A table outlining more information about our candidates to help our readers to learn more about our BAME nominations and vote.
Following the nominations of BAME Charity Digital Leader candidates that we have received.
Please scroll down to learn more about our BAME Charity Digital Leader candidates - in the words of those who have nominated them. Comments come from those who have nominated the candidates. Please note that comments have been edited for length and clarity.
Once you have checked out the whole list, please vote for them here!
Susheila Juggapah, honourable mention after leaving the charity sector.
"A brilliant digital leader, she has helped countless people with their digital dilemmas, she also champions diversity in this sector at every opportunity."
Vicky Charles, Associate Director of Technology- CLIC Sargent,
"Vicky is an outstanding leader and achieved phenomenal results in the last 3 years by confidence-building culture change, encouraging grassroots innovation in digital."
Neil Mehta, Chairman - WaterHarvest,
"Neil Mehta has been active in the sector for over two decades as a Trustee and Chairperson and is a trailblazer in the #tech4good space."
Sujit Bhattacharya, Founder and Mentor - Cambourne Electronics and Robotics Club,
"Sujit is the founder of the Cambourne Electronics and Robotics Club in Cambridge, which has reached out to more than 300 students in the age group of 7-14 years."
Monica Shafaq, CEO - The Kaleidoscope Plus Group,
"Monica Shafaq has dedicated her career to promoting the role of women and BAME individuals in leadership roles, she is a key campaigner for change."
Pawlet Brookes, CEO and Artistic Director - Serendipity,
"Pawlet Brookes is the CEO and has pioneered the establishment of an annual dance festival in Leicester and coordinates Black History Month Leicester."
Carol Akiwumi, CEO - Money4Youth,
"Carol is very dynamic, effective and very, very good at delivering a skill training programme for BAME voluntary groups, who are trying to survive."
Manjit K Gill, CEO/Founder - Binti International,
"Manjit setup the first-period charity in the UK and used digital media extensively to branch out the messages of the charity reaching all corners of the globe."
Rhia Patel, Digital Communication Officer - Sense,
"Rhia is an outstanding member of her team with a knowledge of digital communication that only a few could rival. She’s injected some life back in to the social media of the charity and works really well with teams across all of the departments."
Mitesh Gandhi, Digital Manager - Crohn’s & Colitis UK,
"Mitesh has led the Digital Team as a brilliant manager and digital enthusiast, establishing the leading online community for Crohn’s and Colitis worldwide."
Othman Moqbel, CEO - Syria Relief,
"Othman has an incredibly versatile approach and is a true mover and shaker in this field, taking charity from £3.4 million to £60 million annual income in just seven years."
Kirsty Johnson, Social Media Volunteer - Bristol Refugee Rights,
"Kirsty has helped steer BRR’s Facebook and Twitter posts for approximately 4 years all in a voluntary capacity and raised the profile and reach of the charity considerably."
Donna White, Senior Head of Digital Marketing - The Prince’s Trust,
"Worked at The Trust for over five years, from supporting the Digital Marketing team to leading it. I feel proud to represent - and work hard to open doors for others."
Su-Mei Thompson, Chief Executive - Media Trust,
As Chief Executive of Media Trust, Su-Mei Thompson campaigns for a more diverse, representative, responsive and responsible media sector.
Shirin Zaid, Digital Communications Manager - Young Minds,
"Shirin recently won a Charity Comms Inspiring Communicator Award for her work at Young Minds and is a committed and brilliant manager and leader."
Anjali Bewtra, Head of Digital Experience - Save the Children,
"Anj is a brilliant Digital Marketeer who leads a high performing team of Digital Marketing experts. Highly respected, she consistently delivers great results."
Atanu Roy, Head of Digital Experience - Save the Children,
"Atanu leads a team of product, content and UX specialists and is a fantastic leader of this relatively new function, great at spotting and nurturing talent."
Abul Hussain, Senior Digital Marketing Manager - The Royal British Legion,
"Abul is a digital fundraising and marketing specialist in the charity sector and is currently leading the Royal British Legion’s digital marketing team, running an in-house agency."
Pearl Saadi, Head of Marketing - Lumos,
"I have achieved a lot in charity digital and nominated myself to represent up and coming young talent.#represent #changethegame"
Roger Kadama, Trustee - Anxiety UK,
"Roger is committed and passionate and has used his immense tech and digital expertise to develop and mobilise tech-dependent services in the charity."
Rizwan Hussain, Social Media Officer - TUC,
"Riz creates amazing content and founded Jawaab: a grassroots anti-Islamophobia organisation which uses digital in an inspiring way to empower young people."
Anoop Maini, Director - Association of Volunteer Managers and Digital Lead/Camden Volunteer Centre,
"Anoop has had groundbreaking impact, with little recognition, and despite this, he’s delivered exceptional work across a series of digital roles."
Mark Lancaster, Chairman - Gmax Trackstars Athletics,
Mark Lancaster is the founder and owner of Gmax Trackstars and Dragonfly Yoga Studio.
Emmanuel Ayoola, Director - Generating Genius,
"Emmanuel is the director of generating genius, which works to help the next generation of STEMM leaders emerge and has many bright ideas."
Rachel Xavier, Service Designer - Cancer Research UK,
"An ambitious and smart leader, Rachel has worked in digital transformation for over 3 years and has worked across the charity and influenced stakeholders to adopt digital."
Veronica Martin, Trustee - Generating Genius,
"Veronica is experienced in winning resources and considerable support through major fundraising initiatives from grant-making trusts, corporates, and more."