Miranda Brawn’s Speaking Tour & Judging Engagements 2017/18

Miranda Brawn is a professional LAMDA qualified public speaker who has spoken across the globe including parliament, schools, universities, various organisations and events as an events host, after dinner speaker and presenter. Her professional experience combined with her exuberant personality makes her a sought-after public speaker of the highest calibre.

In 2017, Miranda Brawn’s speaking engagements are as follows:

  • Oxford University, Oxford, UK
  • The LegalEx Show, London, UK
  • St Luke’s Primary School, London, UK
  • Cancer Research UK Women of Influence Fellows Day, London, UK
  • Walthamstow School for Girls, London, UK
  • Futur en Seine Festival on diversity, tech artificial intelligence, Paris, Europe
  • Newsweek RegTech Conference, London, UK
  • Pan African Thought first anniversary event, London, UK
  • The Lawyer Conference on RegTech and FinTech, London, UK
  • National Diversity Awards Celebration 2017, London, UK
  • 12th Audit, Risk & Governance Africa Conference, Mauritius, Africa
  • The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture 2017, UOL London, UK

Dubai and New York speaking engagements to be confirmed for Q3 2017.

2018 speaking engagements are already being booked as per below:

  • The British Dental Association, London, UK

Miranda Brawn is also a judge and an awards host for various award ceremonies and events which includes the following for 2017. In the past, this has also included Brummel Magazine’s Top 30 Women Innovators 2016 and Lambeth Community Awards etc.

Judging at:

  • Solicitors Journal Awards 2017, London, UK
  • We Are The City (WATC) – Rising Star Awards 2017, London, UK

Book Miranda Brawn by emailing Miranda via info@mirandabrawn.com stating all of the relevant details or via one of her speaking agents:

https://www.speakerscorner.co.uk/speaker/miranda-brawn

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Previous speaking engagements include some of the following:

http://www.legalex.co.uk/news/blog.asp?blog_id=3729

http://europeethicssummit.com/

https://www.bima.co.uk/en/Article/13-Jan-2016/The-Great-British-Diversity-Experiment-has-begun

http://www.regtechconf.com/speakers/miranda-brawn

https://events.bizzabo.com/200388/agenda/speakers/104195

Announcement – trusted business, legal and diversity expert Miranda Brawn will provide a keynote at Teen Girls Conference

http://auditriskgovernanceafrica.misti.com/speakers/speaker-roster

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/uk%E2%80%99s-first-diversity-lecture-aimed-top-bame-schoolkids

http://www.societyofasianlawyers.co.uk/2015/06/sal-student-young-professionals-conference-2016/

http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/generation-success-encourages-aspirations-with-black-history-month-event-596612221.html

https://events.lawsociety.org.uk/uploads/files/27f6563b-61b7-4763-aa98-f819ced6f999.pdf

https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/288/188891

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2016/01/12/tesco-taps-great-british-diversity-experiment-tackle-food-wastage-problem

http://www.inspirationalyou.co.uk/events/upcoming-events/83-be-inspired-series-3-29th-june-2013-at-birkbeck-univerisity

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/is-britain-a-post-racial-society-tickets-30907982608

http://www.icmagroup.org/About-ICMA/ICMA-Women-s-Network/

http://professionalsforafrica.com/16th-april-2015-diane-abbott-event-with-executives-in-africa/

https://www.theguardian.com/partner-zone-university-of-law/2016/nov/22/we-need-more-females-and-ethnic-minorities-in-the-legal-profession

https://www.globalbankingandfinance.com/generation-success-holds-sold-out-law-event-at-parliament/

Testimonials from the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship Winners & Mentees from the Foundation’s Mentoring Programme

On the 15th October 2016, the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation made UK history by launching the first diversity lecture aimed at schoolchildren particularly from a BAME background to help increase all forms of diversity including race.

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship winners and mentees from the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation Mentoring Programme share their views since winning and how the Foundation has helped them.

Testimonials from the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship 2016 Winners:

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation has been a blessing. As a scholar, I’ve been able to attend the inaugural Diversity Leadership lecture, to buy books for my degree and, above all, I’ve benefitted from the wonderful mentoring of Miranda Brawn. 

