PRECIOUS Founder, Foluke Akinlose wins influential Media Pioneer Award
Foluke Akinlose, founder of PRECIOUS magazine and awards, was awarded a Media Pioneer Award at the Specialist Media Show awards held in Birmingham on the 24th of May 2012.
Founder of the Specialist Media Show Carolyn Morgan said: “[PRECIOUS is} A truly inspiring story of one person with a vision to build a community for an overlooked group, and driving it forward on tiny budgets, creating an online resource and community, a high profile awards night, and a series of paid-for networking events, making a positive difference to many women's lives.
Foluke said "I was so honoured to have been recognised by an awards event that truly recognises the unique challenges that publishers like me go through. I have been on my publishing journey for over a decade, to have been applauded by my industry peers means so much to me".
Foluke Akinlose is Founder of PRECIOUS, the leading online magazine, network and events resource for women of colour. www.preciousonline.co.uk
She launched PRECIOUS in 1999 when working in the New Media Department at ITN. It was the first publication of its kind to launch in the UK.
In 2007 she launched The PRECIOUS Awards (www.preciousawards.com)
In 2008 she was named in the top 100 in Courvoisier’
She was honoured with an MBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List for services to the Creative Industries.
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