The Baton Awards is the leading platform for recognising BAME female pioneers in Britain. The Baton Awards both acknowledge Britain’s BAME pathfinders and celebrate the future pioneers of tomorrow, across diverse sectors, at The House of Lords.
2018 was set to be ‘The year of the woman’. From jubilant celebrations to mark a centenary of the women’s vote and worldwide women’s marches to mark a year since Donald Trump entered The White House with two dozen sexual assault allegations hanging over his head, and the subsequent #MeToo movement picking up global momentum.
The thing is, one year was never going to be enough time to action real change. For BAME women, the journey is even harder as they battle a constant ‘double disadvantage’ in all areas of living in modern Britain.
The Baton Awards 2019 is so much more than just a glitzy evening. The awards have been carefully planned to fall firmly on the International Day Of Women Human Rights Defenders, and within the 16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence; the international awareness campaign aimed at businesses that lack an infrastructure to deal with the large-scale problem that is domestic abuse.
In 2019, BAME women are still living, learning and negotiating their lives in an increasingly complex and challenging environment that discriminates against them every day. This has left a huge need for BAME women to be encouraged, acknowledged and celebrated. This is where The Baton Awards 2019 comes in.
Join us at 7pm, on Thursday 28th November 2019, at the House of Lords, to acknowledge and celebrate the impact and influence of
Wednesday 29th May – The Baton Awards Nominations Open
Monday 12th August at 12:00 Noon – The Baton Awards Nominations Close
Monday 19th August – The Baton Awards First Round Judging Commences
Thursday 28th November – The Baton Awards Event Ceremony