Miranda has taken an active and genuine interest in my development this year as a next generation diversity leader. She has helped me to secure enjoyable work experience, and has kindly supported my student society – the Oxford University African Caribbean Society – in establishing our Women’s Network and being a speaker at our inaugural event. I’m so happy to have had Miranda Brawn alongside me this year, and I’d encourage you to get involved too.” – Mobeen Salih, University of Oxford, Chair of ACS Society, Future UN Leader and The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship 2016 Winner
 
 It has been an absolute honour and blessing to be part of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship’s inaugural cohort, and I am grateful to Miranda and her team for their work. The Foundation, the scholarship programme, the annual Diversity Leadership lecture and what they each stand for are wonderful and resonate with me given my heart for increased diversity and representation in academic and professional environments. However, by far the best part for me in the whole process has been the wonderful counselling and mentorship provided by Miranda herself. 
 
To have such direct, one-to-one access to someone with such incredible expertise, a stunning repertoire and a stellar track record for success is an honour and a privilege for which I will ever be grateful. But more than that, Miranda has become a friend, and that, for me, is priceless. Miranda has the incredible capacity to see where you are now, in terms of your personal and professional development, and encourage you there, and simultaneously see your potential and where you could and can be given the right investment and strategies, and to nurture you to that point. To anyone thinking of applying, this is a priceless opportunity.” – Imani Jeffers, University of Cambridge, and The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship 2016 Winner.
 
 ” Winning the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship and mentoring sessions have been a wonderful privilege. Not only will the money help towards funding my university studies but the tailored mentoring sessions by Miranda have helped support me achieve my potential, make a difference to the community and be part of  something worthwhile. In addition, Miranda has also helped me form a relationship with the British Dental Association as part of my diversity initiative where I will be publishing an article with them and speaking to their newly qualified denstists about increasing diversity in the dental industry.”Zahra Haque, A level student, Future Dentist and The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship 2016 Winner.

“I was honoured and appreciative to learn that I was selected as one of the first recipients of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship with the Prince’s Trust. As a Social Entrepreneur, campaigning to provide more opportunities for young adults from LGBT and BAME backgrounds, I knew working with Miranda Brawn would be the perfect fit. Miranda’s altruism speaks volumes to me. Her focused and personal approach to mentoring instantly put me at ease and I am in awe of her unyielding dedication to the next generation of Diversity Leaders.

As part of the scholarship, I was fortunate enough to secure work experience at the Black Cultural Archives. This gave me an insight into how they run their events and exhibitions as well as introducing me to an influential network. Within a few months of winning the scholarship, Miranda had invited me to meet HRH The Prince of Wales which highlights the networking opportunities offered via Miranda’s mentoring programme. Thanks to Miranda’s generous support, I am several steps closer to achieving my career goals and I highly recommend the scholarship to anyone ready to make profound changes to their future and community.” – Leanne Lashley, Businesswoman, Founder of Miswits and The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship (Prince’s Trust) 2016 Winner.

“The scholarship that I have received has been an eye opening and inspiring experience for me. It has been a great blessing to gain advice from someone who is experienced and wise in the areas that I want to work in when I’m older. The opportunities that I have received have given me motivation to keep working at what I want to achieve, even when it gets difficult. The mentoring sessions on public speaking and confidence building helped me to deliver a diversity talk to my year group on how to increase diversity in the media. This would not have been possible without Miranda’s mentoring and continuous support. 

I would encourage any person who is interested in law and wants to experience things outside of their comfort zone to get involved in the opportunities that are available.” – Savannah Odeyemi, GCSE Student and Future Environmental Lawyer 

 “The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation has been critical in my personal development. The Scholarship enabled me to pursue my career interests in the law, allowing me to undertake work experience and pay part of my tuition fee. I have benefited from mentoring which has helped me to identify my career plans. Most importantly, The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation has demonstrated the significance of giving back and offering other individuals the same opportunity while helping me as a next generation diversity leader.”  Suffian Hussain, Future Lawyer and Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship (Law) 2016 Winner

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship has been a special experience for me! From supporting my personal endeavours, right through to giving me the opportunity to explore and delve into new sectors of employment, Miranda has been the most supportive and hands on mentor one could possibly ask for. 

 It was an absolute honour attending her pioneering Diversity Leadership lecture, and I encourage more young people to apply for the scholarship as you will benefit from an array of work experience opportunities, expert guidance and tailored support for your own personal development!” Jacqueline GOMES-NEVES, Future Politician and the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship (Multi-Sector) 2016 Winner

A few of the scholarship winners for 2016 share their feedback via this You Tube video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkSW5JK3zNg

Testimonials from The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation Mentoring Programme:

  Miranda’s mentoring programme helped me get a job offer within 3 weeks after several months of rejection. Miranda’s mentoring is a must for anyone who needs help with their career goals.” – Ahmed, Trainee Accountant, Bradford.
 

