#EightWomen Awards 2014

Over two weeks you nominated women of colour in the UK that you feel have made an impact in their fields and have inspired you. Click on their photos to read more about the nominees. Take your time before you decide which woman to vote for. (Scroll to the end to vote or click here for a direct link)

In its second year the #EightWomen awards is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women of colour across the UK and to spread awareness of the amazing work they do. Some of the nominees you’ll know, some you won’t, but regardless these trailblazers are very much worth celebrating! Listen to Kiri Kankhwende discuss the awards and nominees with Bridgette Tetteh on BBC Radio here from 23:30.

The Background
In September 2013 Media Diversified was sent this article: 8 African-American Women Who Changed the World with the accompanying question “Which 8 women of colour do you think have changed the UK?” We posed the question to our social media followers and the #EightWomen awards were born.

The Event
The #EightWomen with the most votes from the public will be revealed at the “Complicit No More” panel event, highlighting themes and challenges of black feminism and intersectionality on the 15th September at the Khalili Lecture Theatre, School of Oriental and African Studies.

Click here for further information and to book your ticket, limited spaces are available.

Bios were complied by Media Diversified and Ain’t I A Woman collective.

To read about 2013’s nominees and winners click here

The Nominees – Who has inspired you?

Voting is now open!




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