PRECIOUS Nights at the British Library Online | 1st July
Save the date, grab your drink of choice and join our panel of award-winning women of colour for an evening of conversation and motivation!
The PRECIOUS Awards was founded in 2007 to celebrate and applaud the professional and entrepreneurial achievements of women of colour in the UK.
PRECIOUS Nights is a monthly event that gives you the opportunity to hear previous winners share the highs, lows and lessons of their business journey, give actionable tips and advice.
It’s about connecting and community in a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation. Come and be inspired and build your network with new contacts and friends, especially in these time of social distancing!
Our host for the evening is Arit Eminue .
Arit is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, career and leadership coach who helps businesses to recruit and retain talent and empowers people to realise their full potential in careers they enjoy.
She does this through DiVA an award-winning recruitment and training organisation specialising in creative, business, and digital apprenticeships, which she founded.
Over the last decade, she has worked with well-known entertainment media brands including All3 Media, Sony Music, the BBC, Warner Music, Universal Music, Endemol Shine, Warner Bros, BMG, Sony ATV, the Southbank Centre, and many more.
She also developed, in partnership with the BPI/BRIT Trust, the BRITs Apprenticeship scheme, funded by proceeds of BRIT Music Awards, which supports the next generation of music executives.
Her YouTube channel provides viewers worldwide with tips on how to build careers they love either through employment, entrepreneurship or a mixture of both. www.ariteminue.com / Instagram & LinkedIn
Our event producer and co-host is Grace Francis.
Grace is the founder of the award winning DramEd, which brings teachers and performers together to advance learning through Performing Arts amongst young children. Helping to revolutionise the education system through creative play.
Grace has a background as an actress, performing in theatres ranging from the Battersea Arts Centre, The National Theatre to Channel 4 and the BBC. It was a chance experience as an 11-year-old, after a month-long stint at a famous theatre school; which ended prematurely due to a lack of family funds, that became the catalyst to her lifelong passion for making high-quality arts more accessible to children.
An advocate for performers and the benefits of performing arts in education, it was Grace’s experience of taking unfulfilling work, in-between acting jobs, that is behind her crafting DramEd to help performers start their own business, so they can prosper with their art.