What We Do

PRECIOUS Online is a digital platform, network and resource for ambitious women of colour. Launched in 1999 by Foluke Akinlose MBE it was the first publication of its kind in the UK.

Today we continue to championing ambitious women of colour by shining a light on their achievements and building their professional networks through powerful sisterhood with PRECIOUS Community.

We do this through our magazine, our awards programmes and our regular monthly events that showcase the success of everyday role models.


The ABCs of the PRECIOUS Community

Awards: Founded in 2007, the PRECIOUS Awards recognise exceptional determination, innovation, entrepreneurial skills and talent across multiple categories. The Awards have prompted successive UK Prime Ministers, and leading voices from across the political spectrum, to passionately proclaim their support and admiration. You can find visit our Hall of Fame for our previous winners here.

Book Box: If you’re a book lover looking to upgrade yourself care, this is for you! We created this book subscription service with Dorothy Koomson to highlight Black authors and Black-owned businesses whilst also elevating your reading experience.

Contributors: Are you an expert in your field? Then why not share your expertise with the PRECIOUS Community? We are always looking for well written articles on topics that you are passionate about. We have a diverse audience of well established, growing and aspiring business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs in the UK and internationally. We welcome articles that reflect that.

Day in the Life: In our “Day in the Life” of “Diary of” features, we follow the experiences of innovative business women as they embark on their journeys. Not to be confused with our Movers & Shakers!

Movers & Shakers: It’s all in the name. Our Movers & Shakers women who are inspiring movement in their fields for all the right reasons. They are senior in their roles or have been in business for 5 years or more. We get to follow their journeys in our monthly features, and at our monthly PRECIOUS Nights events. 

PRECIOUS Nights: This is a monthly event that gives you the opportunity to hear previous PRECIOUS Award winners share the highs, lows and lessons of their business journey, give actionable tips and advice. It’s about connecting and community in a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation. 

Cultivate Your Community

PRECIOUS Online is a collaborative community. We want to hear what you have to say and welcome your input. If you want to talk to PRECIOUS contact Foluke at: foluke@preciousonline.co.uk | @foluke

Nurole partner badge PRECIOUS has been recognised as an approved partner of Nurole, the disruptive online platform democratising access to board level roles. With over 25,000 members across 100+ countries, Nurole provides access to a range of board level paid opportunities from startups to FTSE 100 as well as pro bono trustee roles that are otherwise hard to come by.