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Applications to Akindolie Medical Scholarship now open

  A medical scholarship set by lawyer and PRECIOUS awards ambassador, Funke Abimbola, to encourage future doctors from a BAME background, is now open for application. The Akindolie Medical Scholarship was established in 2016 by Ms Abimbola, and her family to honour their father, the late Dr. Frank Olufemi Akindolie. The 2017 scholarship will comprise…

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Lisa Bent | Inside Out | Collaboration

Read 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…   It was a recent Friday morning. I was on my way to work. As usual I had my…

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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…

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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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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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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…

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Hidden Figures screening at Rich Mix London

Not had a chance to see the film Hidden Figures yet? Why not join us at this screening at Rich Mix in London on Tuesday 7th March. Hidden Figures is a film based on the incredible untold true story of the brilliant women working at NASA in the 1960s. Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan…

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Lisa Bent | Inside Out

PRECIOUS is delighted to welcome our new 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… Belief. Entering into its 11th year, The PRECIOUS Awards celebrates the success stories of Women of Colour. This is…

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Opportunity to attend a Recruitment day at the Houses of Parliament

It takes a huge range of skills and experience to keep Parliament running. From catering to communications, security to research, and outreach to estates management, we have hundreds of exciting roles in fascinating areas. Want to find out more? Attend the Recruitment Open Day on 23 February 2017 where teams from the House of Commons…