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Nominate your Woman of the Year with Lorraine!

Nominate your Woman of the Year with Lorraine!

Nominations are now open! If you know someone who you think deserves the Woman of the Year Kindness Award, send us your nomination now. Nominations close at midday on Monday 20 September 2021.

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15 Years of generosity: Women of the Year and Barclays

15 Years of generosity: Women of the Year and Barclays

For fifteen years, Women of the Year has been supported by Barclays. Attracted by the idea of celebrating the achievements of women across all walks of life, our relationship with the organisation was forged by Joan Armatrading during her term as President. Possibly helped by the fact that the then Chief Executive of Barclays Retail, Deanna Oppenheimer, was a lifelong fan of Joan's!

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Announcing our new ‘Extraordinary Ordinary’ Podcast

Announcing our new ‘Extraordinary Ordinary’ Podcast

We are delighted to announce the The ‘Extraordinary Ordinary’ Women of the Year Podcast: an inspiring celebration of ordinary women doing extraordinary things. Building on our history of recognising, celebrating and inspiring women of all backgrounds since 1955, each episode will see women from all walks of life share their incredible stories in candid interviews. We will be honouring those who quietly make a huge difference to our world.

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We are delighted to announce that Lady Louise Vaughan is our new Chair

We are delighted to announce that Lady Louise Vaughan is our new Chair

Lady Louise Vaughan is taking over from Catherine Roe, Chief Executive Officer of contract catering company Elior, as Chair of the organisation.

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Announcing our new ‘Wellness Warrior’ Award – Sponsored by Boots UK

Announcing our new ‘Wellness Warrior’ Award – Sponsored by Boots UK

Women of the Year announce Boots UK will sponsor new ‘Wellness Warrior’ Award championing those who improve the wellbeing of others Women of the Year today announced leading retailer Boots UK will partner with them to sponsor a new ‘Wellness Warrior’ award category at this year’s Women of the Year Awards and Lunch. The Awards are an annual event that brings together and recognises women’s achievements across a diverse array of industries, including tech, sports, science and education. The Boots UK‘Wellness Warrior’ Award will celebrate women who dedicate themselves to improving the health and wellbeing of others; a natural fit for the Boots UK brand who champion women and wellness.

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Celebrating Trailblazing Women in Tech, Sports, Science & Education

Celebrating Trailblazing Women in Tech, Sports, Science & Education

Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon, Head Stemette and Co-Founder of Stemettes, Anne Norona, NHS Nurse and Carmel McConnell MBE, Founder of Magic Breakfast, Menna Fitzpatrick MBE & Jennifer Kehoe MBE, Winter Paralympians and Andrea Smith, Founder of the ASD Academy are among those honoured at the star-studded event. Celebrity attendees included; Claudia Winkleman, Rachel Shenton, Natalie Dormer, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Laura Whitmore and many more.

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New team at the top for Women of the Year

New team at the top for Women of the Year

Women of the Year have announced its new Chair, Catherine Roe (UK CEO of global foodservice firm Elior) and new President, ITV journalist and news anchor, Julie Etchingham.

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Catch up on the fantastic speeches from the 2017 Lunch

Catch up on the fantastic speeches from the 2017 Lunch

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall speech transcript is available via Clarence House twitter: https://twitter.com/ClarenceHouse

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Women of the Year Discussed in Parliament

Women of the Year Discussed in Parliament

Valerie Vaz: 

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Awards pay tribute to emergency and medical services here and abroad

Awards pay tribute to emergency and medical services here and abroad

Manchester Emergency and Medical Services, The White Helmets and The Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, Dany Cotton, are among those honoured at the star-studded event, which was attended by The Duchess of Cornwall

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ITV’s Lorraine 2016

ITV’s Lorraine 2016

On Tuesday 20 September, the search for ITV’s Lorraine Inspirational Woman of the Year will launch. TV presenter Lorraine Kelly will be joined by this year’s very special guest judge Judy Murray to launch the 2016 award. This is the sixth year Women of the Year has worked with ITV’s Lorraine to find an inspirational woman from across the UK.

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Judging Panel 2016

Judging Panel 2016

 Tina Stowell, Maureen Lipman, Ronke Phillips, Sue Walton,  Jane Luca,  Sandi Toksvig, Doreen Lawrence,  Andrea Coleman and Anne Aslett.

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