EcoWorld London’s Senior Community Liaison Manager takes home category win at Forward Ladies awards

Nivene Powell has won the Public Sector / Academia / Not For Profit Category prize at the Forward Ladies London and South regional awards, recognising her contribution to social value and Corporate Social Responsibility in her role as Senior Community Liaison Manager for EcoWorld London.

The Forward Ladies Awards promotes gender diversity and equality and recognises female contribution to business, and their positive impact on the economy.

At the ceremony, which took place at the Hilton Tower Bridge on Friday 27th September, Nivene took to the stage alongside eight fellow winners in categories as diverse as start-up, STEM, young entrepreneur of the year and mentor of the year, before an inspirational audience of senior and influential business leaders.

Prior to joining EcoWorld London’s team Nivene worked in Social Housing, held the Directorship of a Voluntary Sector Organisation which fights inequalities and developed social policies for Local Government and built Community Cohesion. Her experience proves invaluable to the communities she serves, such as the network invested in Verdo-Kew Bridge, a new community-hub in Brentford which will provide over 900 new homes and Brentford FC’s new 20,000 seat stadium.

Forward Ladies CEO Griselda Togobo said the shortlist of regional winners is made up of “everyday heroines, trailblazers and role models.”

“Whilst we have clearly made progress over the years, our mission to achieve equality and bring diversity to leadership roles is not yet complete.”

Established for over ten years, the awards scheme has for two years supported the Young Women's Trust, a charity working with young women aged 18-30 struggling to live on low or no pay to find work that is right for them.

EcoWorld London is proud to join in congratulating Nivene as she takes her place among other women entrepreneurs and innovators progressing to the national finals, which will be judged by a distinguished panel of business leaders in Sheffield.

We wish Nivene the best of luck ahead of the Grand Final which will be held in Leeds on the 29th November.