Founded in January 2016, THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION is a multi-award winning non-profit charity which is working hard to help increase education, career success and diversity within the UK and beyond.
We aim to champion, educate & support young leaders for success & positive social change
We strive to inspire and empower the lives of those from diverse backgrounds who need assistance with their education and career.
– The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Scholarship Programme
– The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture
– Mentoring & Coaching Programmes
– Access to diverse talent
We design and deliver innovative educational and diversity leadership programmes to enable those from diverse social backgrounds to achieve their potential and true success. We cater for young people and all ethnicities including those who have disabilities and/or who are LGBTQ+ etc.
To date, we have helped approximately 50,000 people and awarded more than 40 scholarships.
This is also achieved by partnering with leading organisations from the private and public sectors including schools, universities, community groups and other charities.
Within its first year, the foundation was personally praised by HRH The Prince of Wales for making UK history by organising the UK’s first diversity lecture aimed at schoolchildren. The Foundation has also been honoured with an award by the UK Prime Minister and on the honours roll listing at the UK Social Mobility Awards for its work.
PATRONS: DAME FIONA WOOLF DBE AND DAME JOCELYN BARROW DBE
FOUNDER SUPPORTERS: THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW AND HOGAN LOVELLS
As featured in The Times, Sunday Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, The Voice, BBC, ITV Good Morning Britain, SKY News, London Live, CNBC, City AM, Financial News, Modern Law Magazine, Brummell Magazine, Asian Voice, BET Black Girls Rock and much more.
FOUNDER OF THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION
Inspiring and empowering future leaders to help close the diversity gap while increasing education and career success
“Diversity is important, not just because it is the right and moral thing to do, but because it makes a good business sense. Companies that champion and promote diversity, in every sense of the word within their organisation, reap very real rewards from their efforts, such as enhanced business performance, reputational strength, a more innovative and collaborative culture and the ability to attract the best talent in the market.
The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation was initially launched to help close the race diversity gap however we have now extended our focus to include all races and other diversity strands. Our work includes a strong focus on education and career success for future leaders from diverse backgrounds.
I am delighted that UK history was made during October 2016 as the Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Annual Lecture was the first diversity lecture to be held in the UK for schoolchildren.
Our main focus has been to educate and inspire others."
- Dr Miranda Brawn, Founder of The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation
Please get in touch to learn how you can make a difference at our Charity.
THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
Helping to make a real difference in the world
THE FOUNDATION AWARDS ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO FUTURE DIVERSITY LEADERS.
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS IN FULL TIME STUDIES AT AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION WITHIN THE UK. THESE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE STUDENTS COMMENCING FULL TIME STUDIES, AND NOT AVAILABLE FOR PART TIME STUDENTS.
THERE IS NO RESTRICTION ON THE NATIONALITY OF THE STUDENTS. HOWEVER, APPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.
DURATION OF SCHOLARSHIPS:
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPTEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR.
LEVEL OF EDUCATION:
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR FULL TIME STUDIES RANGING FROM GCSE TO DOCTORATE LEVELS.
THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS INCLUDE:
1. UP TO £1,000 FUNDING TO PURSUE YOUR OWN EDUCATION AND CAREER AMBITIONS. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FUNDING IS NOT TO BE USED FOR FUNDING ANOTHER ORGANISATION AND/OR EVENT.
2. EXCLUSIVE MENTORING FROM LEADERS IN THEIR FIELDS INCLUDING OUR FOUNDER.
3. WORK EXPERIENCE (DEPENDING UPON AVAILABILITY).
SUBJECTS OR FIELDS OF STUDY:
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL FIELDS OF STUDY AND SECTORS. THIS RELATES TO YOUR FUTURE CAREER ASPIRATIONS. THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME CATERGORIES ARE:
1. LAW - SPONSORED BY HOGAN LOVELLS
2. FINANCE/ BUSINESS
4. THE PRINCE’S TRUST
5. CANCER RESEARCH UK
6. WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT
7. STEAM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS AND MATHS)
10. POLITICS WITH PATCHWORK FOUNDATION
11. ENGINEERING WITH PALMER FOUNDATION
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME, THE STUDENTS MUST MEET ALL THE CONDITIONS BELOW:
- APPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THEIR FULL-TIME COURSE.
- SCHOLARSHIPS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR NEW STUDENTS. PREVIOUS SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
- APPLICANTS MUST ENROLL AS FULL TIME STUDENTS IN THE UK. PART TIME STUDENTS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
- HAVE GOOD ACADEMICS OR ASPIRATIONS TO ACHIEVE GOOD ACADEMICS.
- BE ABLE TO COMMIT THE TIME AND EFFORT TO COMPLETE THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME.
- ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS MUST HAVE AN DEMONSTRABLE AND GENUINE INTEREST IN DIVERSITY.
