Tanesha Westcarr is an entrepreneur, speaker, Governor General Achievement Award recipient for Leadership in the Diaspora and former Chairperson of the Global Jamaica Diaspora Youth Council. She is the owner of Tanesha's Boutique while working as an Events Coordinator in London, a UK Brand Ambassador for Victoria Mutual Building Society and a Fellow at Goodenough College in the Faculty of Politics and Social Sciences. Tanesha read a BA in Global Politics and International Relations and is undertaking an International Development MSc at Birkbeck, University of London. Her previous experience within the private sector includes roles as a marketing consultant, online brand manager and business developer.
She served four years as the UK Youth Leader on the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. Her contributions extended to several Global Youth Forums and recommendations within the National Diaspora Policy of Jamaica. She was Co-Chair of the Jamaica55 UK Youth Committee and Executive Board member of the Jamaica Education Taskforce UK.
As a youth advocate, Tanesha launched The Jamaican Youth Forum UK at the Houses of Parliament in London, providing a platform for young people of Jamaican heritage to voice their concerns and recommendations to political representatives. She is recognised as a champion of youth engagement, economic empowerment and sustainable education. Her earliest philanthropic activity was acknowledged with the receipt of the 2008 TimeBank Volunteer of the Year Award and a Local Heroes Reception at 10 Downing Street with UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Tanesha has written articles as a Huffington Post UK Columnist and authored fashion book Styling Stripped Bare.