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PRECIOUS Nights at the British Library | March edition

Join us at our monthly PRECIOUS Networking event in partnership with the British Library.

The PRECIOUS Awards was founded in 2007 to celebrate and applaud the professional achievements of women of colour in the UK. The organisation has a dynamic and passionate following, gained over eleven years of bringing brilliant women into the spotlight and celebrating the ‘Best of British’ by recognising and rewarding exceptional determination, innovation, entrepreneurial skills across multiple sectors, and inspiring women of colour to succeed in business and professional life.

Over the years, the Awards have grown into a flagship event characterised by open and generous sharing of stories, strategies, challenges, and experiences: a room full of exceptional women in business all ‘paying it forward’ and creating a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation. Now, we’ve decided that once a year just isn’t enough and so we’re thrilled to be launching a new series of networking events that capture the PRECIOUS Awards spirit all year round.

PRECIOUS Nights give you the opportunity to hear from previous Award winners about their business journey, catch up with old connections and build your network with new contacts.  Each event will feature a panel of previous PRECIOUS Awards category winners and finalists sharing their insight and top-tips.

Meet the March panel:

Joanna Abeyie

Joanna founded the award-winning creative industry diverse talent recruitment business Shine Media in 2009, which recently morphed into Hyden (taken from the old English word for ‘hidden’), as part of leading global recruiter SThree PLC. Having helped to place more than 3,000 people from diverse backgrounds in permanent and freelance jobs in the creative industries, it is Joanna’s efforts in improving the creative industry’s diversity that has made her stand out. Shine Media won the award or Best Social Enterprise at the 2013 PRECIOUS Awards.  www.hydentalent.com

Pilar Nalwimba

Pilar is the founder of  Millennial Mentors an online and in-person learning and career platform called that aims to equip millennials with creative, digital and tech skills. Pilar won Best New Business at The PRECIOUS Awards 2014.

Lisa Maynard-Atem

Lisa is the founder of The Social Word. She is an accomplished Social Media Strategist with a proven track record at the world’s most famous luxurious department store, Harrods where she headed up their social media and worked with numerous luxury brands. Lisa was a finalist in the Outstanding Woman in Retail category at the 2016 PRECIOUS Awards @the_social_word

Book your place here: https://preciousnightsmarch.eventbrite.co.uk

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