British-born Nigerian Aderonke Lawal, has been shortlisted for Inspiring Leadership in the workplace at the 2011 Precious Awards to be held at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on October 27th.
This prestigious awards is in its 5th year and has been hailed by business leaders and politicians alike as a superb platform, recognising the achievements of Blacks and Ethnic Minority (BAME) women.
Ronke Lawal is now the Chief Executive of the Islington Chamber of Commerce, a not-for-profit business membership organisation which represents SMEs throughout Islington and beyond.
She joined the Islington Chamber of Commerce in January 2010 and has seen the chamber through difficult times, pursuing a steady strategy of growth and development in difficult times.
Ronke has always had a passion for business and she is keen to share her experiences with self-motivated business women and aspiring young entrepreneurs alike.
Ronke Lawal was born in Hackney, East London of Nigerian parentage. She graduated with honours from Lancaster University with a degree in International Business. She started her own business in 2004.
At the age of 26 she was running 3 businesses, RSL Management Services(a Marketing and PR firm) , Who’s For Dinner (a dinner and dating organisation) and fashion business Simone Williams (as a partner).
“Not only have I been able to change perceptions of what is possible for women in business but I have also been able to champion business in all its forms. I still run my own business in marketing and business development and am a partner in a fashion label and see leadership through example as my main motivation.” she said.
The PRECIOUS Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate those women of colour in business and leadership, who demonstrate exceptional determination, innovation and entrepreneurial skills and talent.
“It is great to read of the impact which the Awards have had on previous winners, I am sure that their stories will help to inspire others and that the achievements of this year’s nominees will have the same effect”. David Cameron | UK Prime Minister | PRECIOUS AWARDS 2009
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