666. Miranda Brawn
Senior Legal and Finance Executive is helping the next generation of leaders become a success and increase diversity at the same time.
With a successful career in law and finance, Miranda Brawn is using both diversity and education to create positive social change by setting up ‘The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation’’, to help 14 to 21 year-old future leaders from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. The Foundation offers the necessary tools for success while helping to increase all forms of diversity such as gender, race, disability and LGBT etc. within the UK workforce. This consists of a scholarship programme which includes funding, mentoring, coaching and work experience while delivering an annual diversity leadership lecture. Recipients of the scholarship are chosen for academic excellence and interest in promoting diversity. The annual diversity leadership lecture was the first of its kind in the UK aimed at schoolchildren.
In a personal letter to Miranda, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“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.”
“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.”
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