Foluke Akinlose MBE

Foluke Akinlose MBE
Founder of Precious
Foluke is the founder of PRECIOUS, a digital platform, community, awards and events company, established to profile the professional achievements of Black women and women of colour. 

What can people expect from your workshops?

“We host an event called PRECIOUS Nights at the British Library, it initially started as a networking event for winners of the PRECIOUS Awards to share their story in a more intimate setting. Over the last year we have expanded the criteria to invite incredible women from the wider PRECIOUS community to join us as speakers and programmed more themed events, for example; How to be visible and Entrepreneurship and leadership in the ‘new normal’. 

Our events are open to those looking to start a business, those looking to scale, those looking for some inspiration in their business and/or career and for those who are looking to tap into a fabulous, supportive community.”

What’s the one BIPC resource you love to recommend to people?

“The two BIPC resources I always recommend are the free access to databases such as Mintel and Passport and the one-to-one business sessions that aspiring entrepreneurs can book in to chat about the viability of their ideas.”

Your best piece of business advice?

“A piece of advice I have always clung to and apply to life in general and business: if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well, or why bother?”

Tell us something about you.

“In my spare time I like to switch off by watching reality TV (most likely Housewives of Atlanta, or Dragons’ Den), having nice dinners and good conversations with friends."



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