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POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR LGBT –


Shaun is an advocate for LGBT+ inclusion in education and communities. In 2009, in direct response to homophobia in his school, Shaun publicly ‘came out’ to pupils, staff and parents, devising ‘Inclusion For All’ to train educators nationally on positive LGBT+ inclusion. A homophobia survivor, Shaun recounts his inspiring journey to thousands of young people, pioneering LGBT+ inclusion in primary and faith schools, setting an example that others would follow. This incredible role model has trained well over 25,000 U.K. education professionals and featured in national press and on television. Shaun supports many national LGBT and anti-bullying organizations, teacher unions and Amnesty and has advised at government level. Increasingly working overseas, Shaun is currently supporting the entire Isle of Man education system to become LGBT+ inclusive. Shaun’s first book ‘Celebrating Difference’ published by Bloomsbury Education in June 2019.


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POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR GENDER –


Born in a village in India, Barnali witnessed floods and earthquakes which devastated her local community. This sparked her lifelong passion working to combat the effects of natural disasters through scientific solutions. She is a recognized seismic expert working as a Technical Director at Mott MacDonald. She appeared on BBC2 documentary ‘The Imagineers’, highlighting the work of engineers and their solutions to major global hazards. She participated in EEFIT field mission to Nepal following the earthquake and has worked to foster an effective partnership between private companies and Aid organisations. She was recently selected by Financial Times and EM power Empower Future Leaders as top 30 future leaders in the BAME community. This recognition is inspirational as it highlights the support that she can provide for other young women in engineering in a powerful way, challenging the status quo!


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POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH –


Fr Andrew was until recently Vicar of two parishes in London. He was the first working Vicar to marry a same sex partner in June 2014 and has faced strong opposition and considerable hostility from those opposed to LGBTQIA people’s rights within the Church of England. He is an outspoken critic of the leadership of the Church of England for its institutional homophobia and its discriminatory policies against its own LGBTIQIA clergy and members. As a member of General Synod, the parliament of the Church, he has contributed to the ongoing debate on human sexuality within the Church and helped produce a manifesto for change in the Church to promote equality and diversity in the Church of England. He continues to provide pastoral support and encouragement to many LGBTIQIA Christians in the struggle for greater acceptance and inclusion.


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POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH –


Jaspreet Kaur, better known as Behind the Netra for her poetry is a spoken word artist from East London. By day, she is a History teacher at a secondary school in central London, with an academic background in both History and Gender Studies. Her work aims to tackle issues related to gender discrimination, mental health stigma, decolonisation and more. The end of 2016 brought Behind the Netra the title of one of the Top 10 Most Inspirational Sikh Women in the UK. It’s been an incredible year for Behind the Netra, being in the national #thriveon advert with Idris Elba, working with the UN on the HeforShe campaign, presenting her first TED talk and recently won the Asian Women of the Year award and won a Rising Star Award for her inspiring work in education and teaching.


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POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR DISABILITY –


On 14th October 2013, 19 year old Jemma began to feel unwell. Over the next few days her symptoms worsened suffering from severe pain, headaches and constant nausea. Jemma was rushed to A&E and a CT scan revealed severe swelling in the outer lining of her brain, leading to emergency brain surgery. They found Jemma had meningitis strain Y and encephalitis. She woke up three weeks later and spent three and a half months in intensive care, followed by eight months at a neuro rehab unit. Returning home almost one year later, Jemma’s life has been turned upside down. She is tirelessly dedicating her time to raising awareness, sharing her story with various media outlets and campaigning as a Young Ambassador for Meningitis Now. Last year Jemma delivered a speech at the Houses of Parliament highlighting the importance of educating students, universities and health care professionals about the vaccine.


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POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH –


Dr. Baptiste has always been passionate about medicine; from a young age she aspired to become a doctor. After qualifying in 2013 she began working as a medical doctor in London. Currently Patrice is training to become a General Practitioner (GP). Dr. Baptiste is also a freelance writer and has written for the British Medical Association (BMA), the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and the Medical Protection Society (MPS), to name but a few. Patrice works closely with students who wish to enter top universities such as University College London (UCL) and study highly competitive courses like Medicine. During 2016 she launched DreamSmartTutors, an organization that aims to help prospective medical students; especially (but not exclusively) students from less privileged and BME backgrounds. As a STEMNET ambassador, Patrice aims to encourage students to pursue STEM subjects.


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POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR RACE, RELIGION & FAITH –


Kenyan-born, mother of one, Jacqueline Onalo is a barrister and solicitor of England and Wales. She is a senior human rights lawyer who contributes to Home Office policy consultations related to asylum, immigration and human rights law. Jacqueline is a fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). She is an acclaimed and in-demand legal and leadership trainer who regularly fulfils requests for key note and motivational speaking roles. In the public sector Jacqueline is currently working with the NHS on development programmes targeted at ethnic minorities breaking the glass ceiling. She has devised and delivers JOLT Youth Leadership and Mentorship Programme. Miss Onalo is a Comic Relief African Diaspora ChangeMaker, one of 100 key African leaders selected for her extensive achievements in community and international development work in Sub Saharan Africa and the UK.


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POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR GENDER –


Jane is a serial entrepreneur, coach, speaker, author, visionary and powerhouse on the female empowerment stage. For the past 12 years, via 2 aspirational brands Well Heeled Divas and Girls Out Loud, Jane has facilitated personal transformations for thousands of women and teenage girls. After a corporate career in marketing, Jane left a director-level job, age 28 to pursue her own business portfolio, and over the next 10 years was involved in 7 businesses. At 35, she stepped back and changed direction, as the need for a more cause related path called. She retraining as a coach and found her flow empowering others. In 2007 she set up Well Heeled Divas to support women and this opened the door to Jane’s next passion, raising the aspirations of teenage girls and in 2010 she founded the social enterprise Girls Out Loud.


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Positive Role Model (LGBT)

Craig Moody

  • 2 years ago
  • written by NDA

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POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR LGBT –


Craig is a community development worker specialising in MSM and LGBT people. His role focuses on specific needs of gay and bisexual men to reduce instances of STI infection and late diagnosis. Engagement and consultation within the LGBT+ community is at the forefront of Craig’s work to ensure services meet the needs of LGBT+ people. Craig is also Vice Chair of Hull and East Riding LGBT+ Forum, Trustee for Pride in Hull and works closely with Humberside police for their Diversity Panel. In addition, he offers 1-1 support for LGBT+ people and supports the Trans Peer Support Group at MESMAC. Craig has delivered training to over 150 people this year, focusing on the needs of LGBT+ people, issues they may face and the impact this can have on people’s physical and emotional wellbeing; combating stigma that the LGBT+ community face.


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Positive Role Model (Age)

Abid Khan

  • 2 years ago
  • written by NDA

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POSITIVE ROLE MODEL AWARD FOR AGE –


A leader in his field, Abid Khan has single handedly created a National Business Networking Platform ‘ChutneyandChat’; helping more than 400 businesses that have passed in excess of £1,000,000 of business between them over the past year. The platform is free with no membership fees or subscription fees. Abid is an Ambassador for BYSA (Birmingham Sports & Youth Academy); championing their cause of keeping the youth off the streets and mentoring children. He is also an ambassador for Jabs 88 and Homeless Heroes, helping to feed approx. 200 homeless people a day. Abid was recently appointed board member of Carers Trust Heart of England and is Chairman of the British Pakistani Forum. He sits on the Business Board of the NSPCC and as always doing what even he can to help the community. His own business is Riverdale Insurance which is a National Insurance Brokerage.


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