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March2017

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Women of colour owned hair and beauty brands set for recognition

Women of colour have long been underrepresented in the hair and beauty industry.  Whether through a lack of recognition for women who have launched products and services or the lack of availability of products to suit our skin tones. The industry is now witnessing a revolution, where scores of women of colour are launching products and…

Event | The Business of being Creative

The world of female entrepreneurship is rich in diversity and creativity; to celebrate this our next networking event places the spotlight on women who have started and grown a business in the creative industries. Whether you are thinking of starting a business, have just started up or are looking to grow, join us and our…

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Movers and Shakers | Brenda Gabriel | Biz Gamechanger Publicity

  We continue our series of profiles putting the spotlight on the lives of women of colour in business, leadership and work. Brenda Gabriel is a publicist for Generation X female disruptors, visionary entrepreneurs and organisations who want to increase their authority, and establish themselves as experts and make a difference in the world. She…

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Where are all the interracial couples on greeting cards? | Tineka Smith

The media has long been blamed for perpetuating discrimination of the kind that leaves anyone who isn’t male and white at a social disadvantage.  Despite big changes to policy and corporate best practice, modern life and the design vessels used to communicate sentiment continue to bear the legacy of that discrimination. Design – from architecture…

A book that changed my life | Marielle Legair

We all have memories of books that have sparked our imagination, but is there one special book that has changed your life? We asked Marielle Legair to share a book that had a huge impact on her… I love to read so it’s tricky to pick just one book that changed my life, but Think…

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Movers and Shakers | Hema Bakhshi | Head of Future of Work | Santander UK

We continue our series of profiles putting the spotlight on the lives of women in business, leadership and work. Hema Bakhshi  is Head of Future of Work at Santander UK, a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. The bank has circa 20,000…

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Why businesses should collaborate | Denise Rawls

We are so delighted to welcome to PRECIOUS Denise Rawls, a seriously experienced business development consultant and founder of Hackney Hive. Denise is expert at helping SMEs make more money and impact with the resources they have. In her monthly column, she will share tips, advice and comment on all things marketing!   In my…

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Movers and Shakers | Sandra Brown-Pinnock | Xsandy’s Hair & Beauty

Continuing our series of profiles of women of colour making their mark in business and across industry. Meet  Sandra Brown-Pinnock Sandra is the founder of Xsandy’s Hair & Beauty, the only African-Caribbean owned hair and beauty store in South East London. Xsandy’s sells quality hair and beauty products and supplies (wholesale and retail), and manufactures their…

Books: Penny Ann Lonsdale – Labour of Love

Have you ever wanted to write a book?  That’s the dream Penny Ann Lonsdale had and now it has come to fruition with the launch of her self-published novel Labour of Love. The book is a story of family, turmoil and hardship set in the Caribbean and England, it charts the story of Phylis  a young woman, travelling…

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Lisa Bent | Inside Out | Letting Go

Here’s the latest from our columnist, transformational  counsellor and blogger, Lisa Bent. Check in with Lisa each month, right here,  where she’ll be writing about personal development, mental health, social issues and a whole lot more…   I recently watched the first episode of the Roots Reboot which was broadcast on the BBC. As soon as it finished I checked…