Cultural curator and producer Natalie Fiawoo is part of the team behind a new exhibition at Black Cultural Archives, the UK’s only national heritage centre dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of African and Caribbean people in Britain.

Inspiring Legacies is a portrait commission by award-winning photographer Misan Harriman. It is the third and final part of the Stories of Black Leadership photographic series, which shines a spotlight on present-day Black female leaders.

The exhibition aims to make visible the journeys of pioneering Black British women whose work has greatly benefited the world. We hear the personal experiences of five women in leadership and look at what Black female leadership once meant, what it means today, and the differing types of leadership, from the strong Black woman narrative to the often un-recognised leadership role Black women have played in being of service to others.

BCA present the stories of Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin MBE, Claire Ighodaro CBE, Dame Donna Kinnair DBE and Jacky Wright through photography and celebrate their many ground-breaking inspirational achievements, all whilst paving the way for future generations.

The exhibition – sponsored by JP Morgan – is at Black Cultural Archives until 4th June 2022.