 There are three kinds of people I have come to know in my life. There are sharers who believe in the spirit of community and mutual respect. And there are takers who take what they need without regard for consequences. The third and the rarest are the growers. They see the world through a kaleidoscope and have an innate ability to take elements of potential only so that they can weave through them a narrative of progress and growth. Miranda is one of these growers whom I have come to know and appreciate. Her genuine and passionate interest in my development as a person as well as a professional has been nothing short of inspiring.

 I first met Miranda during her Diversity Leadership Lecture in 2016 hosted at the University of Law. Although I was just an audience, I was so inspired by her conviction to include more diversity in the UK’s workforce that I ended up writing an e-mail asking her to be my mentor. To my surprise, Miranda not only agreed, but also went beyond my expectations. Within thirty minutes of our first mentor-protégé meeting, I was contacted by a senior associate at a prominent law firm, and within a week, I was arranging meetings with influential people both in law and LawTech to help with my work experience and placement. The kind of openness and generosity I have witnessed from Miranda has been truly extraordinary, and I cannot thank her enough for her unyielding support and belief in me to grow into a better person than I am today.”  Edward Byungjin Kang, Full time, GDL Student, University of Law

 Today’s session was truly inspirational. I am so grateful to Miranda for giving me her time. I feel that I am now equipped to pursue the legal career I desire. Miranda has given me the tools and the confidence that I needed. I highly recommend a session if you want to take or regain control of your career!” – Yemi, Personal Assistant and Aspiring Lawyer, London
 
 “Miranda has been an invaluable source of knowledge and encouragement to me. She has had such a huge impact on boosting my self confidence as well as helping me to make stronger job applications. Despite her busy schedule, I’m amazed at how she always makes time to promptly respond to my questions and give advice as needed. I have benefitted far more than I could have hoped for from her mentoring.” Ayomide Akin-Oteniya, Future Lawyer

 

Press Release: Miranda Brawn’s You Tube Channel Launch

Miranda Brawn has launched a new You Tube channel to help with business career, diversity requirements and everything else! The videos will consist of a range of topics in association with Miranda Brawn and the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation.
The first set of videos focus on career advice and diversity at the UK history making Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture held at the University of law on 15th October 2016. These include an opening keynote by Dame Jocelyn Barrow, closing keynote by Dame Fiona Woolf, winners of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship 2016, mentees and members of the audience.
Watch the channel and subscribe now via

Press Release: Top Diversity Leader Miranda Brawn Nominated for the UK’ Largest Diversity Awards

Miranda Brawn a local role model from London has been nominated for the Positive Role Model Award at The National Diversity Awards 2017.

The Breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral will play host to this year’s awards, to be held on 08th September. Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people will come together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, recognising individuals and groups from grass roots communities. The prestigious black tie event recognises nominees in their respective fields of diversity including age, disability, gender, race, faith, religion and sexual orientation.

Miranda Brawn said: “I am delighted to be nominated for a Positive Role Model Award at the National Diversity Awards. These awards are key to highlighting the great diversity work across the UK and I’m humbled to be part of this. I would like to thank everyone who have supported my diversity initiatives. To be recognised for my diversity work spanning across nearly two decades helping to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion within today’s society is wonderful.”

Microsoft and Direct Line are Headline sponsors of the UK’s largest diversity awards, attracting a growing list of supporters including Sir Lenny Henry, Graham Norton and Katie Piper. Olympic Diver Tom Daley said, ‘The National Diversity Awards is a true celebration. A celebration of role models and community organisations who are having a huge impact on people lives. Everybody who has been nominated and shortlisted is striving towards making society better for everyone, regardless of age, gender, race, faith, religion, sexual orientation or disability. I would like to wish all nominees the very best of luck at this year’s National Diversity Awards’. Hollyoaks star Annie Wallace and autism campaigner Aston Avery received accolades at last year’s ceremony alongside a host

of incredible award winners. With support from national Cheerleaders, Mermaids were commended in 2016 for providing incredible support to more than 1000 children and teenagers each year with gender identity issues. And ‘Voice of Nations’ founder Dr. Sylvia Forchap-Likambi was applauded for empowering thousands of disadvantaged women and girls worldwide. Aim Academy, Black Cultural Archives, and Channel 4 were also recognised amongst some of the UK’s most inspiring role models, community organisations and inclusive employers.

