Seven women have secured success and been crowned Category Winners at today’s Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award Celebration Evening, hosted by Bryan Cave LLP, London EC2.
Talented female executives from across the UK were nominated for the award scheme in September and took part in a rigorous three stage judging process.
To win their Category, finalists must be remarkable and, in addition to fulfilling a demanding role, are making sure that skilled and intelligent women are being supported to remain and progress in the workplace.
The seven Category Award winners for 2014 are:
Construction & Engineering: Tracey McIntyre, Head of Operations, Scotia Gas Networks Limited
Facilities Management: Debra Ward, Managing Director, Macro Limited
Financial Services: Lesley Wan, Corporate Real Estate Counsel, Lloyds Banking Group and
Highly Commended Netsai Mangwende, UK Head of Finance , AIG Property Casualty
Healthcare: Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Psychiatrist and Neuroscientist, Director, National Problem Gambling Clinic
Professional Services: Inna Baigozina-Gorelli, Parter, A T Kearney
Public Sector: Yasmin Batliwala , CEO, Advocates for International Development and Chair, Westminster Drug Project
Technology: Marion Broughton, VP Land and Air Systems, Thales UK
Gwen Rhys, CEO of Networking Culture Ltd and Founder of Women in the City, congratulated all the winners and said; “Our Awards scheme continues to attract remarkable women, and these final seven are no exception. The final selection reflects the standards of excellence across all nominees. Well done to all our Category Winners and we wish them all the best for the next stage of the judging process as they go on to contend for the overall Woman of Achievement Award in November.
“Previous winners have joined company boards, as both Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors, and I am confident that this year’s Winners will follow suit.”
The overarching aim of the Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award is to highlight and formally recognise the outstanding contribution women make to the British economy, as well as pinpointing those who are actively promoting and encouraging the progress of women above and beyond their everyday job. The Award identifies excellence and celebrates the achievements of senior and partner-level professionals.
The Award Judging Panel is chaired by Prof Susan Vinnicombe, CBE, Director, Centre for Developing Women Business Leaders at Cranfield School of Management.