Naomi Jane is an award winning entrepreneur, model and ex- European title Beauty Queen.
Naomi runs The 4WD Foundation, an award winning social enterprise that specialises in youth engagement strategy and youth-led research. The 4WD Foundation helps London’s young people access life-changing information, opportunities and resources through various youth-led multi-media platforms.4WD projects aim to enable London’s young people to make informed positive life decisions, reach more of their potential, and become proactive assets to their community.
Naomi is a public speaker and specialist youth trainer and has delivered and facilitated various training programmes, developmental workshops and motivational speeches for The Safety Box, The Helena Kennedy Foundation, The Peace Alliance, The World Entrepreneur Summit, Royal Holloway, University of London, The Youth of Today, 2morro, WestFocus and Young Enterprise London.
Naomi is also a freelance sales, marketing and online media consultant. She is also a partner in FrSH Entertainment, an independent urban music collective.
Naomi is a member of the Channel 4 Educational Advisory Board and is also the Youth Trustee for the Donald Chesworth Educational Trust, providing disadvantaged young people with grants enabling them to continue their education and for OSW (Off the Streets and into Work) a charity supporting homeless people in their journey to enter sustainable living.
Naomi has just secured her first ever radio show; Naomi will be producing and presenting 'The Forward Show' with Kaylie Boyce. It will be aired on Reach 87.7FM every Tuesday in May 2010, 8.30-9.30pm and will feature special guests and conscious UK music in order to discuss and address issues that affect young Londoners.
What do you do in your spare time?
I am very passionate about healthy living, so I spend a large amount of time in the gym training with my good friend and ex-professional athlete Jonathan Barbour. I also enjoy swimming, yoga, pilates and running in the park.
I love traveling and leave the UK to get some alternate culture (and sun!) as often as I can. This Summer I am off to the South of France, Antigua and New York.
I also love dancing to good music, luckily in London there are great music and night scenes that enable me to indulge myself in a night of dancing my feet off / singing along to a great artist whenever I have time. In the coming months I am seeing Alicia Keys, Raheem DeVaughn and Erykah Badu!
What are your plans for the future?
The 4WD Foundation has currently secured funding to pilot a research and online-based youth engagement project. These pilots will be taking place in the London Borough of Croydon and their outcomes will determine the future direction and expansion of The 4WD Foundation. In order to make a great success of the next step in the development of the 4WD Foundation, we are currently recruiting a senior management team.