Judging Panel 2015

Judging Panel 2015

6th October 2015 by Natalie Burns

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The 60th anniversary Women of the Year Lunch is taking place on Monday 19 October 2015. At the Lunch, Women of the Year will recognise the work and incredible achievements of over 400 women, selecting a small number to receive special Women of the Year Awards. Barclays is sponsoring the 2015 Women of the Year Lunch, with additional awards sponsored by DFS, Good Housekeeping, ITV’s Lorraine and Prudential.

The Women of the Year Council is pleased to announce the Women of the Year judging panel for 2015:

Gill Carrick is Chair of Taylor Mackenzie and a former partner at recruitment firm Odgers Berndtson.  She has advised the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, the BBC and Channel 4 amongst others. Gill is a former Chair of Women of the Year and is on its Council.

Dame Tessa Jowell stepped down at the last election having served for 23 years as MP for Dulwich and West Norwood. She served in the Labour Government for 13 years, 8 of them in the Cabinet. She set up Surestart and led the bid in Government for 2012 Olympics and served as Minister for Women.She was awarded a peerage in the Dissolution Honours list.

Baroness Doreen Lawrence OBE is an active campaigner for justice and equality, and the mother of Stephen Lawrence, a teenager who was murdered in a racist attack in South East London in 1993. She founded the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust in 1998 and her work was recognised with a Woman of the year Award in 2012.

Jane Luca is Controller of External Affairs at ITV and has over 30 years’ experience in broadcasting. She is Chair of Women of the Year.

Sue MacGregor is one of BBC Radio 4’s most recognisable voices. Sue was appointed a CBE for her services to broadcasting in 2002. She is the former presenter of Woman’s Hour and the Today programme and is currently the host of The Reunion on BBC Radio 4.

Lisa Markwell is the editor of The Independent on Sunday. Since she began her tenure the newspaper has won the Newspaper award for Weekend Newspaper of the Year and the Press Award for Front Page of the Year.

Ronke Phillips has been a journalist for more than 20 years across print, radio and television. She won an Amnesty International Award for her ITV film revealing the real identity of the ‘Torso in the Thames’ child.

Eve Pollard OBE is a journalist, editor and author. Eve was only the second female editor of a British national newspaper when she took the reins of the Sunday Mirror and then the Sunday Express.

Sandi Toksvig OBE is a writer, presenter, and founder of the Women’s Equality Party. She is the
chancellor of the University of Portsmouth. Sandi is the president of the Women of the
Year Lunch.

Sue Walton is a senior television executive and is the Editor of ITV’s Lorraine

Sandi Toksvig, President of Women of the Year, said: “We are honoured that we will be able to host such an incredible cohort of successful and inspiring women to choose the Award winners for our 60th Anniversary Women of the Year Lunch. Our Jury selects women whose achievements and determination are the very model of what Women of the Year is all about.”

The 2015 Women of the Year Lunch with take place on Monday 19 October 2015 at the InterContinental London Park Lane and the special award winners will be announced then.


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