The Women of the Year Lunch and Awards have brought together, since 1955, women from across the world to celebrate their extraordinary achievements: from internationally recognisable stars of the stage and screen; leading politicians and entrepreneurs to previously unsung heroes. The 55th annual Women of the Year Lunch and Awards will be held at the InterContinental Hotel on Monday 11th October 2010
The Women of the Year Lunch gathers together women from all backgrounds and professions who have accomplished extraordinary things. Of these women, four outstanding cases have been identified as exceptional and deserving of special awards.
Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, is President of the Women of the Year organisation. Gill Carrick is Chair of the Women of the Year Lunch. Other members of the council include Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE, Virginia Wade OBE, Maureen Lipman CBE, Dianne Thompson CBE, and Teresa Graham CBE.
Women who have been honoured with awards in previous years include: Dame Vera Lynn (2009), Baroness Margaret Thatcher (2005), Camilla Batmanghelidjh (2006), Tina Turner (2005), Dame Ellen MacArthur (2001) and Jane Tomlinson CBE (2002). The confirmed list of attendees at this year’s Women of the Year Lunch & Awards will be announced in early October 2010, with individual award winners announced on the day.