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Outstanding Achievement Award – Sponsored by Good Housekeeping

Paula Radcliffe, is one of the greatest distance runners in the world after winning the 2002 London Marathon and smashing the UK and European record.  She won the Chicago Marathon in 2002 and is three-time New York Marathon champion. To achieve this, she overcame a potentially debilitating health condition (asthma) to achieve her goals.


Window to the World Award – Sponsored by Pilkington plc

Irene Khan, Head of Amnesty International. The first woman in its history to lead this influential human rights organisation that has over a million members in 140 countries.


Barbour Award
- Sponsored by Barbour & Sons Ltd

Judy Craymer, was given this Award for her foresight and determination in producing and staging the world wide musical hit Mamma Mia!


The Frink Award – given by Women of the Year

Leah Pattison, a 28 year old, who contracted leprosy when working as a volunteer in India in 1997, and became knows as ‘The Angel of Nagpur’. She was recognised for her efforts to publicise the issue of women in India afflicted with the disease.