Our headline sponsors Milton Keynes Council and Imagine Presentations are proud to present
We would be delighted if you would join us for this year’s awards ceremony.
Our #LeadersInTheirLivingrooms event will be held online and we would encourage you to extend this invitation far and wide to include, family, friends, colleagues and business associates to tune in and celebrate with us.
This years event takes place on
Thursday 19th November
Evening dress not required, family pets welcome
Guest Speaker: CINDY ROSE OBE, PRESIDENT – Microsoft Western Europe
“This year of all years it has never been more important to recognise that leadership is everywhere. Please join me in an online celebration of the remarkable women leading in our city”
JULIE MILLS OBE – Chair of Trustees
Women Leaders Awards 2020 Finalists
Fola Komolafe MBE DL
Rev Gill Barow-Jones
Hannah Ingram Moore
Art Culture & Creative Industries
Dr Noël James
Community Impact (Employed)
Community Impact (Volunteer)
Digital & Technology
Amanda Cooper OBE
Engineering, Science, Maths
Clare Butler Ellis
Dr Iva Chianella
Dr Claire Feeley
Dr Tina Barton
Leisure and Retail
Manufacturing and Construction
Music and Entertainment
Support the Awards
Get involved by championing the women leaders you know and help contribute to Milton Keynes’ growth and recognition.
Why is Milton Keynes the best place in the UK for women in enterprise? 2020’s Women Leaders will be part of the conversation. Be a sponsor, join us as a guest or nominate noteworthy women from your organisation, community or field of expertise.
The high proportion of female business owners is a key factor driving the city’s economic success. The evidence comes from two influential research papers. The Centre for Cities report lists Milton Keynes as the location with the “most dynamic business environment” in the UK outside London while the work from Paymentsense shows it is the best place in the country to start a business. Business start-ups have a greater chance of thriving here than anywhere else and the latter report also points out that almost a third of companies are owned by women.
Dr Julie Mills OBE chairs Women Leaders UK, says:
“This is why organisations like Women Leaders are so important in continuing our city’s economic development. All the evidence shows that creating an environment where women can be entrepreneurial adds a whole new dimension to productivity. It’s also no coincidence that the gender pay gap is narrowing more quickly here than in many other places – another strong indicator of an economy with better balance to be successful.”