Nicole Crentsil is an established public speaker, curator and festival director. In 2018, Forbes listed Nicole as one of 100 women to follow on Twitter and LinkedIn. Her passion for supporting and promoting diversity through various industries alongside her drive to stimulate and facilitate forward thinking conversations awarded Nicole as TimeOut's 1 of 50 Londoner’s shaping the city’s cultural landscape.
With features across print, online and media such as Stylist, Evening Standard, Channel 4 + more, Nicole was one of the leading faces for an international campaign with BET International promoting the Black Girls Rock awards show.
In 2016, Nicole founded Unmasked Women, an exhibition channeling the Black British female experience focussing on mental health. This successful show catapulted a breadth of dialogue on mental health with features in Dazed & Confused, i-D, Huffington Post, Afropunk, Buzzfeed+ more. Since her successful show, Nicole has curated an exhibition at the V&A, produced several discussions with Tate Britain and delivered projects and talks with the ICA and Southbank Centre.
In 2017, Nicole co-founded The Black Girl Festival, the UK’s first festival celebrating Black British women and girls. In its first year, Black Girl Festival produced a takeover of TimeOut London magazine, two annual festivals, whilst building a growing community of over 30,000+ online and irl.