Celebrating the incredible women who got all of us through 2020
From inspirational healthcare workers, to technology founders, legendary musicians and more, our 2020 event invited 400 women from across the UK to gather for our first virtual awards, accompanied by a delicious afternoon tea.
400 women tuned in for the virtual celebration this afternoon, joining together for an Afternoon Tea and honouring the achievements of so many. 200 years after Florence Nightingale’s birth, 2020 has proven to be the ‘Year of the Nurse’ in more ways than one, and Women of the Year paid tribute to key workers, charity workers and NHS staff who have had to work so hard to keep us going through the pandemic.
2020 Award winners
Five outstanding women were honoured with Women of the Year Awards for their selfless dedication to their fields of work.
I am overjoyed that the women of the Amies Freedom Choir have won The Woman of the Year Community Spirit Award 2020. It pays great tribute to the resilience and determination of our participants who have overcome so many obstacles and despite facing such adversity, find the strength to build beautiful friendships by coming together to sing.
I am both honoured and proud to receive The Barclays Woman in the Community Award. It has been the most amazing journey so far from an idea around my kitchen table in 2014 to the Women’s Centre we have today. This would not have been achieved without all of the incredible women who have been part of our journey, either volunteering or working for us or indeed the 1,300 women who have accessed our centre. The need for our services is even more important today than ever before and it is vital that more women centres like ours exist in every town.
I am honoured to receive Vodafone’s Woman of the Year Technology and Innovation Award. The phenomenal success that Darktrace is experiencing is testament to the passion, fearlessness and hard work of our brilliant team of over 1,300 employees, which is over 40% female strong, as well as the world-class mathematicians behind our autonomous response technology. It is an honour every day to lead an organisation committed to solving the cyber challenge with cutting edge innovation.
I am proud and honoured to receive a The Boots Wellness Warrior, Woman Of The Year Award. I hope this award can show all those women who struggle with their mental health as I did for many years, that anything is achievable.