PolicyMogul and the Women in Public Affairs network (WiPA) have published the UK's first list of inspirational Women in Public Affairs.
Over 300 nominations for c.200 women were received during February, with an initial 30 shortlist published by the judging panel of: Laura Gilmore, founder of WiPA and Director of Government Relations at Cummins; Nicholas Dunn-McAfee, Head of Public Affairs, Policy, and Research at PRCA, and Geraldine Hetherington, Director of Health and Social Care Practice at Ellwood Atfield.
The top ten most inspirational women were announced by Laura Gilmore at an event in Portcullis House held on International Women's Day. Baroness Ann Jenkin addressed guests on the importance of involving women in politics.
Huge congratulations to all nominees, those shortlisted, together with the ten women who stood out as the most inspirational:
- Casey Calista - Account Director at Lodestone Communications
- Flora Coleman - Head of Government Affairs at TransferWise
- Nikki da Costa - Senior Counsel at Cicero Group
- Natasha Davies - Policy and Research Lead at Chwarae Teg
- Jo Field - Founder & Managing Director at JFG Communications
- Lucy Herd - Founder of Jack’s Rainbow
- Dr Leyla Hussein - Founder of Magool and Dahlia project and co-Founder of Daughters of Eve
- Shabnam Nasimi - a former refugee fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan, a third sector expert and a political and women’s rights activist in the UK
- Emily Wallace - Partner at GPLUS
- Elin de Zoete - Managing Director at PLMR