Precious Nights Network Online

, 19:00 - 20:30
Poster for Precious Nights
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Join us for an evening of conversation and motivation with our panel of three award winning women of colour.
 
About this Event
 
The PRECIOUS Awards was founded in 2007 to celebrate and applaud the professional and entrepreneurial achievements of women of colour in the UK. We have a dynamic and passionate following, gained over eleven years of bringing brilliant women into the spotlight and celebrating and rewarding exceptional determination, innovation, and skills across multiple sectors and inspiring women of colour to succeed.
 
PRECIOUS Nights is a monthly event that gives you the opportunity to hear previous PRECIOUS Award winners share the highs, lows and lessons of their journey, give actionable tips and advice.
 
The evening is about storytelling, connecting, honesty and community in a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation. It's a lovely opportunity to build your network with new contacts and friends - even in these times of physical distancing!

Tickets are £5 and £7.
 
Please pay the amount that you are able to at this time.
 
Meet our award winning panel:

Shalom Lloyd

Shalom is the Founder of Naturally Tribal Skincare, a natural chemical free skincare company built on valuing healthy, ethical and sustainable living whilst empowering African women.

The company was born as Shalom was looking for a remedy for her son's eczema. She looked to her African heritage for a way to help manage her son’s skin condition and found it in an old family skincare recipe from Nigeria.

The company imports personally selected natural ingredients from Africa for research, testing and manufacture in the UK for global distribution and export.

Key to the Naturally Tribal story is their collaboration with the Shea Butter producers of Nigeria’s Essan Kingdom. This mutually beneficial relationship with the community of Essan has evolved into a successful commercial set of products.

Shalom is also the Chief Strategy Officer at Emerging Markets Quality Trials (eMQT), an organisation focused on diversity in Clinical Trials providing the global pharmaceutical industry access to patients in Africa.

She is a Commonwealth Export Champion, a Mentor, and a STEM Ambassador.

Shalom won the PRECIOUS Outstanding Woman in STEM Award in 2017.

Kisha Bradley
 
Kisha is an engineer and activist for diversity in innovation. She created Bright Box Makerspace so socially excluded young people can access making. She is also Co-Founder of #GirlsWithDrills.
 
Kisha’s passion is around inspiring the next generation. Brightbox Makerspace brings STEM to disadvantaged communities with a mobile makerspace and free activities. Brightbox takes its mobile makerspaces to communities for all children to play. It is a place where children can explore technology and meet makers at drop-in sessions, workshops and camps.
 
Girlswithdrills was born after a shared frustrations over the lack of confidence in children, and especially girls. Why are so many people not able to access the vital skills needed for them to thrive in the future?
 
GirlsWithDrils believe that by giving children equal access to making, they’re helping them gain the skills they need for careers they otherwise wouldn’t consider. They are encouraging tomorrow’s inventors, programmers and tinkerers. After all, many of today’s children will have jobs that don’t yet exist.’
 
Kisha won the 2019 PRECIOUS Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Sandra Pinnock-Brown

Sandra is the founder of Xsandy’s Hair & Cosmetics and Primal Beauty Natural Hair & Skin Care Brand.
 
With over 20 years’ experience in mental health care, Sandra started her first business with her husband in 2008. This was a care home which looked after psychiatric patients being rehabilitated from a secure hospital environment back into the community.
 
By 2011, the team had 11 homes with over 70 staff members looking after over 200 patients. In addition to providing care in their community. Fate played its part in Sandra’s entrance into the Afro Hair and Beauty business. When visiting her brother in New York, she was introduced to a businessman from Cambodia who was looking for investors for his fledgling hair business. Sandra seized the opportunity to invest and became a partner in a business she had not yet seen. This partnership led to the launch of Sandra’s own hair manufacturing business in 2011, which is going strong to this day.
 
As rewarding as they were, the stress of running these businesses for over 15 years took its toll, and Sandra’s hair bore the brunt of it and started to fall out.
When trying to remedy the situation, she was misadvised and sold ineffective products by high street retailers. What was most frustrating was lack of product knowledge demonstrated by the store staff. It was this poor service that motivated her to launch Primal Beauty in 2016, Primal Beauty won the PRECIOUS award for the Best Natural Hair Care.

Details

Name: Precious Nights Network Online
Where: Online
When: , 19:00 - 20:30
Price: £5.98 - £8.14
Enquiries: bipcworkshops@bl.uk
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