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Future Leaders Magazine 2020-21 Edition

February, 2021

The Future Leaders Magazine highlights 150 of the UK's most outstanding African & African Caribbean Students and New Graduates. Leanne was listed in 4th place out of these 150 future leaders.


LinkedIn Top Voices 2020: Frontline Health Care

November, 2020

Leanne was listed as one of LinkedIn's 2020 Top Voices on the frontlines in health care. She was selected amongst just 10 of the hundreds of Top Voices highlighted from around the world. The list is a compilation of experts driving today’s professional conversation.


Rare Rising Stars

August, 2020

Leanne was featured in the 2020 edition of the Rare Rising Stars magazine as one of the 10 most outstanding black students in the UK during the 2019-20 academic year.


Sunday Times Magazine

December, 2019

Leanne featured in a Sunday Times Magazine article focusing on examples of young black Brits who are moving up the social mobility ladder whilst supporting others to do the same.

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Edge Magazine

February, 2019

Leanne's interview on the topic of Leadership featured in the 2019 Spring edition of the Institute of Leadership & Management's Edge Magazine.

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Channel 4 News

June 30, 2018

"23 year old medical student Leanne Armitage set up an outreach programme to tell pupils in inner city London – whatever their background – they too can become doctors. She joins Jackie Long in the studio to discuss diversity in the medical profession."

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The Telegraph

June 24, 2018

"Although still young, they have already achieved an astonishing amount, and during the coming years I – and my fellow Trustees – will look on with great interest and huge pride as our young Commonwealth Leaders of today become the Global Leaders of tomorrow."

- Sir John Major (Former UK Prime Minister, 1990-1997)


BBC Woman's Hour

December 11, 2017

"The Queen's Young Leaders awards recognise the work of young people across the Commonwealth to change lives in their communities. We talk to one of the two UK-based winners Leanne Armitage who won her award for the work she's done to inspire those from disadvantaged backgrounds and ethnic minorities to enter the world of medicine."

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ITV News

December 5, 2017

"Leanne Armitage, 22, and Harry Phinda, 24, both from London, were named among the 61 Young Leaders, an award that celebrates young people aged between 18 to 29 working on issues ranging from equality to education to mental health.

Armitage was chosen for her work inspiring young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and ethnic minorities to enter the medical profession."


BBC Radio London

December, 2017

Leanne was interviewed with Harry Phinda on the Eddie Nestor show. They both discussed their community initiatives and the Queen's Young Leaders Award.

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