Anjana wins National Diversity Award!

We are thrilled to announce that our Wessex Museums Engagement Lead, Dr Anjana Khatwa, is a winner in the prestigious National Diversity Awards 2020. At an award ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral on Friday 17 September, Anjana was presented with the award for Positive Role Model in Race, Faith and Religion.

The awards celebrate the achievements of grass-root communities, including charities, role models and local heroes. It’s an opportunity to showcase their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion, irrespective of race, faith, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture.

Kristina Broughton, Wessex Museums Partnership Manager, said:

“It has been a long wait to find out this fantastic result, as the 2020 award ceremony was delayed due to Covid. We are hugely proud of Anjana’s achievement in recognition of her contribution to underserved communities and to the heritage sector. We offer our warmest congratulations on her award which is so very well deserved.”

Anjana is one of the leading voices in the cultural and natural heritage sector advocating and championing for change for underserved audiences. She has fought personal and professional adversity in her life to become a strong voice and leader in the sector. 

Kristina added: 

“Anjana’s role as Engagement Lead within Wessex Museums has already created significant impact in our thinking, strategies and processes with regard to working with the communities who need us the most. We are extremely fortunate to have her expertise, knowledge, passion and seemingly boundless energy to drive our work forward.”

Anjana has played an important role in supporting the partner museums to engage with underserved communities in their localities, and in developing Wessex Museums’ Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Framework and EDI Policy for 2021-22.

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