Inspirational Olympian, Christine Ohuruogu MBE, is the special guest speaker at The 6th Annual PRECIOUS Awards. The awards, which celebrate the achievements of women of colour in business and leadership take place at The Savoy, London on October 25th.
Online PR News – 10-October-2012 – London, UK – Now in their 6th year the awards, organised by PRECIOUS, the network for women of colour, take place during Black History Month, and serve to promote those inspiring individuals that generate ideas and turn them into action and change.
Christine won silver at London 2012 by roaring through the last 100 metres from the back of the pack with a season's best of 49.70 sec.
As a former under 17 and under 19 England netball player, Christine participated in athletics from the age of 16. Joining the Newham & Essex Beagles, Chrissy began to specialise in the 400m (due to the fact that no other member wanted to compete over such a distance) and with impressive times she was regularly selected to run.
Chrissy’s professional athletics career began to take shape in 2003 when she won a bronze meal at 400m at the European Junior Championships. The following year she became the Amateur Athletic Association champion, which led onto a semi-final place in the 400m at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics, and a spot on the 400m team GB relay team, who finished fourth.
In 2006 Chrissy scored a personal best to win a gold medal for England in the 400m at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, and the following year she won a gold medal at the 2007 Athletic World Championships in Osaka.
In 2008 Chrissy travelled with team GB to the Beijing Summer Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the 400m, making her the first British female Olympic champion of the 400m. Following her Olympic achievements, in 2009, Chrissy was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours.
As well as celebrating female entrepreneurs, the awards also pay tribute to women that play a leadership and public role within society. The Woman in Public Life is a new award, nominees include Charlene White, broadcaster and ITV newsreader.
The awards also applaud the success of one special man with The PRECIOUS Man of the Year Award won last year by Streatham MP Chuka Chuka Umunna.
"I am so delighted and honoured to be welcoming one of the stars of London 2012 to share her experiences with some of the entrepreneurial stars of the future. Christine is a true inspiration to so many and we can't wait to hear what she has to say"
Foluke Akinlose MBE, PRECIOUS Awards Founder,
Tickets for the event, which takes place on Thursday 25, 12.00-16.00,at The Savoy, London, are available at: http://preciousawards12.eventbrite.com/