The National Diversity Awards receives over 20,000 nominations and votes annually. Founder & CEO Paul Sesay said, ‘Unlocking Britain’s diverse talent and rewarding unsung champions remains at the heart of these awards. As we enter our 6th year, I know there are still so many game changers who remain unnoticed and unheard. We aim to provide a platform for those who have the passion and determination to spread the positive message of inclusivity. I look forward to learning about this year’s nominees and witnessing their spectacular journeys.’

Nominations are now open and close June 09th 2017 – so don’t miss out on your chance to get involved! Shortlisted nominees will be announced shortly after this date.

PRESS RELEASE: THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION LAUNCHES LGBT/BAME SCHOLARSHIP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MOSAIC LGBT YOUTH CENTRE

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership (MBDL) Foundation are pleased to announce that our annual application process has opened for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship for Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre 2017. 

Running in over 60 cities in Britain, the Scholarship will help the next generation of BAME future leaders build and lead successful, growing and dynamic careers.

Scholarship Sectors: The MBDL Foundation will award six (6) scholarships to extraordinary BAME young leaders. The sectors are:

·         Law

·         Business & Finance

·         Multi-Sector (covering all industries such as STEM, Politics, Media etc.)

·         The Prince’s Trust (different application form/criteria is used)

·         Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre (different application form/criteria is used)

·         Lambeth Council

Scholarship Program Eligibility and Benefits: 

To be eligible to apply applicants must:

o    Be between the ages of 14-21 years

o    Be from a Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority Background (BAME)

o    Be in attendance at a school, college or university in the UK on a full-time basis

o    Good academic performance

o    Have an interest in diversity

o    Be available to accept the Scholarship on 21st October 2017 in London.

Scholarship Package:

o    An amount up to £1,000

o    Tailored work experience

o    Mentoring with CV Advice

o    VIP access to The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture.

All those who match the criteria are encouraged to apply and forward the opportunity to eligible friends, family and colleagues.

Application Form: There is a new application form to allow for more information which can be located via Scholarship Application Form.

Please note that the Prince’s Trust scholarship has a different application form and criteria via PTX.MBDL Scholarship Application Form – Prince%27s Trust.

Please note that the Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre scholarship has a different application form and criteria via MBDL Scholarship Application Form – Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre (1).

Please email info@mirandabrawn.com with any questions. It is important to include the “Applicant Name” and “Scholarship Application” in the email subject line for both questions and when submitting your application form.

Selection and Notification of Applicant Status: Consistent with last year, application materials will be reviewed by our judging panel who volunteer to serve on a dedicated Selection Committee. The winning applicants will be notified during The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture.

Judging Panel 2017:  The esteemed judging panel for 2017 are some of the most influential people in Britain who are passionate about diversity and leaders at the top of their profession (in alphabetical order):

·         Afua Hirsch (Barrister, Journalist and SKY TV Presenter)

·         Amanda Illing (Chief Executive, Hardwicke)

·         Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE, FRAM, FTCL (Founder, Artistic & Executive Director Chineke)

·         Darren Allaway (Managing Director at UBS Wealth Management)

·         Heather Melville (Director at Royal Bank of Scotland plc)

·         Cllr Jacqui Dwyer MBE (Local Councillor in Lambeth)

·         James De Sausmarez (Director and Head of Investment Trusts at Henderson Global Investors and Common Councilman for Candlewick Ward, City of London)

·         Jo Sidhu QC (Barrister at  25 Bedford Row)

·         Katherine Galliano (Director, People and Culture at Vision Fund International)

·         Dr Mohammed Hashi (Founder of  Brixton Soup Kitchen, chair at Pan-London Stop and Search Community Monitoring Network)

·         Mohan Yogendran (Director at Rockpools)

·         Nathaniel Crowley (Lawyer at White & Case)

·         Nicholas Cheffings (Global Chair at Hogan Lovells)

·         Pauline Miller (Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Lloyd’s of London)

·         Paul Sesay (Founder of National Diversity Awards)

·         Patrick Vernon OBE (Founder of Every Generation Media and Chair of The Labour Party’s Race Equality Advisory Group)

·         Russell Knight (Senior Head of Outreach, Assessment and Outcomes for South Region of the UK at The Prince’s Trust)

·         Sarah Blomfield (Managing Director at Rothschilds)

·         Simon Dowson-Collins (General Counsel at Harper Collins)

·         Suki Sandhu (CEO of Audeliss & Founder of OUTstanding)

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture: The Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture aims to raise the awareness of diversity and equality with the next generation of BAME future leaders. It will also celebrate some of the excellent and inspiring achievements of our next generation of BAME leaders from across the UK. Britain’s best BAME future talent will come together for an inspiring event while learning more about the creation of a more diverse and inclusive workplace to enable future success.

