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Big Hair No Care Opens at Pop Brixton

Style influencer, Freddie Harrel, has launched her first retail store for her debut hair line at Big Hair No Care @ Pop Brixton. The store aims to be a fun, welcoming hub for the natural hair community and is set to become a community hot spot for creative and entrepreneurial women of colour to connect…

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11 values that underpin my leadership journey | Tessy Ojo | CEO The Diana Award

Enjoy 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?’ Tessy Ojo, CEO of The Diana Award, replies. I have been in organisational leadership roles for over 17 years and have learnt that leadership…

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A Book That Changed my Life | Patrice Lawrence

We all hold memories of books that have sparked our imagination, but is there one special book that has changed your life? We asked the author, Patrice Lawrence to tell us  about a book that had a huge impact on her. Here’s what she shared… Black Looks: Race and Representation by bell hooks The writer who…

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Lisa Bent | Inside Out | In the Valley

The UK General Election takes place on 8th June 2017. It’s everywhere and it can’t be ignored so it makes sense that I highlight it in this month’s article. I am frustrated that we are here again so soon and I am disappointed that the Prime Minister, Theresa May didn’t want to do a live…

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Opinion | Why you should vote Labour on June 8th | Kate Osamor

Since 2010, the Conservative Government – and the preceding Coalition Government they formed with the Liberal Democrats – have pursued a regressive ideology, with disastrous effects for the levels of poverty and inequality in our society. The past seven years of austerity have hit women of colour hard. The public sector, once a progressive career…

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Finalists announced for PRECIOUS Hair and Beauty Awards

The finalists have been announced for the inaugural PRECIOUS Hair and Beauty Awards powered by PREMAE. The awards launched in January 2017 to provide a platform for women of colour who have created and launched beauty products and services, often from their kitchen tables or tablets and often while juggling other roles. The announcement was made at WahNails, Soho…

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Column | Denise Rawls | Why you should get a job when you start your business

Denise Rawls is a seriously experienced business development consultant and founder of The 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! Here is a chart of what life is like…

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Barbados Comes to South Molton Street

Come and immerse yourself in Barbadian culture and cuisine at Taste Of Barbados, a three-day extravaganza celebrating Bajan culture, cuisine, music and art.  The event organised by Barbados Tourism Marketing takes place on South Molton Street, London from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th May. The event will feature some of Barbados’ hottest musical acts including Arturo…

A PRECIOUS EVENING | Ngum Ngafor

Our most recent event placed the spotlight on women who have started and grown a business in the creative industries.If you haven’t attended a PRECIOUS networking event before, this review from Ngum Ngafor gives a taste of what to expect…   My #WeeklyPlanner Monday: work, yoga, home. Next Monday: Rinse, lather, repeat. Or so I thought…

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Lisa Bent | Inside Out | Surviving or Thriving?

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…   This year Mental Health Awareness Week will run from 8th-14th May. Throughout the week rather than exploring why so many…