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Judges

Zoe Bennett

Zoe Bennet

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Zoe Bennett, BEM, is a Multi Award Winning International Inspirational Speaker and Mindset Resilience Coach with a flair for networking success.

Zoe has provided keynote speeches for global and national companies including Sanofi, Novacyt, Lloyds, NatWest, Big Lottery, DWP and many more

She also facilitates 1-2-1 mentoring, provide international talks on resilience, entrepreneurship, employability and has created and delivered bespoke programmes and accompanying workbooks.

Zoe is equally passionate about Diversity and Inclusion and is on the Board of Trustees for the ECUK (Equality Council UK). She is also the Founder and creator of the hugely successful MBCC (Multicultural Business and Community Champion) Awards. The awards attract 700+ people each year in which they help give visibility and open up support for those that normally find it hard to find support, gain collaborations, funding, general opportunities, or get a thank you or recognition for their selfless work.

Zoe is known as the Motivational Queen, as she inspires confidence and creates transformation in other people.   Thriving on making others’ lives feel enriched, by teaching self-empowerment and the art of taking positive action, Zoe encourages others to be uniquely them and to be the change that they want to see in the world.

She firmly believes that you get the best out of people when you treat them fairly and provide them with the ongoing training tools, motivation, inspiration and knowledge to carry out the task at hand.

A happy, informed and satisfied individual is a more productive member of society.

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Shazana Raja

Shazana Raja

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Shazana Raja is a seasoned professional with a corporate background at BP and extensive experience managing seven national publications. With over a decade of expertise in multicultural arenas, Shazana brings a nuanced understanding of diverse networks and a keen ability to navigate dynamic landscapes. As the Co-founder of Multicultural UK and a dedicated project manager, she is committed to ensuring seamless transitions from planning to execution, always keeping a steadfast focus on objectives, targets, and budget constraints. Under her leadership, Asians UK, an award-winning multicultural marketing and content creation agency, has flourished, embodying innovation, diversity, and excellence. Driven by a passion for connecting cultures and amplifying voices, Shazana and her team have forged deep-rooted relationships with ethnic celebrities, media outlets, digital networks, and influencers. Their holistic and dynamic approach to marketing integrates digital and traditional strategies, crafting campaigns that resonate authentically with diverse audiences. With a track record of delivering successful campaigns tailored to ethnic minority-owned businesses, Shazana Raja and Multicultural UK stand as a bridge that connects diverse voices, visions, and ventures, driving meaningful change in the multicultural landscape.

Chinwe Osaghae

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I love working in ways that benefit the community as a whole. My work both in my as a teacher, my personal life and in the community has always had transformational change and creative endeavour at the core of it. 

 

I believe that any service to the community needs to be a collaborative effort with resources, ideas and skills put together to create an enriching experience and offer great value for all the engage with it.

 

I practise as a Community Artist at OkiezArts. As a Community artist I design rugs and textile using sustainable and recycled materials and run workshops that promote these sustainable practices to participants.

 

In addition, I run a social enterprise "WEARETHEIROKO"  who are driving transformational change through Sustainability Art Projects and Cultural Exchanges. This is an intergenerational endeavour to ensure that we are all doing our bit to look after our planet by living simply and having fun while doing so!

 

I am a creative and the repertoire of my work is extensive and is still loading...

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