Miranda Brawn, patron of Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives, has won another award for her work to improve diversity.
Prime minister Theresa May gave Brawn (right), a successful lawyer and businesswoman, a “Point of Light” award for her work with young future leaders from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation mentors 14 to 21-year-olds through a scholarship programme that includes coaching and work experience. Its annual lecture was the first of its kind aimed at school children.
May said in a letter to Brawn: “Your tireless commitment to increasing opportunities for future leaders from ethnic minority communities is changing lives.
“As well as inspiring young people with your own story, the very practical support you are providing through your foundation is supporting young people to go as far as their talents will allow and showing them that there should be no barriers to achieving their potential.”
The Point of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers, people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others. The awards will be presented at a Downing Street reception.
Brawn said: “I am truly honoured and humbled to win a Point of Light Award for my diversity and community work during the past 18 years. It is such an honour to be recognised by the UK prime minister for helping to increase equality and diversity in the UK workforce, especially after establishing ‘The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation’ and launching the UK’s first diversity leadership lecture aimed at schoolchildren.”