Women of the Future Awards 2015

The WOF Awards 2015 were attended by: Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex; HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan; Princess Zahra AGA Khan, Elif Shafak; Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House of Commons; Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister of State for Armed Forces; Karen Pierce, British Ambassador to Afghanistan; Judith McKenna, Vice President and COO, Walmart; and Dr Mukund Rajan, Group Executive Council, Tata Sons.

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The 2015 Winners & Shortlisted candidates

Women of the Future: Arts & Culture

Winner: Hannah Kendall, Composer
Victoria Brook, Artist & Children’s Illustrator, Victoria Rachel Brook
Aleksandra Karpowicz, Fine Art Photographer/Director, LoVArts – London Visual Arts
Pietra Mello Pittman & Ella Spira, Directors, Sisters Grimm
Elise Foster Vander Elst, Executive Director, Asia Art Projects

Women of the Future: Business

Winner: Lisa Neale, General Manager, Voice & Multimedia Service Operations, BT Group
Sarah Baker, Head of International Government Relations, London Stock Exchange Group
Lisa Humphreys, Board Director- Trading, MediaCom
Melissa Malik, Online Fulfilment Centre Manager, Tesco
Lindsey Rix, Chief Operating Officer, Aviva UK GI
Katie Shaw, Senior Manager People South London, Asda

Women of the Future: Community Spirits

Winner: Jackie Scully, Group Account Director, Think
Nimco Ali, Co-Founder, Daughters of Eve
Jessica Carmody, Manager, KPMG
Marianna Hay, Artistic Director and Founder, The National Orchestra for All
Jessica Perrin, Head of NGO & Social Enterprise, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Women of the Future: Entrepreneur

Winner: Gemma Richards, Director, SA Flyers
Kelly-Anne Byres, Director, Poppy Nursing and Care Services
Olga Kubassova, CEO, Image Analysis
Lily Lapenna, Founder & Co-CEO, MyBnK
Cassandra Stavrou, Co-founder, PROPERCORN

Women of the Future: MBA Star

Winner: Priyanka Agarwal, Founder, Vritti Learning & Research
Pradita Astarina, Cambridge MBA Student, University of Cambridge
Elise Do, Business Executive, Office of the Group CFO, Rio Tinto
Ekta Malhotra, M&E Lead, Business Strategy, Accenture

Women of the Future: Media

Winner: Jack Monroe, Writer & Campaigner, Jack Monroe
Brogan Driscoll, Senior Lifestyle Editor, The Huffington Post UK
Debbi Evans, Founder, Libertine
Yalda Hakim, Foreign Correspondent/Anchor, BBC World News
Amy Stevens, Senior Account Manager, Six Degrees

Women of the Future: Mentor

Winner: Alex Peace-Gadsby, Director, Musto Limited
Stephen Ball, Senior Partner, KPMG
Kathy Beesley, Head of Programme Delivery, Lloyds Banking Group
Prof Tara Dean, Dean of Science, University of Portsmouth
Vicci Nolan, Clubhouse Manager, City Car Club

Women of the Future: Professional

Winner: Victoria Price, Partner, EY
Sara Geramipoor, Legal Counsel, KPMG LLP
Renata Gomes, Cardiovascular Scientist, King’s College London
Benedetta Lacey, Head of Peacekeeping, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Sarah Lownes, Surgeon Lieutenant, Royal Navy

Women of the Future: Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction

Winner: Hannah Feddon, Associate Director, Faithful + Gould
Lizzie Cullum, Associate, Savills
Gayle Morgan, Commercial Manager, Laing O’Rourke Construction
Lizi Stewart, Service Development Director, Arcadis
Lorna Walker, Director, Capital Markets, CBRE

Women of the Future: Science

Winner: Tessa Baker, Postdoctoral Fellow at All Souls, University of Oxford
Jennifer Edwards, Chancellors Research Fellow, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University
Maria-Chiara Ferrari, Lecturer in Membranes for Carbon Capture, University of Edinburgh
Laura Harkness-Brennan, Lecturer, University of Liverpool
Farzana Meru, Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Women of the Future: Sport

Winner: Sophie Christiansen, Paralympic Athlete, Team GB
Georgina Bullen, Director, Team Insight Limited
Liv Cooke, Professional Football Freestyler, Liv Cooke Freestyle

Venetia Sanders, Founder, Pink Collar Boxing
Eden Silva, Professional Tennis Player
Roseanna Sunley, Director & Founder, E-Dressage

Women of the Future: Technology & Digital

Winner: Dr. Laura Toogood, Managing Director of Private Clients, Digitalis Reputation
Grace Boswood, COO, BBC Digital & Engineering, BBC
Claire Calmejane, Director of Innovation & Digital Centre of Excellence, Lloyds Banking Group
Alexandra Chong, CEO, Lulu
Eve Henrikson, Online Trading Director, Tesco

Women of the Future: Young Star

Winner: Phoebe Gormley, Managing Director, Gormley & Gamble
Beth Barnes, Student, Founder, Exeter Effective Altruists
Emma D’Amery, George Section Manager, Asda
Keziah Horgan, Community Arts Graduate, The BRIT School for Performing Arts
Emily Trenouth, Business Development Manager, MetLife

Women of the Future: Corporate

Winner: Synergy Vision
Accenture
Olswang
Shell
Unilever