we have one mission:

To help you build a wildly successful career

Who are we and how can we help?

We are delighted that you have found us. This is STRETCH connect, the online career development platform and community for Career Masterclass, the leading organisation dedicated to enabling the career growth of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) professionals. Designed to provide learning while having the support of a community of peers and mentors, we are here to help you build a wildly successful career, make life-long friendships, foster valuable connections and having a great time in the process. 

We have a track record of helping people achieve their goals and building a thriving career.

We are set up to support you whether you are a university student curious about the world of work or an experienced professional at the early, middle or senior stages of your career. We have amazing and insightful resources and content to help you progress you career regardless of where you are on your journey.

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What makes STRETCH Connect different…

ACCESS TO EXPERTISE: We have built a strong network of experienced professionals who are at the top of their game and have a proven track record of enabling the career growth of numerous people across diverse industries

WE WALK THE TALK: We are in the trenches with you. We don’t teach the theory of career growth. We source speakers and trainers who understand the challenges faced in a competitive work environment

PEER SUPPORT: You will have a 24/7 access to a supportive community of other professionals who are on the same journey as you and they are there to answer all your career related questions and provide feedback and support


STRETCH Academy is the dynamic online learning platform designed to support those who like to take control of their career in their own time. Within the academy, you will have access to game changing courses that will boost your career growth delivered by  senior experts and practitioners at the top of their game in the corporate world.

There are tons of useful resources such as checklists, workbooks and trainings filled with practical tips you can implement to get the results you desire. The Academy is for the discerning and ambitious professional who is ready to take the next step in their career


As the name suggests, the STRETCH Connect is all about connecting with other like minded people. As its not only WHAT you know but WHO you know that can determine your career success path.

Within the community you will create friendships, get accountability and find potential hirers. Use the forum for all your burning questions and a safe place to share the ups and (hopefully less) downs of your journey.

I'm Bukola Adisa

Founder of Career Masterclass and the STRETCH Connect Membership Club. I am also a senior risk and controls expert in the financial services industry with extensive experience of working at some of the world’s largest banks such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Barclays. In the last 15 years, I have successfully built a thriving career while raising my young family of two boys. However, building a successful career as one of the few senior black women in the United Kingdom has not been without its challenges. I have been able to overcome those challenges and forge ahead which is why I am passionate about supporting people like you in building successful careers in spite of the challenges and difficulties you may face.

STRETCH connect was born out of a desire to build a supportive and thriving community and network of BAME professionals like you and help you achieve your career goals and aspirations. My singular goal is to inspire you, motivate you and show you the tools that have helped me on my journey with the knowledge that they can do the same for you. You will succeed if you try. Keep STRETCHing.

Want expert mentorship to skyrocket your career?

We’ve got you covered. Join our membership to access…

Expert training from an impressive line-up of senior leaders from the corporate world and champions who are passionate about the diversity agenda

Exclusive job opportunities  as employers are looking to increase their workplace diversity with STRETCH Connects’ high quality BAME talent.

Monthly LIVE Q&A sessions where you can ask questions and get answers on what your current situation and more importantly, your next step. 

+ So much more: Monthly masterclasses, accountability partners, expert coaching opportunities …all the help you could need to cultivate that growth mindset.

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