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2014 Woman of Achievement  Award Winners

“This Award continues to attract remarkable candidates, and these seven inspirational women are no exception.

London, UK) Friday, 24th October 2014 – 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; “This Award continues to attract remarkable candidates, and these seven inspirational women 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. The Award sponsors for 2014 are Google and MISYS, with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business as Academic sponsor.

The main Woman of Achievement Award 2014 will be presented by City of London Sheriff, Fiona Adler on Friday, 28th November at the 12th Annual Women in the City Celebration Lunch held at Plaisterers’ Hall, London when the Keynote Address will be given by The Rt Hon the Baroness Scotland of Asthale QC.
Limited places remain for the 12th Annual Women in the City Lunch & Awards Ceremony.

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Harriet Subramanian
Flourish PR
Tel: 01628 400679

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