The Women of the Future Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 2006, were conceived to provide a platform for the pipeline of female talent in the UK. Through the Women of the Future Programme we have built a remarkable, informal community of influential women determined not only to build fruitful professional and personal relationships with one another, but to be advocates for an exciting new generation of business talent.

Pinky Lilani CBE DL

Founder & Chairman

Pinky is responsible for a portfolio of events and projects that support and celebrate the successes of women.

“We created the Women of the Future Awards in 2006 and it has become an incredibly powerful and exciting venture. Young women are shaping the future of Britain with immense energy dedication and flair. These awards recognise the sparkling younger generation of talent in Britain today.”

Find out more about Pinky Lilani CBE DL by visiting her website

Cherie Blair, Awards Patron

“It is a privilege to be patron of the Women of the Future Awards. These awards are so important in providing a platform to showcase the UK’s rising female stars and creating role models for the next generation. Each year I am inspired by the incredible candidates I meet. I hope everyone will get involved in this year’s campaign.”

Our Other Events & Initiatives

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Women of The Future Ambassadors Programme

Connecting award-winning women (ambassadors) with school sixth-formers, providing students with mentors and role models and strengthening the pipeline of talent among Britain’s younger women. The programme arranges ambassadors to speak at school events; enables students to visit business and public sector organisations; and has an annual reception connecting 100 of our ambassadors with 100 students, providing a networking environment where students can meet successful women and learn first hand from their experience.

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Women of The Future Summit

A global forum for future women leaders, assembling a unique community of dynamic, current and future leaders. It is a day of practical information, insights and inspiration. In 2015, 350 delegates attended,? 33 countries were represented. This year’s Summit will take place during the day of the awards, on November 16 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.


Women of The Future Network

A unique and active network of high achieving women. Annually we organise three events for the network – these vary from intimate bespoke business lunches to large all-member drinks receptions. All shortlisted candidates of the Women of the Future Awards are invited to join the network, membership is complimentary. Previous speakers include: Baroness Susan Greenfield, Scientist; Mike Coup, Chief Executive, Sainsbury’s; Kelly Hoppen, Interior Designer; and Miriam González Durántez, Partner, Dechert.