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Making LEMONADE 2020

35 Masterclasses, 2 Leadership Bootcamps, 1 Residential, Bespoke Mentoring, Live Events, Commissions, Creative Trips & Arts Award Gold Qualification. Levelling the playing field for 12 young leaders who happen to be diverse

Change is gonna come...

We place our Young Leaders in the driving seat of our consultancy work. Everyone wants to be more diverse. Everyone wants an inclusive workplace culture. So it makes sense for the people who have been historically excluded from the conversation to be leading it. 

Turning Sour Lemons into Lemonade

You can book our Founder, Sade, to give a keynote speech, workplace provocation or feature on a panel discussion. 

Our Model is Working

Young Leaders aged 18-25 from across London completed our Pilot Creative Leadership Programme in 2017.


Agree it was a game changer & gave them the confidence to own their narrative and use it to make change happen.


Used the programme to create new opportunities in employment, training or entrepreneurship that felt purposeful to them.


Are still part of the Lemon family and continue to support as consultants, peer mentors, producers, creatives and trustees.

Our Alumni are bossing it…


  • Working for Sour Lemons as consultants & sitting on the board of trustees 
  • Winning awards to produce and lead their own creative content and projects
  • Securing jobs with companies they are proud to work for (and getting jobs made for them)
  • Giving talks, inspiring the next generation and role modelling generous leadership
  • Receiving commissions, residencies and fellowships
  • Collaborating with each other to further the connections they built during the programme.