In recent years, I have honed my public speaking abilities through engaging discussions on a range of topics, including the culture of side hustles, freelance journalism, and strategies for navigating careers in the fields of public relations and journalism. My expertise has led to invitations to participate in panel discussions and lead masterclasses and workshops on renowned platforms like Journoresources, Women of The Wick, and So You Want To Be A Journalist. Additionally, I have had the privilege of addressing audiences at esteemed educational institutions such as the University of Westminster and Oxford Brookes University.
Check out my previous public speaking opportunities below:
Women in Media Conference - Freelancing Panel
JournoResources - Overcoming Freelance Fear
So You Want To Be A Journalist - Freelancing Masterclass
Women of The Wick - Freelancing 101 Masterclass
JournoResources - How to manage a full-time job and side hustles (workshop)
Charity Comms - How to measure your PR Activity panel
The PROS Winter Series 'The Uprising – Young, Gifted & In Comms' panel
Big Creative Education - Freelancers and Founder panel discussion
Women of the Wick - Pitching and Publishing workshop
Dr Unvan Atas,
Senior Lecturer at University of Westminster
"Lateefah is a friendly but professional person, who has kindly accepted to be my guest speaker 3 times on my BA (Hons) Marketing Communications course at University of Westminster, It was pleasure to have her at our campus as well as online."
So You Want To Be A Journalist
"Lateefah hosted a masterclass for my SoYouWantToBeAJournalist Instagram account and I couldn't recommend her enough! Her class was so well-researched, engaging, and delivered in such a thoughtful way. She provided actionable advice and we had some really positive feedback following the class. It was a real joy getting to work with someone so passionate about her work."
MA Journalism student at
Oxford Brookes University
"Lateefah's insight into being a freelance journalist was enlightening. Her advice on cold pitching and tips for what vital skills every journalist needs to work in today's industry were both invaluable and reassuring."