The PRECIOUS Awards, sponsored by Pearson plc, celebrate the achievements of women of colour in business and leadership. The Awards are also designed to encourage and inspire other women to launch their own business. Nominations are open now until the end of August.
The Awards will be held on Monday 16th November, kicking off Global Entrepreneurship Week. Ethical, Online and Young Entrepreneurs are amongst those set to be honoured.
Judges for the Awards include Joy Nichol, director and chief executive of CMB2 Group, one of the UK’s leading Black female entrepreneurs, and Sandra Kerr, National Director of Race for Opportunity.
Rasheed Ogunlaru, one of the UK’s leading business coaches, will present the event alongside, Jessica Huie, CEO of Colorblind Cards.
Abu Bundu-Kamara, Diversity Manager, Pearson PLC says, “Pearson is proud to be the headline sponsor of the 2009 Precious Awards celebrating the achievements of women of colour in business. As a dynamic international media company recognised for its prestigious brands including the Financial Times, Penguin, Edexcel and Pearson Education, the world’s largest educational publisher we are committed to diversity and inclusion, creativity and bravery in business, values which these awards celebrate ‘ says Abu Bundu-Kamara, Diversity Manager, Pearson PLC
Foluke Akinlose, the founder of The PRECIOUS Awards says, “We are proud to be one of the few awards ceremonies that shines a spotlight on the diverse range of women starting and growing a business in the UK. The PRECIOUS Awards are supported by a diverse range of stakeholders including politicians, businesses and charities throughout the UK and being nominated carries enormous prestige and credibility.”