family was the only black family in the neighbourhood, making it difficult for Meg to find positive role models who shared her background, especially as many of her peers were being suspended or expelled for their behaviour in school.

At thirteen, Meg was diagnosed with a variety of mental illnesses including anorexia, anxiety and depression, and had to struggle to manage her symptoms alongside her schoolwork. At 14, Meg had her first suicide attempt and at 16 she had her second. The last couple of years at school were particularly difficult for Meg, but she passed her A levels with some of the best results in her year, even after her school went into special measures.

By 2017, however, Meg had relapsed with depression and anxiety. On her 20th birthday, Meg attempted to take her own life and was rushed to the hospital. Even at that crisis point, Meg did not feel that she received the necessary support. This was a situation that Meg was determined not to see repeated.

Inspired by her own difficult experience, Meg created MindMapper, MindMapper UK is a youth-led education and training company specialising in youth mental wellbeing and cognitive health. We are building a world where every young person under the age of 25 has access to basic and practical well-being education to take on what life throws at you.

Over the year, her work has seen her recognised, internationally, as an award-winning mental health campaigner and consultant. In 2019, Meg was recognised as one of the most inspiring black students in the UK and received the Diana Award.

She has worked with large companies like Clifford Chance, Amazon, Santander, Bookings.com, KPMG, Lone Design Club and Voxburner. Meg’s story has been recognised by The Guardian, Dazed Magazine, BBC London, Channel 5, BBC Radio 4 and The Voice. Her commitment to changing the world for the better has seen her champion anti-bullying in schools, inclusivity and diversity on university campuses and in the workplace, evolution of school curriculums and mental health services in public policy, as well as championing young people’s voices in politics.

To date, Meg has shared her story with over 10000 people and has directly taught over 3000 young people aged 10 - 25 about mental health and wellbeing.

She is currently working at Mind as the CYP Wellbeing Advice Team Project Manager supporting the charity with their overall support of young people.

Eman Askar

A multipotentialite with the mission to inspire. Eman’s song on Instagram ”Story of Palestine" was watched over 11M times.

For 11 years, Eman has been professionally helping entities tell their stories, spread their messages, and communicate complicated information in creative, simple and entertaining ways.

It all started with her 5 year long job as a science communicator with Nutty Scientists where she would create and perform shows for children that help them understand scientific concepts while having fun! Then, for the following 5 years, Eman gained experience in the media industry when she worked in the creative team of Axeer studio and Giraffics. There, she was able to utilize her creative storytelling talents in a more corporate/ commercial context; writing creative concepts for commercial ads and scripts for professional infographic videos. She also learned how to create impact with stories while creating content in several awareness campaigns for UNICEF, UN Women, CARE, and more.

In the second half of 2020, Eman was ready to unleash more of her creative energy and so, she decided to continue her professional content creation work on freelance basis to have enough time to produce content for her own channel. There, she was able to explore more content creation methods in which she can add value, such as singing/songwriting, acting, and making short energetic videos.

Eman’s mission is to inspire individuals to become the best versions of themselves and eventually help in building a healthier community that is able to work together for a better future. First, her plan was to simply tell inspiring stories, spread motivational messages and explain game changing topics, all through her songs and videos. Then, one of her songs, “The story of Palestine”, went viral on an international level which gave her the opportunity of a bigger and more diverse audience. This motivated her into adding “bridging cultural gaps and building international friendships” to her list of “to do’s”. Eman’s long term plan for achieving this is, through hosting workshops and retreats (online and offline) that can help build closer friendships for her audience with her and one another.

On a personal level, despite looking young, Eman is actually a mom of two and she shares this part of her life in her content as well.