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 sixteenth year, the awards continue to unearth and recognise the inspirational stars of tomorrow across diverse sectors.
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Nominations for the 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Awards. Shortlisted candidates are invited for a short interview with their category judges on September 29th in London.
Awards ceremony
Awards ceremony
The Award winners will be announced on November 10th 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 2021). 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 2021)
Please note that those nominating for the Women of the Future MBA Star Award must be 2019, 2020 or 2021 MBA graduates (aged 35 and under) or those commencing UK-based MBA courses in 2021.
2021 Judges
Our judges are senior leaders with a broad experience across industry.
Finola McDonnell
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, Financial Times
Jackie Scully
Executive Director, Think
Chris Sullivan
FCIBS
Jenny Scott
Founder Partner, Apella
Pam Rowan
HR Director, Pernod Ricard
Stuart Strachan
Partner and Senior Vice President at IHS Markit
Kim Morrish
Co-owner and non-executive director of Ground Control
Rishi Jain
Senior Manager, ED&I, Liverpool FC
Suneel Bakhshi
President & CEO, Mizuho International
Kevin Hogarth
Chief People Officer, KPMG
Nick Clayton
CEO, Teneo UK
Samantha Cohen CVO
Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council
Hayley Geffin
Head of Communications, Mishcon de Reya
Ruth Bradley-Jones
Deputy Ambassador, British Embassy, Yangon
Peter Brown MBE
Partner – Global People and Organisation Leader, PwC
Manju Malhotra
Chief Executive Officer of Harvey Nichols
Michaela Weber
Vice President, Enterprise Partners, FIS Merchant Solutions (Worldpay)
Jill Self
Director of Strategy & Planning, Visa
Beki Green
Global Head of Learning and Development, IQE
Sharmila Pindoria
Senior Manager - Diversity & Inclusion, London Stock Exchange Group
Kate Miller
Director of Communications and EDI, ECB
Heather Thomas
VP Walmart International People Team
Huma Allana
Vice President, Legal GB, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
Ed Spitzer
Senior Vice President of European Remarketing, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Clare Milford Haven
Trustee and co–Founder of James’ Place
Professor Jenny Higham
Principal, St George's University of London
Supported by
REMO
Queen’s Commonwealth Trust
Oxford
CNBC
Financial Times
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