Nominations for the 2020 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 2020 Awards are now open!
Shortlisting and Judging
All nominations are reviewed by the shortlist committee and five candidates per category will be shortlisted for the 2020 Awards. Shortlisted candidates are invited for a short interview with their category judges during the week of October 5th.
The Award winners will be announced on February 4.
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 2020). 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 2020)
Please note that those nominating for the Women of the Future MBA Star Award must be 2018, 2019 or 2020 MBA graduates (aged 35 and under) or those commencing UK-based MBA courses in 2020.
Our judges are senior leaders with a broad experience across industry.
Lady Emma Arbuthnot
Chair of the Judging Panel, Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate) for England and Wales
Group Chief Risk Officer, London Stock Exchange Group
Chief Operating Officer, Bank of England
Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Burberry plc
Vice President of European Airports Operations, Enterprise Holdings
Group Head of Talent Acquisition, Aviva
Head of Product for Central Europe, Visa
Development Director, BBC News & Current Affairs
Country Manager in UK and VP Marketing Solutions in EMEA and Latin America, Linkedin
Group Treasurer, Barclays
Chair, Black Isle Group
Deborah Bowman MBE
Professor of Bioethics & Clinical Ethics and Deputy Principal (Institutional Affairs), St. George's, University of London
Managing Director, Global Rates Trading, Bank of America
Founder Partner, Apella
John O’Brien MBE
Managing Partner EMEA, One Hundred, Omnicom Group
Partner, Mission de Reya
Founder and Chairman of Integrity International Group
HR Director, Pernod Ricard
Editor, I-M Intelligent Magazine
Head of International Communications & Strategic Partnerships, CNBC
General Counsel, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Partner and Senior Vice President at IHS Markit
CEO, London & Partners
Head of People, KPMG
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