Our effective model equips young leaders with the skills, networks and experiences needed to level the playing field and smash down barriers that have previously held them back.

Our model is inspired by our Founder, Sade Brown, who has used her first-hand experience of social exclusion, to develop strategies and initiatives that increase diversity, build capacity in communities and nurture raw talent.

Sade’s lived experience has been pivotal to developing Sour Lemons; her story is powerful and resonates with wide audiences, but it shouldn’t be unique.

Time again we meet young leaders who are told to dilute themselves to fit into a mainstream culture. This is damaging to both the individual and to society, and further perpetuates the problem.