Outstanding Achievement Award
Ellen MacArthur, yachtswoman, who at 28 years of age, sailed single handed round-the-world.

Window to the World Award sponsored by Pilkington plc
Marie Colvin, Sunday Times war reporter. She lost an eye from a burst of shrapnel in Sri Lanka. She reported on the troubles in Kosovo, Chechnya and East Timor.

The Frink Award given by Women of the Year
Pam Warren, a survivor of the Paddington train crash disaster who received severe burns in the crash in 1999, and had to wear a plastic facemask for almost a year. She is also a leading campaigner with the Paddington Survivors’ Group.