2016 shortlist


Women of the Future Awards Winners & shortlist 2016

The shortlist for the Women of the Future Awards 2016, the movement celebrating and nurturing the pipeline of female talent in the UK, is announced.

The Women of the Future Awards, now in their 11th year and proudly supported by headline sponsor Aviva, recognise the inspirational young female stars of today and tomorrow. They are open to women aged 35 or under and celebrate talent across categories including business, culture, media, technology and more.

Please find below the candidates shortlisted across 14 categories. This year’s candidates will meet with the judges on October 14 and the winners will be announced at the Awards on November 16.

Women of the Future Awards
Young Star
Winner
Nusrath Hassan
Alumna, Mulberry School for Girls
Highly Commended
Risha Jindal
CEO, Digimeal
Emma Andrews, Student, Cambridge University
Om-Kalthoom Bashumailah, Student, City, University of London
Bethany Reeves, Student, Putney High School
Women of the Future Awards
Technology & Digital
Winner
Maxine Mackintosh
Chair, HealthTech Women
Alice Audley, Editor-in-Chief, Blogosphere Magazine
Sophie Baldry, Project Manager, Digital Inclusion, Lloyds Banking Group
Nicola Entwistle, Director, Digital Payments Market Development, Mastercard Worldwide
Kate Unsworth, CEO & Founder, Vinaya
Women of the Future Awards
Sport
Winner
Danielle Brown MBE
Company Director, Danielle Brown
Sarah Barrow, Athlete, Olympic Diver, British Diving
Penny Coomes, Athlete, National Ice Skating Association of GB and NI
Emma Douglas, Para Athlete, Team GBR
Alice Mills, Professional Jockey
Women of the Future Awards
Science
Winner
Dr Maria Bruna
Junior Research Fellow in Mathematics, St John’s College
Dr Sophie Acton, Junior Group Leader, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology
Dr Louisa Messenger, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dr Karine Salin, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Glasgow
Dr Anna Slater, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Liverpool
Women of the Future Awards
Real Estate, Infrastructure and Construction
Winner
Bryony Day
Associate, Arcadis
Kelly Bream, Operations Director, Berkeley Homes, South East London
Erin McDonald, Associate Director, CBRE
Catherine Kelly, Associate Director, Turner & Townsend
Sharon Slinger, Senior Project Quantity Surveyor, Carillion plc
Women of the Future Awards
Professions
Winner
Fayola Yeboah
Head of Contracts & Legal, UK & Ireland, ManpowerGroup
Christine Davies, Exploration Geoscientist, Shell International
Tess Kelly, Head of Legal, Financial Stability and Market Infrastructure, Bank of England
Lubjana Matin, Deputy Head of English, St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls
Charlotte Meyrick, Fund Manager, UK Equities, Aviva Investors
Women of the Future Awards
Mentor
Winner
Tamara Box
Managing Partner EME, Reed Smith
Highly Commended
Nadine Benjamin
Soprano and Creative Mentor, Everybody Can!
Funke Abimbola, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Roche UK
Susan Attard, Deputy Town Clerk, City of London Corporation
Gary Palmer, General Manager, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Women of the Future Awards
Media
Winner
Chayya Syal
Broadcast Journalist and Blogger, BBC Asian Network and Avid Scribbler
Jane Bradley, Investigations Correspondent, BuzzFeed News
Rosie Davies, Agency Director, The London Fashion Agency
Caroline Hyde, TV Anchor and Chief European Correspondent, Bloomberg TV
Chayya Syal, Broadcast Journalist and Blogger, BBC Asian Network and Avid Scribbler
Sarah Lefkowith and Tash Rosehill, Creative Team, VCCP
Women of the Future Awards
MBA Star
Winner
Julia Paykin
MBA Candidate, London Business School
Lauren Dickerson, Co-founder and Commercial Strategist, Lunagen
Justine Gamez, MBA Candidate, University of Oxford
Vana Koutsomitis, Co-founder and CEO, DatePlay
Women of the Future Awards
Entrepreneur
Winner
Brynne Herbert
CEO, MOVE Guides
Jackie Fast, Managing Director, Slingshot Sponsorship
Sophie Ibbotson, Founder and Director, Maximum Exposure
Karla Jobling, COO, BeecherMadden
Suzie Walker, Chief Firestarter and Brand Director, The Primal Pantry
Women of the Future Awards
Corporate
Winner
London Stock Exchange Group
Highly Commended
Reed Smith
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Mastercard
Visa
Women of the Future Awards
Community Spirits
Winner
Natalie Campbell
Founder, A Very Good Company
Highly Commended
Esther Marshall
Strategy Manager for Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever
Melissa Day, Founder, Ipswich Town of Sanctuary
Olivia Edwards, Head of Fundraising, Sentebale
Yusra Hussain, Regional Executive Officer, Robogals EMEA
Jeannie Kielty, Community Relations Coordinator, The Banks Group
Women of the Future Awards
Business
Winner
Alex Newbould
Head of Pricing Strategy, Asda
Highly Commended
Alexandra Pott
Chief of Staff, TalkTalk
Helen Brand, Executive Director, Head of Luxury Goods Equity Research, UBS
Hannah Brown, Head of Business Development (Sport), Sky
Corentine Polivet-Clediere, Head of Regulatory Strategy and Post Trade Policy, Europe, London Stock Exchange Group
Women of the Future Awards
Arts & Culture
Winner
Sheila Nortley
Screenwriter, Dreamscape Films
Katriona Beales, Artist
Joëlle Dinnage, Director and Co-Founder, The Global Art Agency
Dr Laura-Jane Foley, Playwright and Art Historian
Amy Martin, Creative Director, Impact Hub Birmingham