Ruth Oshikanlu MBE from Forest Hill, South East London has been shortlisted for the Positive Role Model category at the National Diversity Awards 2019.
Over 28,000 people nominated this year alone and the results are finally in for the National Diversity Awards (NDA), with an astonishing 124 nominees being recognised for their various achievements nationwide.
Community organisations and role models from across the UK will head to the breath-taking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on 20th September to witness the countries 2019 winners being crowned the best of British diversity.
Amongst those being honoured are a reformed gangster, a Junior Bake Off Star and a host of campaigners and activists, all of whom work tirelessly to combat injustice and discrimination in very different ways.
Ruth Oshikanlu, The Pregnancy Mindset Expert, is a multi-award-winning Queen’s nurse, midwife, health visitor and nurse leader with over 25 years’ experience. Ruth has supported thousands of women from before conception, in pregnancy. labour and childbirth and beyond to grow and raise happy and healthy babies. She has also supported even more children from in utero through to adolescence.
Ruth Oshikanlu shortlisted for the for the Positive Role Model category said:
“I am ecstatic o be shortlisted. I love being a nurse, midwife and health visitor and have had a beautiful career to date striving to reduce inequalities in health. I have always been drawn to working with people who feel vulnerable or marginalised such as sickle cell patients, HIV-positive pregnant, pregnant teenagers and teenage parents, women that have experienced infertility or pregnancy loss, children that have had adverse childhood experiences. Caring is my business! To be recognised for what I love doing is a real privileged and inspires me to make a difference to many more people”.
Paul Sesay, Founder and CEO of the National Diversity Awards added “A record amount of nominations and votes were received this year, the most we have ever received. I know our judging panel had an incredibly difficult task of whittling down the nominees to create an outstanding shortlist. So many heartfelt testimonies really showcased how these people and organisations are having a profound impact on the lives of others, and I applaud them for their dedication to each specific cause. Congratulations to all of our shortlisted nominees, it is a privilege to recognise your bravery, resilience and courage and I am honoured to share this with the nation. I look forward to congratulating you in person in September”