Music legend, Nile Rodgers, joins the 2019 Summit

Nile Rodgers Summit

Not a stranger to complex situations, Nile was born in New
York to his 14-year-old mother, Beverley Goodman, and father Nile Rodgers Sr.
who worked for the John Glanzrock who would later become his white and Jewish
stepfather. Growing up, his life was anything but smooth-sailing, but it was
also the making of him.

An incredibly skilled musician, his own band, CHIC, was
catapulted into the pop charts in at the beginning of the disco movement and
changed the face of pop music forever. Unable to keep his talent from the
world, Rodgers and CHIC co-founder, Bernard Edwards, established CHIC
Organization Ltd. for the music they produced within CHIC for artists outside
of the group.

With over 200 production credits to his name, including Let’s Dance by David Bowie, Notorious by Duran Duran and Like a Virgin by Madonna, his work has
sold over 200 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide. Having worked
with artists such as Diana Ross, Sister Sledge, INXS, Debbie Harry, Avicii and
Sam Smith (to name just a few) you’ve undoubtedly heard this maestro at work.

To complement his work in the music industry, Rodgers has
scored soundtracks for a number of Hollywood blockbusters including Coming to
America, White Hot, Thelma and Louise, and Beverly Hill Cops III to name a few.

Aside from his insanely successful career, Nile has had to
overcome his fair share of personal obstacles. From addiction to cancer, there’s
nothing that can hold him back. Since his first gig when he was 19-years-old to
today, Rodgers has only missed two performances in his 47-year career.  

Nile Rogers continues to be a force for unity around the
world through his music and humanitarian work. He was one of 75 acts to perform
at Live Aid and released a unifying re-recording of We Are Family with over 200 musicians and celebrities in response to
the tragedies on 9/11. His We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) is dedicated to the
vision of creating a global family through programs that promote cultural
diversity while nurturing the vision, talents, and ideas of young people who
are changing the world.

This article has barely scratched the surface of the
extraordinary life of Grammy-winning composer, producer and guitarist, Nile
Rodgers.

Join us and Nile on 20 March to learn more. Haven’t got your tickets yet?

Get them today.

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dotmailer joins list of good employers

As Blighty prepares to wave goodbye and good riddance to the coldest month of the year, dotmailer’s HR team are looking forward to heading down to the TMRW Hub in Croydon for the launch of the Good Employer Charter, on 31st January.

The Croydon Good Employer Charter aims to boost the area’s economy by supporting the local supply chain and pledging to create opportunities. The charter also prioritizes diversity in the workplace and champions the Living Wage. It goes without saying that dotmailer are delighted to be involved. Read more on the mission.

The launch aims to explain the benefits and commitments for companies involved in the Charter, and encourage more Croydon businesses to sign up and pledge their support. The charter has already had pledges from 20 local businesses including Ikea, dotmailer, Croydon BID, Shaking Hands, Frost Group and MyOutSpace. It’s great to be in such good company!

We’re also excited to have our Co-Founder, Simon Bird, and our Global HR Director, David Aldrich speaking at the launch. David, who sits on the charter’s Advisory Board, will be providing the keynote speech before Simon takes the audience through dotmailer’s history of success – from its inception in a Croydon pub in 1999 to a global market leader with 8 offices worldwide!

Audience members will also get to hear from Richard Paccitti, the CEO of UK mental health charity MIND and Cllr Hamida Ali, the Cabinet Member for Communities, Safety and Justice. It’s great to see politicians working in partnership with local firms towards key principles which will benefit the whole community.

If you’re a Croydon business, it’s not too late to get involved. To pledge your company’s support to the Good Employer Charter, or to find out more about the initiative, register here.

At dotmailer, we’re passionate about supporting the local economy where our roots are proudly planted. We’re also dedicated to being an inclusive, living wage employer that promotes equality and diversity in our workplace. If you’re interested in working in our team, head over to the Careers page.

 

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