DJ Alice on the left
Chinese radio presenter and community campaigner Alice was recognised for her incredible work with the Chinese community, at the annual GG2 Leadership Awards last night, where she received the GG2 INSPIRE Award.
Alice is a pioneer, someone not afraid of breaking the mould and in doing so given her community an effective voice.
She came to this country as student in the early 1980’s, qualified as a teacher and taught English until she found her true calling in the media.
After volunteering at the BBC, she helped setting up the first commercial radio station for her community. Her programmes today have a wide audience and she has single-handedly brought about social change within the community and is a strong advocate for more active participation in British life.
Alice is one of the most influential women in the Chinese community and has been working in the media since 1990. She broadcasts to communities well beyond the British Chinese and uses her good standing and knowledge of Britain to further the cause of Hong Kong and China.
She raises money for charities and recently host the official celebration for the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s establishment as a Special Administrative Region of China at Allianz Park, North London
The GG2 Leadership Awards, now in their 19th year, aim to highlight and showcase ethnic talent and leadership within the UK. The gala ceremony was attended by the First Secretary of State, the Rt Hon Damian Green MP, who paid tribute to the contribution of the community and the role they play in British society, saying:
“From the day Theresa May stood on the steps of Downing Street to make her first speech as Prime Minister this Government has been working to make our country one that works for everyone.