WINNERS of the 10th European Women of Achievement Awards
have been announced this afternoon at the Grosvenor House
Hotel, Park Lane...
v Winner- Arts Award- sponsored by Granada Media KATE MOSSE
(BA MA OXON) - DEPUTY DIRECTOR, CHICHESTER FESITVAL THEATRE;
AUTHOR/HONOURARY DIRECTOR OF ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION.
Throughout her varied career in the Arts, Kate has always
sought to build European links- especially in publishing,
where there is great emphasis on the Commonwealth and North
America to the exclusion of European achievements. The
annual Orange prize for fiction that she founded in 1995 for
fiction written by women is an international prize worth
£30,000. Though entries are from around the world, the
shortlisted entrants are promoted through displays around
Europe. It is the only British based European literature
prize to promote itself on this scale throughout Europe. She
is a highly successful author of fiction and non-fiction.
She is the first woman to hold the post of deputy director
of the internationally celebrated CFT. Kate is a well-known
face in the arts based media and a governor of Chichester
High School for Girls.
v Winner - Business Award - sponsored by BAE SYSTEMS ROSE
MARY FARENDEN - DIRECTOR EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, FORD MOTOR
COMPANY. Rose Mary was the first woman to lead a
multi-national new model development team with Ford of
Europe as project manager of the all-new For Focus. The car
has won umpteen accolades with additional ones for design
and security. Her achievements have been personally
recognised not only for technical excellence but commercial
viability too. Rose Mary is a mentor to young engineers and
within the company for the Diversity Council addressing
cultural, work life and career development issues for all
staff working at engineering centres. She was instrumental
in developing and deploying a new quality project management
system that enabled Ford to launch the Focus with a common
specification across Europe.
v Winner - Entrepreneur Award - sponsored by ARTHUR ANDERSEN
JENNY DAISLEY & LIZ WALLIS - CHIEF EXECUTIVE & CHAIR, THE
SPRINBOARF CONSULTANCY. 10 years ago Jenny and Liz created
and developed the Springboard Women's Development Programme,
which models feminine ways on conducting business - minimal
hierarchy, respect for diversity, trust and mutual support.
The programme has reached 130,000 women in 15 countries of
which 9 are in Europe. The programme provides top quality
personal development training, specifically designed for
women and individually culturalised for each country.
Interestingly they have also developed the Navigator Men's
Development Programme. With accolades from the public and
private sector, both via the consultancy have also got a
National training award for quality and excellence.
v Winner - Humanitarian Award - Sponsored by Ford of Europe
MARY BAKER MBE - CHAIRMAN OF WHO'S NGO COMMITTEE, PRESIDENT
EUROPEAN PARKINSON'S DISEASE ASSOCIATION. In a career
associated with the medical world in on form or another that
spans 40 years, despite her many accolades Mary has achieved
the sobriquet of the "kind individual who shows the little
person is as important as the big picture". She is seen as
the driving force behind her push not only to get help for
those with Parkinson's disease but also to bring together in
Europe all organisations involved in treating a range of
neurological disorders. The medical profession, the
pharmaceutical industry, research institutions and
governments of all political persuasions respect her because
of her enthusiasm for the cause and her knowledge and
objective thinking in combating it.
v Winner - Professional Award - sponsored by Oracle
EMANUELLA GIAVARRA - PARTNER (IPR LAW) CHAMBERS OF MARK
WATSON GANDY. Emanuella has rightly been described as a
woman of Europe for Europe. Having multiple law degrees from
Rotterdam, Cambridge and The Hague Academy of International
Law, she established her credentials to become director of
the European Bureau of Library, Information and
Documentation Associations (EBLIDA). It is recognised as the
official channel of communication between some 95,000
libraries throughout Europe, the European Commission and the
European Parliament. Such is the expertise she has developed
that she has been designated spokes person on issues
relating to copyright and networking technology at the EC,
the EP and the Council of Europe. She represents EBLIDA on
the copyright expert committee of the World Intellectual
Property Organisation and is a central figure fighting for
access to Europe's cultural heritage for citizens from
libraries and museums. The number of papers, articles,
publications, representations and committees she is an
integral part, of, are testimony to her global success.
v Winner - Chairman's Award - sponsored by EUW ( British
Section) ELMA DANGERFIELD OBE - HON. DIRECTOR THE EUROPEAN
ATLANTIC GROUP Elma was liaison officer for the Admiralty
during the war and has had a long career as a journalist.
She was founder and Editor of the "The European Review" and
currently contributes to the European Atlantic Journal and
the Byron Journal. Elma was one of the founders of the
European Atlantic Group in 1954 with its main object to
promote close relations between European and Atlantic
countries by providing a regular forum in Britain. She also
helped re- found the Byron Society in 1972 and was
co-founding member of the British-Atlantic Group (forerunner
to the Atlantic Council of the UK) and the Mid-Atlantic
Group. Elma's role in the founding of the European Movement
has been pivotal and an extension of all her international
work over the years.
The overall sponsor of this year's Awards is IBM. Regus
sponsored the judging day and venue.
For further information please contact: Vandana Cowley T:
0207 861 9790 F: 07071 227585 E-mail email@example.com Mobile:
Notes to Editors:
The European Union of Women was founded by a member of the
Austrian Parliament, Dr Lola Solar, whose aim was to
encourage European women belonging to political parties or
civic organisations to work together for peace and
The British section of EUW was one of the first Sections to
be founded. It is a nation-wide organisation, which today
has 58 branches and 2 Citiwoman Groups. It aims to stimulate
an interest in European affairs and to enable women, though
the activities of the section, to contribute international
EUW has consultative statue with the Council of Europe and
is represented among the Non- Governmental Organisations
(NGOs) at the Council and the Untied Nations (ECOSOC). EUW
is an economically and financially independent association.
Organised by European Union of Women- British Section
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