This lecture made UK history in 2016 followed by winning an award from the UK Prime Minister and personal praise by HRH The Prince of Wales for diversity work across the UK.  The scholarships are awarded during the The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture.

The 2017 agenda will include:

o    Keynote address by Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE.

o    The Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture will be delivered by Miranda Brawn.

o    Panel discussion with some of the best leaders in the country.

o    Scholarship winners for 2016 will each deliver a talk.

o    Closing Address by our Patron Dame Fiona Woolf DBE.

Venue: This will be held on the 21 October 2017 at The University of Law, London.

Sponsors and supporters: The MBDL scholarship program is  sponsored by Hogan Lovells and others. The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture is hosted and sponsored by The University of Law. This initiative has attracted a growing list of top employers who support this such as 25 Bedford Row, We Are The City, The Link App, JHPR, Chineke, Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Lambeth Council, Henderson Global Investors, Vision Fund International, Rockpools, Lloyd’s of London, Audeliss, OUTstanding, Rothchilds, National Diversity Awards and Hardwicke.

Miranda Brawn, Founder of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation said: “This initiative has recognised and encouraged our next generation of BAME diversity leaders while providing them with the right support in their quest for future success.”

Testimonials from the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship 2016 Winners: 

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation has been a blessing. As a scholar, I’ve been able to attend the inaugural Diversity Leadership lecture, to buy books for my degree and, above all, I’ve benefitted from the wonderful mentoring of Miranda Brawn.  

Miranda has taken an active and genuine interest in my development this year as a next generation diversity leader. She has helped me to secure enjoyable work experience, and has kindly supported my student society – the Oxford University African Caribbean Society – in establishing our Women’s Network and being a speaker at our inaugural event. I’m so happy to have had Miranda Brawn alongside me this year, and I’d encourage you to get involved too.” – Mobeen Salih, University of Oxford, Chair of ACS Society and The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship 2016 Winner

It has been an absolute honour and blessing to be part of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship’s inaugural cohort, and I am grateful to Miranda and her team for their work. The Foundation, the scholarship programme, the annual Diversity Leadership lecture and what they each stand for are wonderful and resonate with me given my heart for increased diversity and representation in academic and professional environments. However, by far the best part for me in the whole process has been the wonderful counselling and mentorship provided by Miranda herself. 

To have such direct, one-to-one access to someone with such incredible expertise, a stunning repertoire and a stellar track record for success is an honour and a privilege for which I will ever be grateful. But more than that, Miranda has become a friend, and that, for me, is priceless. Miranda has the incredible capacity to see where you are now, in terms of your personal and professional development, and encourage you there, and simultaneously see your potential and where you could and can be given the right investment and strategies, and to nurture you to that point. To anyone thinking of applying, this is a priceless opportunity.– Imani Jeffers, University of Cambridge and The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship 2016 Winner.

The 2017 Scholarship Applications Accepted 29 March – 29 June

Key Dates

29 March 2017 – Scholarship application process will open.

29 June 2017 – Scholarship application process will close at 11.59PM GMT.

7 August 2017 – Judging finalised.

21 September 2017 – Attendees confirmed for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture.

21 October 2017 – Scholarship Winners awarded at The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture.

To apply for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship please visit www.mirandabrawn.com for the www.mirandabrawn.com/diversity-leadership-foundation-scholarship/ page to retrieve further details. 

ABOUT

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership (MBDL) Foundation, an award winning non-profit organisation founded by UK diversity leader Miranda Brawn, aims to provide the next generation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnics (BAME) future leaders with incentives and opportunities while increasing all forms of diversity and equality especially race.  The MBDL Foundation offers scholarships, diversity leadership lectures, mentoring programmes and access to top diverse talent. Our Patrons are Dame Fiona Woolf DBE and Dame Jocelyn Barrow DBE. For more information visit www.mirandabrawn.com/diversity-leadership-foundation-scholarship/

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre, a London-based registered non-profit organisation, which is specifically designed for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT+) people, as well of those who are questioning their sexuality and/or gender identity, aged thirteen to nineteen. We have three central aims – to support, educate, and inspire our young person. http://mosaicyouth.org.uk/. The Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre has partnered with The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation from since April 2017 to provide scholarships to young person from a LGBT and Black, Asian and minority ethnic background to become a next generation leader and future success.

