The Event

The Night

We are delighted to welcome you to the Baton Awards 2018. Join us on the evening for an event that will recognise and reward best practice and success in the BAME community.

The Batons are the perfect opportunity for you to network and to celebrate with friends, colleagues and peers. The venue is the perfect setting to welcome the leading lights from across the industry, networking together and rewarding individual and company success.

More Than Just Glitz

The Baton Awards have been carefully planned to fall firmly on International Human Rights Defenders Day (29 November) 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 of domestic violence.

Devised by award-winning global female empowerment ambassador Dr Diahanne Rhiney BCAe, the Baton Awards 2018 has already garnered interest from all over the world. Winners will receive their Baton Award 2018, from one of the pioneering predecessors (torchbearers) in the field they have succeeded in, and the opportunity to sit and pick their brain after the ceremony.

The Judging Process

Nominated by anyone, the nominees will be drawn from the female BAME community and reflect achievements in several key areas. 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 BAME women can achieve the most extraordinary things despite obstacles and challenges. Our winners will come from public nominations and are whittled down to a shortlist in each category. Our judging panels, comprised of respected figures, choose the winners who will be honoured at the prestigious Terrace Pavilion at The Houses of Parliament.


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Telephone: 0203 743 2566

Key Dates

October – Black History Month

12th October – Adjudication Panel select shortlisted candidates
25th October – Launch and Shortlist Event, Houses of Parliament
29th November – The Baton Awards Ceremony