British BAME women to be celebrated at Houses of Parliament


A young inspirational speaker who recovered from a coma, a children’s coordinator for musical The Lion King, a British Bangladeshi former boxer, a domestic abuse survivor- those were just a few of the winners stories from The Baton Awards inaugural ceremony, which was held at the Houses of Parliament in London last November and gathered an impressive host of key influencers that included Vanessa Vallely OBE, Maggie Semple OBE and Heather Melville OBE; CCMI.

Endorsed by Lord Hastings, The Baton Awards is the highly-respected platform for recognising BAME young women in Britain. The awards celebrate BAME women of Past, Present and Future by acknowledging Britain’s BAME pathfinders and inspiring future pioneers across diverse sectors.

From today, nominations will be accepted from all over Britain, with a special category for global submissions, in 14 categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, Third Sector of the Year, Thought Leader of the Year, and STEM trailblazer.

Welcoming the awards, Lord Dr Hastings of Scarisbrick CBE told us “The Baton Awards is a wonderful moment to recognise genuine and consistent commitment from individuals who are fighting to build a stronger more generous society. I was thrilled to discover the Baton Awards and honoured to get involved in enabling better recognition of people’s character as well as BAME activity and in my own small way, to add to the founders compelling effort, my humble respect and appreciation.”

The Baton Awards will take place on November 29th 2019 on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day at The House of Lords.