The Prince’s Trust, believe that every young person should have the chance to succeed. We help 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. Many of the young people we help are in, or leaving, care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems, or have been in trouble with the law.

The Trust has returned £1.4 billion in value to society through our help for disadvantaged young people over the last ten years alone. It all began in 1976, when HRH The Prince of Wales had a bold idea. Having completed his duty in the Royal Navy, His Royal Highness became dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK. He founded His Trust to deliver on that commitment. The Prince’s Trust has partnered with The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation from since January 2016 to provide scholarships to young person from a Black, Asian and minority ethnic background to become a next generation leader and future success. https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/

PRESS RELEASE: The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship Application Process has opened on 29 March 2017

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership (MBDL) Foundation are pleased to announce that our annual application process has opened for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship 2017. Running in over 60 cities in Britain, the Scholarships on offer helps the next generation of BAME future leaders build and lead successful, growing and dynamic careers.

Scholarship Sectors: The MBDL Foundation will award four (4) scholarships to extraordinary BAME students. The sectors are:

o    Law

o    Finance

o    Multi-Sector (covering all industries such as STEM, Politics, Media etc.)

o    The Prince’s Trust (different application form and criteria is used)

Scholarship Program Eligibility and Benefits: 

To be eligible to apply applicants must:

o    Be between the ages of 14-21 years

o    Be from a Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority Background (BAME)

o    Be in attendance at a school, college or university in the UK on a full-time basis

o    Good academic performance

o    Have an interest in diversity

o    Be available to accept the Scholarship on 21st October 2017 in London.

Scholarship Package:

o    An amount up to £1,000

o    Tailored work experience

o    Mentoring with CV Advice

o    VIP access to The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture.

All those who match the criteria are encouraged to apply and forward the opportunity to eligible friends, family and colleagues.

Application Form: There is a new application form to allow for more information which can be located via Scholarship Application Form.

Please email info@mirandabrawn.com with any questions. It is important to include the “Applicant Name” and “Scholarship Application” in the email subject line for both questions and when submitting your application form.

Selection and Notification of Applicant Status: Consistent with last year, application materials will be reviewed by our judging panel who volunteer to serve on a dedicated Selection Committee. The winning applicants will be notified during The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture.

Judging Panel 2017:  The esteemed judging panel for 2017 are some of the most influential people in Britain who are passionate about diversity and leaders at the top of their profession (in alphabetical order):

o    Afua Hirsch (Barrister, Journalist and SKY TV Presenter)

o    Amanda Illing (Chief Executive, Hardwicke)

o    Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE, FRAM, FTCL (Founder, Artistic & Executive Director Chineke)

o    Darren Allaway (Managing Director at UBS Wealth Management)

o    Heather Melville (Director at Royal Bank of Scotland plc)

o    Cllr Jacqui Dwyer MBE (Local Councillor in Lambeth)

o    James De Sausmarez (Director and Head of Investment Trusts at Henderson Global Investors and Common Councilman for Candlewick Ward, City of London)

o    Jo Sidhu QC (Barrister at  25 Bedford Row)

o    Katherine Galliano (Director, People and Culture at Vision Fund International)

o    Dr Mohammed Hashi (Founder of  Brixton Soup Kitchen, chair at Pan-London Stop and Search Community Monitoring Network)

o    Mohan Yogendran (Director at Rockpools)

o    Nicholas Cheffings (Global Chair at Hogan Lovells)

o    Pauline Miller (Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Lloyd’s of London)

o    Paul Sesay (Founder of National Diversity Awards)

o    Patrick Vernon OBE (Founder of Every Generation Media and Chair of The Labour Party’s Race Equality Advisory Group)

o    Sarah Blomfield (Managing Director at Rothschilds)

o    Simon Dowson-Collins (General Counsel at Harper Collins)

o    Suki Sandhu (CEO of Audeliss & Founder of OUTstanding)

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture: The Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture aims to raise the awareness of diversity and equality with the next generation of BAME future leaders. It will also celebrate some of the excellent and inspiring achievements of our next generation of BAME leaders from across the UK. Britain’s best BAME future talent will come together for an inspiring event while learning more about the creation of a more diverse and inclusive workplace to enable future success.

