Doreen D. Lawrence OBE is a British campaigner and writer who first came to public attention in 1993 as the mother of Stephen Lawrence, a black British teenager who was murdered in a racial attack in south east London. Following the murder of their son in 1993, Doreen and Neville Lawrence believed that the Metropolitan Police investigation was not being conducted in a professional manner, citing incompetence and racism as prime flaws.
Beatrice Achaleke was short listed for the Hero of the Year Award:
Beatrice Achaleke is an outstanding international leader of diversity and inclusion. In addition to her skills and competencies in this area, she has been at the forefront of organising diversity and inclusion professionals from across the globe.