TO APPLY FOR ONE OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS, PLEASE SEND YOUR APPLICATION BY THE 30TH OF SEPTEMBER AT 11.59 PM TO OR HARD COPIES TO OUR POSTAL ADDRESS AS PER OUR CONTACT PAGE.
- YOUR CV WITH TWO REFERENCES (NO MORE THAN TWO SIDES OF A4 I.E. ONE PAGE).
- ONE A4 SIDE HIGHLIGHTING (I) YOUR PREFERRED SCHOLARSHIP CATERGORY, (II) WHAT DIVERSITY MEANS TO YOU AND HOW WE CAN CLOSE THE DIVERSITY GAP (HALF SIDE OF A4), (III) WHAT YOU WILL DO WITH THE FUNDING AWARD, (IV) CONFIRMING YOUR COMMITMENT TO GIVE YOUR TIME AND EFFORT TO COMPLETE THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME AND (V) CONFIRMING YOUR AVAILABILITY TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL LECTURE.
THE JUDGES ARE LEADERS AT THE TOP OF THEIR PROFESSION ACROSS A RANGE OF INDUSTRIES. THEY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT INCREASING DIVERSITY AND SUPPORTING OUR CHARITY TO SUSTAIN THE FUTURE GROWTH OF DIVERSITY LEADERS.
THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INCLUDING REFERENCES WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE EXPERT JUDGING PANEL.
APPLICATION OPENING DATE:
THE OPENING DATE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME IS THE FIRST DAY OF APRIL EVERY YEAR.
APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE:
THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME IS THE LAST DAY OF SEPTEMBER EVERY YEAR.
THE SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED AT THE ANNUAL DIVERSITY LECTURE EVENT IN OCTOBER OF EACH YEAR.
- THIS SCHOLARSHIP CANNOT BE DEFERRED.
- STUDENTS CANNOT CHANGE TO PART TIME AND CONTINUE WITH THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME.
- SCHOLARSHIPS WILL NOT CONTINUE IF THE STUDENTS ARE NOT COMMITTED TO THE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME IN TERMS OF TIME AND EFFORT.
ALL QUERIES SHOULD BE SENT TO INFO@MIRANDABRAWN.COM.
THE WINNERS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WILL ONLY BE ANNOUNCED AT THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ANNUAL LECTURE.
THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ANNUAL LECTURE
Connecting the UK's top leaders with our future diversity leaders
THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ANNUAL LECTURE PROVIDES AN EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR KNOWLEDGE TO BE SHARED WITH OUR FUTURE LEADERSHIP TALENT. IT IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO NETWORK AND MEET INSPIRATIONAL LEADERS, LEARN MORE ABOUT CAREER SUCCESS AND DIVERSITY ACROSS ALL STRANDS IN ORDER TO HELP CREATE A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE FOR SUCCESS.
THE LECTURE AIMS TO:
1. EDUCATE AND EMPOWER OUR FUTURE LEADERS.
2. CELEBRATE THE OUTSTANDING AND INSPIRING ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR FUTURE DIVERSITY LEADERS.
3. RAISE AWARENESS OF DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF ACTION.
THE WINNERS OF THE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS ARE ANNOUNCED ON THE DAY OF THE DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP LECTURE.
DETAILS FOR THE DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ANNUAL LECTURE EVENT
- DATE/TIME: 31 OCTOBER 2019 AT 2.00PM TO 4PM.
- ADDRESS: THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW, 2 BUNHILL ROW, LONDON EC1Y 8HQ.
- DRESS CODE: BUSINESS
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARRIVE ON TIME TO ALLOW FOR REGISTRATION AND TO BE SEATED FOR THE START OF THE EVENT.
ONLY CONFIRMED ATTENDEES WILL BE ALLOWED ENTRY ON THE DAY. ATTENDEES WILL BE ABLE TO BRING THEIR PARENT(S) OR GUARDIAN(S) TO THE EVENT HOWEVER THEIR NAME(S) AND CONFIRMATION OF PLACE WILL BE REQUIRED AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE.
ENTRY TO THE LECTURE IS VIA THE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS AND/OR PRIOR AGREEMENT.
THE FULL AGENDA WILL BE SHARED UPON ARRIVAL.
QUERIES CAN BE SENT TO
PREVIOUS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS HAVE INCLUDED:
- THE RT. HON JOHN BERCOW MP THE SPEAKER AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
- DAME FIONA WOOLF
- DAME JOCELYN BARROW
IN ADDITION, DR MIRANDA BRAWN DELIVERS THE DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ANNUAL LECTURE.
THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY TAKES PLACE DURING OUR ANNUAL EVENT.
