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All monies go to the registered domestic violence charity, Strength With In Me Foundation.

Be a part of history as we celebrate women of colour from the past, present & future at our awards event, with a drinks reception, 3-course meal and petit fours.

Date: Friday 1st December, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM
Dress: Black tie / Traditional
Venue: BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JP


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Nominated by anyone from friends and family to teachers and community leaders, The Baton Awards 2023 nominees will be gathered from women from diverse racial groups (in the U.K and globally) and reflect achievements in every area. Nominees will be judged by an experienced panel and not based upon votes which we feel distracts from some of our communities most important ‘unsung heroes’.

They, and their achievements, will demonstrate how minorities can achieve the most extraordinary things despite obstacles and challenges. Our judging panels will choose the winners who will be announced and honoured on December 1st.

The Awards

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The Categories

  • Entrepreneur of the Year 
  • Creative Industry Award
  • Sportswoman of The Year 
  • Political Figure Award 
  • STEM Trailblazer Award 
  • Excellence in Media Award
  • Thought Leader Award
  • Services to Education Award
  • Paulette Wilson Campaigner Award
  • Professional Services Award
  • Lord Hastings Integrity Award
  • Third Sector of the Year
  • Special Founders Award, ‘Against All Odds’ Award

The Founder

Dr Diahanne Rhiney BCAe is an award-winning global empowerment ambassador and Diversity Marketing pioneer who has made an immeasurable impact. She steadfastly established a global reputation in PR as the first to specialise in diversity marketing and race relations almost 30-years ago. Diahanne is a respected agent of change with a clear and driven purpose to promote self-esteem as a tool for empowerment. Her experience in psychology and self-esteem centred healing is based firmly on identity, empowerment, inclusion and the inner-self. Having travelled the world in her mission to empower women all over the globe, studied extensively, and consistently implemented her method for female empowerment; Dr Rhiney founded The Baton Awards to honour women from diverse racial groups.

The NatWest Every Woman Award winner and TEDX speaker has been awarded a British Citizen Award for her positive contribution to empowering young people.