The Divas of Colour Awards are open to women of all backgrounds and achievements, and aim to uplift and uphold a hugely positive image of women around the world.
Nominations are currently being accepted from across the globe – with the only criteria being that each nominee must have made a significant contribution within a particular sector to improve the lives of women. ANYONE CAN NOMINATE!
Previous Divas of Colour Award Winners include, Bianca Miller, Funke Abimbola, Polly Harrar, Rani Bilkhu, Caroline Bell Foster and Leah Charles-King.
Last year showcased a dazzling array of leading women of colour – with Diane Abbott MP named Lifetime Achiever, and the list of Women of Honour bringing together Patti Boulaye OBE, Mayor Patricia Ekechi, Mandy Sanghera and Professor F N Obasi.
Global Leadership Awards were presented to Stephanie Busari, Debbie Ariyo (OBE) and Pauline Long, while Diva Ambassador Awards went to the inspirational Akua Gyamfi, Nurse Chioma Okeke and Grace Alexander.
Award Categories open for 2017 are as follows:
1. Lifetime Achiever – (must be 60 and above).
2. Women of Honour – (Women leaders who have a long term contributions in building a people . Whether it is family, community, career or in the public sector . These are top women influencers who are highly reputable)
3. Inspirational Diva – Women doing charitable or not for profit works in empowering women and girls.
4. International Diva – Women who have international engagements with International organisations, those whose careers, business or work takes them around the world.
5. Entrepreneur Diva – Women who have succeeded in their own business.
6. Diva Author – Women who have had their works published in the last one year till date. – We will have to see evidence of positive reviews, rating and excerpt.
7. Diva Artiste – Singers, performers and entertainers.
8. Diva presenter – TV or Radio presenters. We would like to see video or recorded evidence of presentation . Number of years of active participate is a crucial criteria.
9. Diva Make-up Artist – Professional make-up artists .
10. Young Achiever – Young women between 18 and 20 who have achieved in business, academics, community service, charitable giving or volunteer work.
11. Diva Influencer – These are opinion drivers, movers and people who are challenging the status quo, influencing change in careers, public and social media, community, politics, etc. They can be said to have more visibility and their voices are often heard more than others.
12. Diva Brand and Fashion designer – This category is only for exhibiting and showcasing brands and designers. Our panellists will select the winners of these categories from their brand presentation.
How to nominate:
Before you nominate a person, discuss it with them so you can have enough details to back up your nomination for them. Decide which categories give them best chance. Then, fill out the form pointing out 5 major reasons you think the deserve the category you’ve nominated them. Your details and that of your nominee is necessary for us to contact them and keep you updated on your ward’s nomination status.