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Movers and Shakers | Evelyn Forde | Headteacher | Copthall School

Evelyn Forde is the headteacher of Copthall School, a high-performing, multi-cultural girls school based in North London. Tell us about your current job responsibilities,  do you have a typical day, week, month, or quarter? I have a student body of nearly a 1000 students and 140 staff, no day is typical! However, my role is…

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How silence incurs violence on diversity & inclusivity progress in business | Sheryl Miller

BlackLivesMatter is an opportunity for organisations to strike uncomfortable but necessary conversations if they really want to invoke positive social change LinkedIn provides an excellent window into the current and much needed conversations that are and aren’t happening in business circles. The relative silence from this community with regards to the racially charged protests sweeping…

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It’s time to rise up – and that means your prices too! | Janet Mohapi-Banks

How many times have you pitched an offer for your products and services and noticed that it is well below that of your competitors? As I was speaking with the amazing women that attended the June edition of PRECIOUS Nights, it seemed very clear that a lot of Black women were under charging for and…

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Black Lives Matter

Dear Precious Community, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the events that have taken place over the last few weeks. I want to make a clear statement on behalf of myself and PRECIOUS. Like many of you, I have been hurting over the most recent outbursts of violence against Black bodies in the…

Winners announced for 13th Annual PRECIOUS Awards

Held in the historic surroundings of the Waldorf Hotel in central London, the 13th Annual PRECIOUS  Awards saw some of the most inspiring women of colour in the UK awarded for their enterprise and leadership. The diverse range of finalists included two university friends who founded a natural hair brand that was the first afro…

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The PRECIOUS AWARDS teams up with UnLtd to reward Social Entrepreneurs

The PRECIOUS Awards, the leading awards programme for women of colour in the UK, is partnering with UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, to create a new awards category to recognise and support women who are driving lasting social change. The PRECIOUS Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award sponsored by UnLtd, is a new initiative…

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Stand tall, stand out, be seen | Precious Conference 2019

Our first ever conference builds on the success of the Precious Awards, now in their 13th year. The theme is  VISIBILITY – ‘How to stand tall, stand out and be seen’. Precious Conference 2019 is dedicated to inspiring, mentoring and empowering women of colour at work and in business through talks, workshops and a panel discussion….

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Winners announced for 12th Annual PRECIOUS Awards

The winners have been announced for the 12th Annual PRECIOUS Awards. The event, which took place at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, London, celebrated the achievements of women of colour in enterprise, leadership and industry. Sponsored by Santander, Reed Smith, Vlisco, BAME Recruitment, the BIPC, and the Ilesha Charitable Trust – the Awards have gone from…

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Find your purpose | Sharleene Bibbings

If you want to smash it out of the park in your career then get more meaning in your life. If you have a purpose, research shows that you: are 64% more likely to have a higher level of career satisfaction are 50% more likely to be a leader are 42% more likely to have career contentment…

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Effective Female Networks …Removing The Sting of the Queen Bee | Cecilia Harvey

In order for women to advance in the workplace, strong female networks are critical. Networks are effective if they are attracting and retaining exceptional talent and connecting and advancing women in the industry. Unfortunately, Queen Bee Syndrome can weaken networks and can be the biggest hindrance to women climbing the ranks in the workplace. Queen…