06 Nov Naheed Afzal LLB takes home the Inspire Award at the GG2 Diversity Leadership Awards and launch of the GG2 Power list 2019
Naheed Afzal LLB takes home the Inspire Award at the GG2 Diversity Leadership Awards and launch of the GG2 Power list 2019
We are delighted to see our Co – Founder and CEO take home the Inspire award at the GG2 Diversity leadership Awards – the premier awards for inclusion, diversity and leadership which took place at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Road – celebrating its 20th anniversary.
The annual GG2 Leadership awards are a fantastic celebration of this country’s rich cultural diversity, with the landmark year providing an opportunity to reflect with pride on the incredible achievements of the UK’s black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.
From business, sport, politics and arts, charity and the military, the awards bring together a fantastic line-up of leaders from Britain’s most enterprising black, minority and ethic Asians and high achievers who are not only outstanding achievers in their fields, but also – crucially- the role models for future generations.
The much anticipated annual GG2 Power List 2019, was also launched on the evening. The GG2 Power List is the authoritative guide to Britain’s most influential and powerful Asians
Home Secretary, The Right Hon. Sajid Javid MP, won a double accolade at the 20th GG2 Leadership Awards: the Hammer Award and topping the GG2 Power List, profiling the 101 most influential Asians in Britain.
It has been an absolute delight to see our very own Naheed Afzal being recognised for her work as the co-founder of Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting, working with businesses around the world to promote diversity and inclusion within their recruitment practices. Powering innovation through tech diversity. She has also inspired many other women in ethnic minorities to enter sectors that are predominantly male dominated professions. The award has been a great signifier for all of the work Naheed has accomplished but also serves to inspire more young people.
Naheed Afzal, Co- Founder and CEO:
“Among all the glitz, the glamour and the razzmatazz of the evening it was also a time to reflect on the incredibly important work that GG2 Leadership Awards has been doing over the last two decades, in spotlighting some of the exceptional talent that live among our diverse communities today.
The diversity dividend is real – no longer a ‘nice to have’ but a ‘must have’ to drive commercial competitiveness #diversitymatters”
Full list of GG2 Leadership Award winners
GG2 Spirit in the Community Award
Mouhssin Ismail, principal, Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre
GG2 Young Journalist of the Year
Ellena Cruse, reporter, Ilford Recorder
GG2 Media & Creative Arts Award
Kwame Kwei-Armah OBE, Artistic Director, Young Vic Theatre
GG2 Inspire Award
Naheed Afzal, Co-Founder and Director, Contracts IT
GG2 Achievement through Adversity (presented jointly to three winners)
Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Dr Tirej Brimo, Foundation Doctor, University Hospital of North Midlands
Allan Hennessy, Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard Law School
GG2 Young Achiever Award
Dr Priyanka Joshi, Research Fellow, Downing College, University of Cambridge
GG2 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medicine
Professor Jaspal Kooner, cardiologist and professor of clinical cardiology at Imperial College London
GG2 Outstanding Achievement in Law
Imran Khan QC, Partner at Imran Khan & Partners
GG2 Pride of Britain Award
Dame Pratibha Gai, professor and chair of electron microscopy at the University of York
Eastern Eye Editor’s Award
Harris Bokhari OBE, Founder of the Patchwork Foundation
GG2 Editor’s Award
David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham
GG2 Woman of the Year award
Neena Modi, professor of Neonatal Medicine at Imperial College London and president of the Royal College of Paediatrics
GG2 Man of the Year Award
Neil Basu, Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police
GG2 Hammer Award
Sajid Javid, home secretary
About Contracts IT recruitment Consulting
Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting Power innovation through tech diversity by linking exceptional technologists with some of the most innovative organisations around the world helping to build strong and competitive tech teams.
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