Join us for this ground-breaking series of monthly PRECIOUS networking events for women of colour in business.
The PRECIOUS Awards was founded in 2007 to celebrate and applaud the professional achievements of women of colour in the UK. The organization has a dynamic and passionate following, gained over eleven years of bringing brilliant women into the spotlight and celebrating the 'Best of British' by recognising and rewarding exceptional determination, innovation and entrepreneurial skills across multiple sectors and inspiring women of colour to succeed in business and professional life.
Over the years, the Awards have grown into a flagship event characterised by open and generous sharing of stories, strategies, challenges and experiences: a room full of exceptional women in business all 'paying it forward' and creating a unique atmosphere of collaboration and motivation. Now, we've decided that once a year isn't enough and so we're thrilled to be hosting this series of networking events that capture the PRECIOUS Awards spirit all year round.
PRECIOUS Nights is a monthly event that gives you the opportunity to hear from previous PRECIOUS Award winners about their business journey, get actionable tips, be inspired and build your network with new contacts. Each event features a panel of previous PRECIOUS Awards category winners sharing their insights and top-tips.
Tickets are £10 and include a networking drinks reception.
Meet our panel
Kelechi Okafor aka Kelechnekoff facilitates self-actualisation through dance. Kelechi opened Kelechnekoff Fitness Studio in 2016 and has since been featured (twice!) as one of the top ten fitness classes to attend by Timeout London.
Kelechi has built her platform on talking honestly about fitness and about societal structures. Kelechi's quick wit and thoughtful Instagram stories have provided a great space for her weekly podcast, Say Your Mind, to thrive.
Kelechi won Fitness Queen of the Year at the 2018 PRECIOUS Lifestyle Awards.
Comet Chukura is the founder of Glow, a social enterprise disrupting the market space between high-visibility wear, ethical production and ath-leisure.
It wasn’t until she started cycling around London more frequently a few years later that she realised the gap in the market and following a brief stint running an online customisation business, Comet turned her hand to found Glow to meet the needs of the active but stylish city dweller.
Glow won social Enterprise of the year at the 2018 PRECIOUS Awards.
In 2007, aged just 20 with £200 and a dream, Jessica founded J’s Dance Factory providing dance classes to children in more than 24 schools across London.
She launched Jessica Elliott Management seven years ago with a vision for an agency that would be a hub brimming with un-media trained, ethnically diverse and talented children whose USP is their genuine love of performing. While also offering brands the chance to see what dance can add to their campaigns.
Jessica has just released her first book 'So You Think Your Kids' Got Talent' a guide for parents who kids want to work in entertainment.Jessica won the Young Entrepreneur of the year Award at the 2009 PRECIOUS Awards.