This lecture made UK history in 2016 followed by winning an award from the UK Prime Minister and personal praise by HRH The Prince of Wales for diversity work across the UK.  The scholarships are awarded during the The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture.

The 2017 agenda will include:

o    Keynote address by Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE (Founder of The Chineke! and the Black British Business Person of 2016 at the BBBAwards).

o    The Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture will be delivered by Miranda Brawn.

o    Panel discussion with some of the best leaders in the country.

o    Scholarship winners for 2016 will each deliver a talk about how the scholarship has benefited them.

o    Closing Address by our Patron Dame Fiona Woolf DBE.

Venue: This will be held on the 21 October 2017 at The University of Law, London.

Miranda Brawn, Founder of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation said, ‘This initiative has recognised and encouraged our next generation of BAME diversity leaders while providing them with the right support in their quest for future success.’

Sponsors and supporters: The MBDL scholarship program is  sponsored by Hogan Lovells and others. The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture is hosted and sponsored by The University of Law. This initiative has attracted a growing list of top employers who support this such as 25 Bedford Row, We Are The City, The Link App, JHPR, Chineke, Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Lambeth Council, Henderson Global Investors, Vision Fund International, Rockpools, Lloyd’s of London, Audeliss, OUTstanding, Rothchilds, National Diversity Awards and Hardwicke.

The 2017 Scholarship Applications Accepted 29 March – 29 June

Key Dates

29 March 2017 – Scholarship application process will open.

29 June 2017 – Scholarship application process will close at 11.59PM GMT.

7 August 2017 – Judging finalised.

21 October 2017 – Scholarship Winners awarded at The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture.

To apply for The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship please visit www.mirandabrawn.com for the www.mirandabrawn.com/diversity-leadership-foundation-scholarship/ page to retrieve further details. 

ABOUT

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership (MBDL) Foundation, an award winning non-profit organisation founded by UK diversity leader Miranda Brawn, aims to provide the next generation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnics (BAME) future leaders with incentives and opportunities while increasing all forms of diversity and equality especially race.  The MBDL Foundation offers scholarships, diversity leadership lectures, mentoring programmes and access to top diverse talent. Our Patrons are Dame Fiona Woolf DBE and Dame Jocelyn Barrow DBE. For more information visit www.mirandabrawn.com/diversity-leadership-foundation-scholarship/

The Prince’s Trust and The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation join forces to help increase race diversity in Britain

The Prince’s Trust has teamed up with The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation to help a young BAME person become a future success. This will involve a young BAME person from the Trust being awarded a Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship to help them turn their life around and become a future success.RGB-W-Support (2)

The Prince’s Trust said: “The Prince’s Trust is delighted to be working with The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship to provide a young person that has benefited from the work of the Trust with this amazing opportunity to grow, develop and become the very best that they can be through this initiative.”

Miranda Brawn said: “It is truly wonderful for the ‘Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship’ to partner with ‘The Prince’s Trust’. This will help a young BAME person from a disadvantaged background turn their life around and become a future success. To be able to support the charity founded by the HRH Prince of Wales is an amazing opportunity to help increase race diversity within Britain. The winning recipient will have the opportunity to attend the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture in October 2016 which is sponsored by the University of Law.”

The Prince’s Trust is a charity in the United Kingdom founded in 1976 by Charles, Prince of Wales, and Frederick John Pervin to help young people. They run a range of training programmes, provide mentoring support and offer financial grants to build the confidence and motivation of disadvantaged young people. https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation was founded in 2015 by Miranda Brawn to help Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) future leaders become a success, while increasing race diversity and equality in Britain and beyond. The Foundation includes the distribution of scholarships, annual diversity lectures and mentoring programmes. http://mirandabrawn.com/diversity-leadership-foundation-scholarship/

PRESS RELEASE – The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship Application Process has opened on 29 February 2016

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship in association with Black Cultural Archives has opened the application process on Monday, 29 February 2016

Application Form:  http://bcaheritage.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Miranda-Brawn-Diversity-Scholarship-application-form.pdf

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation and the Black Cultural Archives are pleased to announce the application opening of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship. Running in over 60 cities in Britain, the Scholarship will help the next generation of BAME future leaders build and lead successful, growing and dynamic careers.

