Nominations for the 2021 Awards
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
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.
The Award winners will be announced on November 10th at the London Hilton on Park Lane.
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.
Our judges are senior leaders with a broad experience across industry.
Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, Financial Times
Executive Director, Think
Vice President of Airports for European Operations, Enterprise Holdings
Founder Partner, Apella
HR Director, Pernod Ricard
Partner and Senior Vice President at IHS Markit
Co-owner and non-executive director of Ground Control
Senior Manager, ED&I, Liverpool FC
President & CEO, Mizuho International
Chief People Officer, KPMG
CEO, Teneo UK
Samantha Cohen CVO
Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council
Head of Communications, Mishcon de Reya
Deputy Ambassador, British Embassy, Yangon
Peter Brown MBE
Partner – Global People and Organisation Leader, PwC
Chief Executive Officer of Harvey Nichols
Vice President, Enterprise Partners, FIS Merchant Solutions (Worldpay)
Director of Strategy & Planning, Visa
Global Head of Learning and Development, IQE
Senior Manager - Diversity & Inclusion, London Stock Exchange Group
Director of Communications and EDI, ECB
VP Walmart International People Team
Proudly supported by Aviva, the 2019 Awards were held in the presence of June Sarpong, Director of Creative Diversity, BBC, Julie Brown, CFO & COO, Burberry, Lisa Smosarski, Editor-in-Chief, Stylist Magazine and The Rt Hon Theresa May MP.
Vanessa Madu, winner of the Young Star Award
Tulsi Parida, winner of the MBA Star Award
Jennifer Poynton accepting the Technology & Digital Award on behalf of Marianne Breen-Hart
Soraya Sobh, winner of the Media Award
Dr Rachel Tanner, winner of the Science Award
Georgina Roberts, winner of the Sport Award
Elizabeth Mills, winner of the Business Award
Deborah Bowman MBE, winner of the Mentor of the Year Award
Lucinda Jones, accepting the Commonwealth Award on behalf of Dr Siobhan Gardiner