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“All too often, especially when we are in a minority in the institution, as it is across the sector, the work that we do isn’t
recognised, we go unnoticed, until we do something wrong. For someone to say ‘I see you, and I recognise the work that
you’re doing’, really gives me strength. It makes me feel as if I’m doing something very right.

Dr Marcia Wilson Ph.D

Winner, The Leadership Award 2018

The PRECIOUS Awards were launched in 2008 by writer and editor, Foluke Akinlose MBE.

Frustrated at constantly being invited to awards ceremonies championing women, and never seeing women of colour gaining recognition, she set about launching an awards programme that would put the spotlight firmly on women of colour entrepreneurs and leaders.

Since they have launched The PRECIOUS Awards have acknowledged the achievements of 100’s of women and have evolved into a movement and community intent on making visible the trailblazing, change-making women of colour across the UK.

The Awards are more than just accolades; they are a platform to honor the brilliance, resilience, and innovation of women of colour.

The Awards are proud to have partnered with a range of like minded partners, including Santander, House of Commons, UNLTD, Credit Suisse, Barclays to bring these success stories to light.