The Team

Rebbecca Hemmings : Director/Lead Trainer

Rebbecca Hemmings

Director/Lead Trainer

 

Rebbecca Hemmings is an award-winning Founder and Director of Strawberry Words Training Consultancy, an organisation dedicated to enhancing human relationships and improving the lives of culturally marginalised people. She has 20+ years’ experience in training in cultural awareness, antiracism and community engagement.

Delivering training globally, Rebbecca specialises in facilitating conversations on microaggressions, allyship, systemic racism, privilege and unconscious bias to corporations, universities, the third sector and the criminal justice system. Recent clients include: University of Birmingham, Avanti West Coast, Birmingham Hippodrome and HMPPS (Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service).

Rebbecca is a founding member of Blackstory Partnership (the organisation that hosts Birmingham’s Black History Month). Until recently she was an Ethics Committee member for West Midlands Police Crime Commissioner.

Linkedin: Rebbecca Hemmings

Danielle Powell : Administrator

Danielle Powell

Administrator

My name is Danielle Powell and I am the administrator for Strawberry Words. I have worked for Strawberry Words a few times in the past and when the opportunity was presented to me again, I happily accepted as working with Rebbecca has always been a positive experience.

I previously worked in customer service management for a large logistics company where I managed people and performance, and throughout my early working life I worked in administration for a theatre company.

My interests include listening to music, reading, meditation, growing my own veg and having a good laugh. I honestly believe that laughter is good for the soul, so I try to engage myself in that as often as I possibly can. Family is also of great importance to me, I recognise that I am blessed as I have such an awesome family network and for them I am truly grateful.

Mondli Sibanda : Website Technician

Mondli Sibanda

Website Technician

Hi, my name is Mondli Sibanda, a certified web developer, specialising in Kajabi.

Before graduating from the University of Johannesburg, I had already started taking
on side web development projects with my newly learnt skills to generate income and use the
skills in the real world.

Post graduation, I decided to join the IT academy at my university as a 'lecturer
assistant'. My role included; grading examinations and computer science practicals,
assisting students with their questions, and invigilating examinations. I spent a full
year with the academy before I decided to leave and move to Zimbabwe to start a
business in the city of Bulawayo.

Towards then end of 2021, I joined Strawberry Words as a Website  Technician to assist with the vision of educating people in the workspace about racism and how to deal with it.

Benjamin Omerbegovic : Social Media Manager

Benjamin Omerbegovic

Social Media Manager

Young experienced communications professional with an international background and demonstrated history of working in non-profit and international organizations.

Graduated Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Communication and Media from Erasmus University Rotterdam with minors in Communications and Politics as well as Communications and Business.

Passionate about human rights and the impact of media on changing public perceptions.