Afro Leads Shortlisted For The UK’s Largest Diversity Awards

Directors and co-founders Dr Julie Duodu and Steph Amor from Afro Leads have been shortlisted for the Community Organisation Award for Race, Faith or Religion category at the National Diversity Awards 2023. 

Hailed as the Golden Globes of the diversity world, The National Diversity Awards will be hosted by world renowned broadcaster, author, presenter and journalist Clare Balding CBE:

“I’m so looking forward to hosting these awards and giving everyone the chance to celebrate the substantial achievements of our fabulously diverse community across a whole range of industries, businesses and charities,” says Clare Balding CBE. “It’s an important spotlight on those who make the world a better place for the full rainbow of society.”

An astonishing 90,000 people nominated this year alone and the results are finally in for the National Diversity Awards (NDA), with 120 nominees being recognised for their various achievements nationwide. 

Community organisations and role models from across the UK will head to the breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on 15th September to witness the countries 2023 winners being crowned the best of British diversity.

Amongst those being honoured are charities, campaigners and activists, all of whom work tirelessly to combat injustice and discrimination in very different ways.

Director and co-founder Steph Amor shortlisted for the Community Organisation Award for Race, Faith or Religion category said:

“I am incredibly proud of the connections and impact we have made within the last 5 years.  It’s a privilege to promote the abundance of Black excellence in the UK and inspire, educate and connect those that engage with our platform”.

For more information about the co-founders please see here: 

Direct Line Group, Auto Trader and The British Army have recently been announced as sponsors of the pioneering awards that have paid tribute to thousands of grass root groups and diversity champions since its inception. ITV News are also listed amongst a host of companies showcasing their support to recognising diverse talent, providing a platform to our unsung heroes.

“Once again, I’m humbled by the sheer number of nominations we have received for individuals, groups and organisations showing outstanding commitment to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion.,” says Paul Sesay, CEO of Inclusive Companies and founder of the National Diversity Awards. “These Awards aim to celebrate the unsung heroes who are changing perceptions and lives through their dedication and commitment to diversity and inclusion. Furthermore, they seek to inspire the next generation of diversity champions to be brave, stand up and make a difference to their communities.”

To view a full list of nominees please visit 

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