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Black Lives Matter

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…

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What does leadership mean to you? | Sofia Bustamante

We invite coach and community builder, Sofia Bustamante, to answer the question:  what does Leadership mean to You?   Leadership, more than a theory to me, is a practice. An example of leadership that I have experienced is in aikido, a Japanese Martial Art that I have practised for five years. The reason my teacher…

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On Leadership | Donna Herdsman

Here’s the latest in our leadership series. We ask a range of entrepreneurs, business owners, experts, women and men from a range of sectors and industries: ‘What Does Leadership Mean to You?’ Donna Herdsman, replies.   My overriding view is that we are all leaders. Family members, work colleagues, friends,  someone within your extended circle of acquaintances,…

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Winners Announced of the 11th Annual PRECIOUS Awards

“It is essential for our society that no matter what your gender or background is, you have a chance of succeeding in the UK. These awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the substantial contribution of Black and Asian entrepreneurs.’ The Right Hon Theresa May MP, UK Prime Minister The winners of the 11th PRECIOUS…