Top award for Black Cultural Archives vice chair

Written by on May 16, 2016 in Business, charity, Community, News - Comments Off on Top award for Black Cultural Archives vice chair
 Miranda Brawn (left) Sherry Ann Dixon, founder of the Awesome YOU awards

Miranda Brawn (left) with Sherry Ann Dixon, founder of the Awesome You awards

Barrister and banker Miranda Brawn, vice chair of Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives, has won this year’s “Awesome You” inspirational role model award from Women on the Crossroads, a social enterprise network.

The first winner, 107-year-old Irene Sinclair, handed the award on at a ceremony at the Hilton, Tower Bridge

Miranda Brawn won the award for her contribution to her community and work on diversity initiatives, especially race diversity, in the UK workforce outside her full-time job.

Her foundation launched the Miranda Brawn diversity leadership scholarship in January this year. It helps future black and minority ethnic leaders from 14 to 21 to become future successes through work experience, funding and mentoring which includes sponsorship from major companies alongside Brawn’s own funding.

She is co-founder of Colorintech, a non-profit company aiming to bring diversity to the London innovation economy by connecting students with top technology  companies and start-ups.

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

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