Karen Bryson is an Educationalist, entrepreneur and BBC-trained broadcast journalist. After beginning a fifteen-year career in the media, at the Voice newspaper in 1989, she worked both nationally and internationally in broadcasting. When she became a mother, Karen re-trained as a teacher and taught across the higher, further, primary and secondary education sectors, before taking up leadership roles in education, as a consultant and entrepreneur. In 2007, Karen set up her own ‘not-for-profit' company: Bright Futures 4 All. Her strategic and operational work for Bright Futures has included addressing educational under-attainment among diverse school-aged children from deprived inner-city areas. This work has taken her to The White House in 2010, at the invitation of America’s First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama.
Karen’s passion for working in the education sector is fuelled by years of providing diverse education services, within mixed inner-city London communities in both the private and state sector. She is dedicated to raising the attainment of children through education that is inspiring and culturally relevant. She loves sharing her passion for current affairs and her Christian faith with children, as well as promoting community cohesion within UK communities. This has included securing capital to add value to school communities with limited social mobility.
Karen has been guest Education Editor of Cocoa Girl/Cocoa Boy magazine. She is passionate about the need to provide parents with invaluable guidance about the British education system. Also, to empower parents by giving them access to quality information and resources to ground them in a strong foundation, where faith, hope, love and resilience is the cornerstone. Karen’s hobbies and interests include a love of the performing arts; art-house films, walking and reading - especially writings inspired by the scriptures (The Bible), However, after God, her top priority is spending time with her husband Lloyd and sons, Alexandre and Joshua.