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Renee Davis

I’m the founder of Out The Box, a Community Builder and Advocate, Speaker Writer and Editor.

Community building and equipping communities to drive change is truly at the heart of all I do. For almost ten years, I’ve been on an active mission to equip Black creatives and professionals with the spaces, resources, and connections they need in order to thrive in spite of broken and biased systems. I’ve consistently done this through Out The Box led events, workshops, online content and practical opportunities. Notable partnerships include working with Google Digital Garage to deliver certificated branding, marketing and business workshops to underrepresented business owners and creatives. To date, Out The Box has worked with, and built up a community of 5000 plus people worldwide.

I also consult on social enterprise, diversity and inclusion, community building and engagement for various orgs of all sizes. I also run Black at Work – a community safe space for Black people to come together to share their experiences in the workplace providing solutions, advice and resources and industry opportunities. We also offer training for allies who want to make the workplace fair and equitable for black employees.

My notable awards and recognitions include: Wise Women Award 2016, Pitch Fanzine’s #PitchList20201 and Pitch Super Alumni Superperson 2023. UK Black Business Show and HSBC’s Black Entrepreneurs to Watch, 2021. Renee was also featured as part of Violet Simon magazine’s “Disruptors Series 1” in 2022, and more recently featured in OK! Magazine as an influential speaker making waves in the industry.