Leila Thomas is on a mission. She is one of those special people who bring limitless energy, dynamism and enthusiasm to everything she does. Although she works full time as a Technical Project Manager for Thomson Reuters building networks to transmit data real time to the world’s top tier banks, her ideas and sheer determination to make her vision a reality have resulted in her founding Urban Synergy, the mentoring charity, which enables young Londoners to achieve their full potential.
Leila has continuously been honoured for her work, winning a Point of Light Award from David Cameron, European Diversity Award, Business in the Community Race Equality Leadership Award and Thomson Reuters Community Champion 1st Prize. She was also featured in News of the World ‘Women of the Year’, named to the 100 Influential Black People 2010 Power List, and the 2012 Black Youth Achievement Award for the best ‘Personal Development Organisation of the Year.’