Floella was first seen on our screens in a drama called Within These Walls with Googie Withers, and most of us remember her from Playschool, which she presented for 12 years. Floella started her own television production company in 1987, producing dozens of programmes.
Floella's real passion is for inspiring children and young people and she's recently started Touching Success which aims to give young people the chance to meet role models who have achieved success in their chosen field.
Floella believes one should always give as much as possible to try and make a difference wherever or whenever you can. For the last 25 years Floella has campaigned on behalf of children, lobbying the last three Prime Ministers to have a Minister for Children to oversee the interest of children and young people until she eventually succeeded.
Diversity is an important issue for Floella, she believes that we all need to have an informed understanding about the importance of it to be reflected in every aspect of our society, especially in our media which touch millions at any one given time.
The achievement that has given Floella the biggest smile of all is being made a life peer and being introduced to the House of Lords as Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham.
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