OTHER EVENTS INCLUDE:
- OUR SUMMER EVENT WHICH LAUNCHED DURING THE SUMMER OF 2019 AT THE SPEAKERS' HOUSE WITH THE RT. HON JOHN BERCOW MP AS OUR HOST AND OPENING KEYNOTE DURING THE EVENING. OTHER KEYNOTES INCLUDED TOP DIVERSITY LEADERS, NETWORKING DRINKS AND CANAPES WITH CLASSICAL MUSIC BY VOX VANGUARD.
- FURTHER DETAILS FOR FUTURE EVENTS WILL BE SHARED IN DUE COURSE.
THE FOURTH MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP ANNUAL LECTURE TOOK PLACE ON 26TH OCTOBER 2019. THE THEME WAS "USE YOUR VOICE FOR INCLUSION AND BELONGING." OUR PRESS RELEASE HAS FURTHER INFORMATION VIA
Empowering and Educating our future leaders with guidance and information
OUR MENTORING PROGRAMME IS A SERVICE WHERE RESOURCES, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND INFORMATION ARE SHARED TO SPEED UP THE SUCCESS PROCESS FOR OUR FUTURE LEADERS INCLUDING OUR NEXT GENERATION.
ALL FEES FROM THIS SERVICE ARE DONATED TO THE FOUNDATION TO HELP INCREASE DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE.
OUR MENTORING AND COACHING PROGRAMME SUPPORTS STUDENTS IN THE DIFFICULT TRANSITION FROM FULL-TIME STUDENT TO EMPLOYMENT.
WE PROVIDE THE EXPERIENCE AND ADVICE TO SPEED UP THE SUCCESS PROCESS.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT OUR MENTORING FROM TOP UK LEADERS AND THOSE WHO HAVE NOT WON THE SCHOLARSHIP BUT HAVE APPLIED FOR OUR MENTORING SEPARATELY.
“MENTORING STUDENTS AND UP AND COMING TALENTED YOUNG AND MATURE INDIVIDUALS IS ONE OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS TO LEARN WITH AND FROM EACH OTHER AND BUILD CONFIDENCE NEEDED TO SUCCEED.” — LORD HERMAN OUSELEY
“MIRANDA’S MENTORING PROGRAMME HELPED ME GET A JOB OFFER WITHIN 3 WEEKS AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF REJECTION. MIRANDA’S MENTORING IS A MUST FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP WITH THEIR CAREER GOALS.” — AHMED, TRAINEE ACCOUNTANT
“MIRANDA HAS GIVEN ME THE TOOLS AND THE CONFIDENCE THAT I NEEDED. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A SESSION IF YOU WANT TO TAKE OR REGAIN CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER!”— YEMI, PERSONAL ASSISTANT
“WE ARE ALL IMPORTANT AND WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY IN OUR COUNTRY’S ON-GOING SUCCESS.” — GEORGE PIPPAS, MAYOR OF CAMBRIDGE 2017/8
“MIRANDA HAS BEEN AN INVALUABLE SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO ME. SHE HAS HAD SUCH A HUGE IMPACT ON BOOSTING MY SELF-CONFIDENCE AS WELL AS HELPING ME TO MAKE STRONGER JOB APPLICATIONS. DESPITE HER BUSY SCHEDULE, I’M AMAZED AT HOW SHE ALWAYS MAKES TIME TO PROMPTLY RESPOND TO MY QUESTIONS AND GIVE ADVICE AS NEEDED. I HAVE BENEFITTED FAR MORE THAN I COULD HAVE HOPED FOR FROM HER MENTORING.” - AYOMIDE AKIN-OTENIYA, FUTURE LAWYER
Hear from those who have supported and benefited from our charity work
“YOUR TIRELESS COMMITMENT TO INCREASING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FUTURE LEADERS FROM ETHNIC MINORITY COMMUNITIES IS CHANGING LIVES. AS WELL AS INSPIRING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH YOUR OWN STORY, THE VERY PRACTICAL SUPPORT YOU ARE PROVIDING THROUGH YOUR FOUNDATION IS SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE TO GO AS FAR AS THEIR TALENTS WILL ALLOW AND
SHOWING THEM THAT THERE SHOULD BE NO BARRIERS TO ACHIEVING THEIR POTENTIAL.” — THERESA MAY, UK PRIME MINISTER
“MIRANDA’S ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM ARE INFECTIOUS. SHE IS INSPIRING EVERY ONE OF US TO GREATER AMBITION –TOGETHER WE CAN SUCCEED IN TRANSFORMING LIVES.” — DAME FIONA WOOLF DBE, CMS PARTNER AND EX-LORD MAYOR OF LONDON
“I AM DELIGHTED TO GIVE MY BACKING TO THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION. MY BELIEF IS THAT
EACH AND EVERYONE OF US COUNTS IRRESPECTIVE OF OUR COLOUR OUR COUNTRY OF ORIGIN OR OUR SEX AND RELIGION. WE ARE ALL IMPORTANT AND WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY IN OUR COUNTRY'S ON-GOING SUCCESS.” — MAYOR OF CAMBRIDGE, GEORGE PIPPAS
