“Our mission is to not only focus on the individual making lemonade.

We want to challenge systemic barriers that prevent diverse leadership from thriving in the first place.

We do this by placing those who have been excluded from the conversation, at the heart of reshaping it.”

The Journey So Far…

We’ve had an incredible few years since our inception in 2017 responding to the urgent need of more inclusive practices and better representation.

Our Alumni are at the heart of our consultancy offer because they have an authentic insight to the barriers they have faced trying to access and navigate the creative and cultural sectors.

Our offer grew organically and we’re now taking a break to reimagine our offer and consider the impact we want to make. 

We’ll be launching something new in early 2020 so keep an eye out!

Feel free to get in touch if you have any projects that you think we could be a good match for.

In the meantime, here’s some of our past project: 

🍋 Recruitment outreach for the Somerset House Creative Careers Academy, finding young people from diverse backgrounds who don’t know about creative job choices. 

🍋Designing and delivering an inclusive selection process for the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy. Working with the UK and South Africa teams to create a fun, inspiring and valuable selection process to find 15 social entrepreneurs with lived experience at the start of their journey.

🍋Consulting the Science Gallery London to launch its Young Leaders Programme and facilitating workshops on Telling Your Narrative and Productivity.

Sour Lemons blog 

Masterclass 1: Sour Lemons Lowdown

It´s a wet Thursday evening, 6.30pm as a group of 12 young leaders gradually form at the entrance of the Barbican Centre. Everybody coming from a different direction of the massive complex, we very...

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One Big Fat Goal

I am so proud to introduce the first EVER cohort of Sour Lemons young leaders! They are funny, inspiring, talented, dedicated, perceptive and humble. They possess the qualities that our industry is...

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Leadership Bootcamp 1

On Saturday 22nd March 2017 all the participants of the Creative Leadership Programme met at The Roundhouse in Camden for the first full day intensive for Sour Lemons. We got to know each other...

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Sade Brown: Social Entrepreneur

Our Founder Sade Brown has been featured in E1Life's 1st Birthday Issue as an inspiring social entrepreneur! 'As a teenager Sade was firmly in self-destruct mode, skipping school, hanging out with a...

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