RECOGNISING SUCCESSFUL
YOUNG WOMEN IN BRITAIN
RECOGNISING SUCCESSFUL
YOUNG WOMEN IN BRITAIN
RECOGNISING SUCCESSFUL
YOUNG WOMEN IN BRITAIN
Who we are
The Women of the Future Awards are the platform for successful young women in Britain. Now in their thirteenth year, the awards continue to unearth and recognise the inspirational stars of tomorrow across diverse sectors.
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Nominations for the 2018 Awards
Submit your nomination
Submit your nomination
We want to showcase the phenomenal female talent in the UK. We are seeking stories of achievers in all fields, from science, to media, to sport. Nominations for the 2018 Awards are now closed.
Shortlisting and Judging
Shortlisting and Judging
All nominations are reviewed by the shortlist committee and five candidates per category will be shortlisted for the 2018 Awards. Shortlisted candidates are invited to a judging day for a short interview with their category judges. Judging day will take place on October 15 in London.
Awards ceremony
Awards ceremony
The Award winners will be announced at the gala dinner on November 14 at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
Eligibility criteria
The Women of the Future Awards are open to all women aged 35 or under (candidates must be aged 35 or under on December 31st 2018). There are three Special Awards that operate outside of this criteria:
  • Women of the Future Corporate Award (open to an organisation)
  • Women of the Future Mentor Award (open to men and women of any age)
  • Women of the Future Young Star Award (open to 16 to 21-year-old girls on December 31st 2018)
Please note that those nominating for the Women of the Future MBA Star Award must be 2016, 2017 or 2018 MBA graduates (aged 35 and under) or those commencing UK-based MBA courses in 2018.
2018 Judges
Our judges are senior leaders with a broad experience across industry.
Dr Melissa Hungerford
Vice President, Global Talent Management and Inclusion, Avon Products
Sir John Peace
CHAIR OF THE JUDGING PANEL
Bridget Long
Vice President/General Manager of London & South East England, Enterprise Holdings
Finola McDonnell
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, FT
Gillian Charlesworth
Director of Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, RICS
Baroness Gabrielle Bertin
Director of Strategic Communications and Campaigns, BT
Courtney E. Austrian
Minister Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy London
Suzie de Rohan Willner
CEO, TOAST
Trui Hebbelinck
VP Human Resources, Trading & Supply, Shell
Jackie Scully
Deputy Managing Director, Think Publishing
Phil Smith
Chairman/Non-Executive Director
Frances Dickens
Entrepreneur, Chairman and Founder, Astus Group
Nigel Hobson
Vice President - Global Operations, Trading & Supply Shell International
Conrad Bird CBE
Director, GREAT Britain campaign, Department for International Trade
Diane Côté
Chief Risk Officer, London Stock Exchange Group
Sue Willis
Director Simplification, Santander
Paul van Zyl
Co-founder, The Conduit
Emma Sergeant
President of Europe for Das, Omnicom
Kate Henwood
Vice President of Human Resources, CNBC International
Lawson Muncaster
Managing Director, City A.M
Costas Kalisperas
Managing Director, OpCapita
Karen Burns
Risk and Control Director & Women in Technology Director, Aviva UK
Jo Fawkes
Director of Marketing & Communications, Saïd Business School
Sarah Willett
Vice President, Investor Relations, Coca-Cola European Partners Great Britain
Candice Cross
Leadership, Talent and OD Director, BT
Alessandra Buonfino
Head of International Development, Mishcon de Reya
Supported by
Thomson Reuters
Oxford
CNBC
Financial Times
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