Celebrating extraordinary women since 1955
Each year our annual lunch and awards celebrates the achievements of four hundred and fifty specially chosen women from across the UK and around the world who are doing remarkable work and making a difference to others. From shifting and serving society, to saving lives, breaking glass ceilings and building communities, Women of the Year recognises women whose exceptional efforts today are paving the way for the women of tomorrow.
For over 60 years, Women of the Year has proudly recognised and celebrated the achievements of some of the world's most incredible and bravest women.
Women of the Year are proud to launch the ‘Extraordinary Ordinary’ podcast
The Extraordinary Ordinary shines a light on incredible achievements by women who you’ve probably never heard of (until now), but whose passion, dedication, and fierce determination has changed society, their communities and the world, in ways that will inspire and uplift you.
Childhood loneliness was lifted by daydreaming, nearly aways about my leading a campaign against injustice.
Founded by Lady Antonella Lothian OBE, better known as simply Tony Lothian, the lunch and awards were created and launched in 1955 against a backdrop of a radically changing period in British history. The event was the first of its kind – an opportunity to recognise the women whose work all over the world upholds communities now, and builds and sustains them for the future. Over 60 years later the lunch remains unique in continuing to honour and celebrate these women.
The Lunch and Awards
The Women of the Year Lunch offers a unique opportunity to honour outstanding women from all over the UK and around the world, and to recognise and celebrate their achievements.
The Women of the Year Foundation supports women worldwide helping them into the workforce or supporting new business ventures through access to grants, mentorship and training.
All attendees of Women of the Year are invited to join the Alumnae Club; a growing community of remarkable women and programme of talks.
Nominate your Trailblazer Woman of the Year 2022 with Lorraine!
Nominations are now open! If you know someone who you think deserves the Woman of the Year Trailblazer Award, send us your nomination now. Nominations close at midday on Friday 8 July...Read full article
Women of the Year and Newnham Associates summer event returns to Cambridge
We’re delighted to announce that after two years online, the Women of the Year Alumnae Club has returned to Cambridge’s Newnham College. Titled ‘There is no Blueprint - why lifelong coach...Read full article
Seema Aziz, Founder and MD of Sefam, a major Pakistan retail brand, talked about the challenges of being a woman running her own business and having to manage meetings with Pakistani government offici...Read full article