“THE SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDES VITAL MENTORING, WORK EXPERIENCE AND FUNDING TO ASSIST OUR FUTURE LEADERS, WHILST THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP LECTURES PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION TO BE MORE INFORMED ABOUT DIVERSITY AND PLAY THEIR PART IN CLOSING THE DIVERSITY GAP.”— THE RT HON. THE BARONESS WARSI
“ACHIEVING MORE DIVERSITY AMONGST LONDON’S WORKFORCE AT ALL LEVELS AND ACROSS ALL SECTORS IS ONE OF THE TOP PRIORITIES OF BOTH MYSELF AND THE MAYOR. THE LECTURE AT WHICH THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED, IS A VALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TOWARDS HIGHLIGHTING THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY - INCLUDING, IN PARTICULAR, RACE DIVERSITY - WITHIN THE UK WORKFORCE.”— MATTHEW RYDER QC, MAYOR OF LONDON’S OFFICE, DEPUTY MAYOR FOR SOCIAL INTEGRATION, SOCIAL MOBILITY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 2017/8
“MIRANDA INVITED ME TO MEET HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES WHICH HIGHLIGHTS THE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED VIA MIRANDA’S MENTORING PROGRAMME. THANKS TO MIRANDA’S GENEROUS SUPPORT, I AM SEVERAL STEPS CLOSER TO ACHIEVING MY CAREER GOALS.” — LEANNE LASHLEY, FOUNDER OF MISWITS AND THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP PRINCE’S TRUST SCHOLARSHIP 2016 WINNER
"TO HAVE SUCH DIRECT, ONE-TO-ONE DIRECT ACCESS TO SOMEONE WITH SUCH INCREDIBLE EXPERTISE, A STUNNING REPERTOIRE AND A STELLAR TRACK RECORD FOR SUCCESS IS AN HONOUR AND A PRIVILEGE FOR WHICH I WILL EVER BE GRATEFUL. TO ANYONE THINKING OF APPLYING, THIS IS A PRICELESS OPPORTUNITY." - IMANI JEFFERS, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE GRADUATE, THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP 2016 WINNER
“NOT ONLY WILL THE MONEY HELP TOWARDS FUNDING MY UNIVERSITY STUDIES BUT THE TAILORED MENTORING SESSIONS BY MIRANDA HAVE HELPED ME TO ACHIEVE MY POTENTIAL, MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE COMMUNITY AND BE PART OF SOMETHING WORTHWHILE.” — ZAHRA HAQUE, SIXTH FORM STUDENT, FUTURE DENTIST AND THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP 2016 WINNER
“THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION HAS BEEN A BLESSING. AS A SCHOLAR, I’VE BEEN ABLE TO ATTEND THE INAUGURAL DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP LECTURE, [AND USED THE FUNDING AWARDED] TO BUY BOOKS FOR MY DEGREE AND, ABOVE ALL, I’VE BENEFITTED FROM THE WONDERFUL MENTORING OF MIRANDA BRAWN. MIRANDA HAS TAKEN AN ACTIVE AND GENUINE INTEREST IN MY DEVELOPMENT THIS YEAR AS A NEXT GENERATION DIVERSITY LEADER. SHE HAS HELPED ME TO SECURE ENJOYABLE WORK EXPERIENCE, AND HAS KINDLY SUPPORTED MY STUDENT SOCIETY – THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY AFRICAN CARIBBEAN SOCIETY – IN ESTABLISHING OUR WOMEN’S NETWORK AND BEING A SPEAKER AT OUR INAUGURAL EVENT. I’M SO HAPPY TO HAVE HAD MIRANDA BRAWN ALONGSIDE ME THIS YEAR, AND I’D ENCOURAGE YOU TO GET INVOLVED TOO.” - MOBEEN SALIH, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, CHAIR OF AFRICAN CARIBBEAN SOCIETY AND THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP 2016 WINNER
MAKE A DONATION AND GIVE BACK TODAY
Since our inception, we have worked around the clock to help those who need our help while educating and closing the diversity gap. Every contribution goes toward making our world a better place, so if you are looking to contribute a donation or your time, please get in touch today. Making a positive difference in the world has never been so easy.
Our Bank Account Details are:
TSB Bank Plc
Account Name: The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation
Account Number: 20295768
Sort Code: 30-65-92
Reference: Your Organisation/Name
Please get in touch with
THE MIRANDA BRAWN DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION
to discover more about our work,
how to donate and join our foundation family.
We thank you for your support.
Please kindly note that contact details
will only be used for Foundation information and event details.
Our contact details are:
Suite 81, 95 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7GB