Rhiane Fatinikun

14th March 2022

2021 Winner

Positive Role Model Award for Gender

After being inspired by a train journey through the Peak District, Rhiane founded Black Girls Hike to challenge stereotypes and the lack of representation in the outdoors. With no hiking experience herself, she put a call out on social media and Black Girls Hike was born. Since then, they’ve gone from strength to strength, launching groups nationwide and running regular group hikes, outdoor activity days and training events. Passionate about social inclusion, Rhiane has spent several years working with grassroot organisations serving vulnerable, ethnically diverse communities. This incredible role model works tirelessly to promote inclusion and has made appearances on ITV News, Countryfile, Channel 4 News, and BBC News North West. Rhiane is spearheading a campaign which makes a vital difference to the mental and physical health of young black women, and for that, we commend her.