The Baton Awards is the platform for recognising BAME women in Britain

Nominated by anyone from friends and family to teachers and community leaders, The Baton Awards 2019 nominees will be gathered from the BAME female community (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 at a glittering awards ceremony in London on November 28th at The House of Lords.

The Awards

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
  • International BAME Woman Award
  • Services to Education Award
  • Campaigner Award
  • Professional Services Award
  • Lord Hastings Integrity Award
  • Third Sector of the Year
  • Special Founders Award, ‘Against All Odds’ Award
The Baton Awards 2018 Finalist Certificates

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 BAME women.

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

To join us for the second annual Baton Awards 2019, book your ticket here


It’s the year of the woman and it’s time to make a change. Join us.


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