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Out of hundreds that applied, 49 of the UK’s most ground-breaking women have been named as finalists in the nationwide search to unearth and celebrate inspirational female role models.

An internationally acclaimed permanent cosmetic consultant, the first woman to receive the Queen’s Fire Service Medal and the founder of Mumsnet, are just three of the outstanding women to make it onto this year’s shortlist! From finance and media to engineering and public service, here is the 2014 shortlist whose achievements are inspiring future generations.

Table bookings are open for the Awards ceremony that takes place at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square on Thursday June 12, 2014. 

Finance

Angela Butler, Finance Director, Gregory Distribution
Lisa Powis, CEO, Fresh Insurance Services Group
Joanne Smith, CEO, The Consulting Consortium Limited
Sam Smith, CEO, finnCap
Jean Stephens, CEO, RSM International

Engineering

Tracey Bleakly, Chief Executive, pfeg
Vidhyalakshmi Karthikeyan, Senior Researcher, BT
Jean Llewellyn, Chief Executive, National Skills Academy for Nuclear
Rachel Morfill, Power System Manager, National Grid
Molly Stevens, Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine, Imperial College London

Public Service

Karen Betts, Managing Director, Karen Betts Professional & Nouveau Beauty Group
Adele Blakebrough, CEO, Social Business Trust
Danielle Cotton, Assistant Commissioner, London Fire Brigade
Tanni Grey-Thompson, Crossbench Peer House of Lords
Yasmin Waljee, Pro Bono Manager, Hogan Lovells

Media

Tanya Goodin, CEO, Tamar
Melanie Leach, Managing Director, Twofour Broadcast
Tamara Littleton, CEO, Emoderation
Hy Money, Media Photography Hy Money
Justine Roberts, Founder, Mumsnet

The Built Environment

Angela Brady, Architect, Past president RIBA Brady Mallalieu Architects
Louise Brooke Smith, President Elect, RICS
Allie MacAdam, Senior Vice President, Bechtel Limited
Anne Minors, Director, Anne Minors Performance Consultants Limited
Gill Riley, Managing Director, The GGR Group


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