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation, founded by Miranda Brawn, aims to provide the next generation of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnics (BAME) future leaders with incentives and opportunities while increasing racial diversity and equality in Britain and beyond.  This includes the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship, the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture and Mentoring Programme.

Founded in 1981, the Black Cultural Archives’ mission is to collect, preserve and celebrate the heritage and history of Black people in Britain. The UK’s first dedicated Black heritage centre was opened in Brixton, London in July 2014. The new location has enabled the Black Cultural Archives to provide greater access to their archive collection, dedicated learning spaces and an exciting programme of exhibitions and events that explore British history from a unique perspective. The Chair is Dawn Hill, Vice Chair Miranda Brawn and Director Paul Reid.

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship includes £1,000 funding, work experience, CV advice, mentoring and VIP access to the “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture”. Recipients of the Scholarship will be chosen annually based on their academic performance and interest in diversity. The Scholarship Committee will choose the finalists who will be invited for an interview in September 2016. The first set of scholarships will be awarded during the “Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture”.

The diverse panel of judges for the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship include some of the most influential people in Britain:

  • Dawn Hill (Chair of the Black Cultural Archives)
  • Karen Blackett OBE (Chairwoman of MediaCom UK)
  • Nicholas Cheffings (Global Chair of Hogan Lovells & Chair of PRIME)
  • Gavin Prentice (Board Director at Levmet Board Holdings Ltd)
  • Andrew Palmer (CEO of Aston Martin)
  • Kim Hollis QC (25 Bedrow Row)
  • Vanessa Valley (Founder & CEO of We Are The City)
  • Darren Allaway (Managing Director of UBS Wealth Management)
  • Funke Abimbola (General Counsel & Company Secretary, Roche Products Limited)
  • Jessica Huie MBE (Founder of Color Blind Cards and JH Public Relations)
  • Lauren Riley (Founder & CEO of The Link App and Ex-BBC Apprentice 2015)
  • Liz Rivers (Women’s Leadership Coach, Mediator and former City lawyer)
  • Catherine McGregor (Editor-in-Chief of General Counsel Publishing at The Legal 500)

The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture aims to raise the awareness of racial diversity and equality with the next generation of BAME future leaders. It will also celebrate some of the excellent and inspiring achievements of our next generation of BAME leaders from across the UK. Britain’s best BAME future talent will come together for an inspiring afternoon while learning more about the creation of a more diverse and inclusive workplace to enable future success.

Dame Jocelyn Barrow DBE will deliver a keynote address, followed by a lecture by Miranda Brawn at the launch of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture. This will be held on the 15 October 2016 at The University of Law, London.

Dame Jocelyn Barrow DBE is the Director for UK Development at Focus Consultancy Ltd. She was the first black woman to be a governor of the BBC and was founder and Deputy Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Council. Dame Jocelyn was a founding member and General Secretary of Campaign Against Racial Discrimination (CARD), the organisation responsible for the Race Relations Act of 1968. In 1972, she was awarded the OBE for work in the field of education and community relations. In 1992, she received the DBE for her work in broadcasting and her contribution to the work of the European Union as the UK member of the Economic and Social Committee.

Miranda Brawn, Founder of the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation and Vice Chair of the Black Cultural Archives said, ‘This initiative will recognise and encourage our next generation of BAME leaders while providing them with the right support in their quest for future success.’

The sponsors for the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship include Hogan Lovells and The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture is sponsored by The University of Law. This initiative has attracted a growing list of top employers who support this such as MediaCom UK, Levmet Board Holdings Ltd, Aston Martin, 25 Bedford Row, We Are The City, Color Blind Cards, JH Public Relations, Inspirational YOU, Generation Success, The Link App, Future Tech Girls, Empiric and The Legal 500.

The application process is now open and will close on 2 September 2016 – so don’t miss out on your chance to get involved! Shortlisted applicants will be announced shortly after this date and will need to be available for an interview in September 2016.

Key Dates

8 January 2016 – Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship & Annual Lecture Launch Announcement

29 February 2016 – Application opens

2 September 2016 – Application closes

September 2016 – Interviews for the 10 finalists

15 October 2016 – Scholarships awarded at the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture

To apply for the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship please visit: www.bcaheritage.org.uk and/or www.mirandabrawn.com to retrieve further details and the application form.