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Nominations open for the 12th Annual PRECIOUS Awards

Nominations for the PRECIOUS Awards, the UK’s leading event to celebrate the achievements of women of colour, are now open. The awards now in their 12th year put the spotlight on women of colour starting and growing a business, outstanding leaders and those working their magic in corporate life. Categories include. Young Entrepreneur of the year, the Outstanding Woman in Public…

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Lisa Bent | Inside Out | Spring Forward

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… “Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”.Albert Einstein So Spring has arrived, bringing lighter mornings…

Where are the Women in Grime? | Dr Monique Charles

The grime scene has always been heavily dominated by men, with alpha male ideologies pushing women in the scene to make themselves appear more masculine, both in appearance and performance. Over time, women have been able to glamorise their image, and they now have a more diverse representation from more androgynous to hyper-feminine. Women are…

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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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New series for Channel 4 is looking for families to take part

Do you wonder what YOUR children would do with a long weekend to themselves? Families with at least two children aged 8-16 wanted for new series that will question to what degree modern parenting styles prepare children for adulthood. How much do parents influence the behaviour of their children, even when they’re not around? And…

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A Mentor Could Change Your Life – Get Matched | Jessica Huie MBE

We do not all begin at the starting line in life. That’s a fact. I think we all know and accept that our circumstances and background dictate our life opportunities, just as much as our qualifications and experience. So on National Mentoring Day, my colleagues and I introduced Connect Mentors into the world. It’s an online…

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UK Parliament appoints artist to explore impact of race relations laws on local communities

Artist Scarlett Crawford has been appointed by the UK Parliament for a new project entitled First Waves: Exploring the impact of race relations legislation in the UK. Over the course of her residency, she will work with six partner organisations across the country – including the University of Leeds and the Glasgow Women’s Library –…

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Lisa Bent | Inside Out | Love. Love. Love

The latest from our columnist, transformational counsellor and blogger, Lisa Bent. Each month she takes you on the journey to your best self! February has arrived bringing with it a truckload of chocolates, sentimental cards, hearts and basically anything pink and red, as shops and restaurants gear up for Valentine’s Day. It seems like a good time…

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Lisa Bent | Inside Out | 11 things

A New Year has arrived bringing with it a new chapter and a new cycle of 365 days. Lately, I have been thinking about circles. Not in a mathematical sense, more in relation to friendships, different groups and networks. Who we are is central to everything. We are a circle in itself. it starts with…

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Why I launched The Stepmums Club | Priscilla Appeaning

My name is Priscilla Appeaning, and I am the founder of The Stepmums Club. I set up this initiative to debunk the ‘wicked stepmum’ stereotype and give support to this growing community of mothers with their journeys. I became a single parent at 22 years old. I met my now husband and married at the…