Four pioneering Milton Keynes Business Women Leaders who won awards at the 2015 Women Leaders event, have been announced as finalists for a national award that recognises outstanding women in their fields.
Monica Ferguson, Hilary Chipping, Dr Claire Guest and Dr Kerry Mashford have all been shortlisted for a 2016 ‘First Women’ award.
Two of our winners nominated for a CBI First Woman Award taking place in London on 22 June 2016
Monica Ferguson, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of The Stables is a finalist in the First Women of Tourism & Leisure category.
Meanwhile, Dr Kerry Mashford, CEO for the National Energy Foundation, has been shortlisted as a First Women of the Built Environment award.
Hilary Chipping, Deputy Chief Executive and Head of Infrastructure for the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), has been nominated for an award in the First Women in Public Service category for her work in housing and infrastructure.
Our fourth finalist, Dr Claire Guest, Co-founder, Chief Executive & Director of Operations of the charity Medical Detection Dogs, has been shortlisted in the First Women of Science & Technology category.
Jan Flawn CBE who nominated all the finalists added: “It’s fantastic to see all these ladies gaining the recognition they deserve. When I established the Women Leaders MK Awards last year, the aim was to raise the profile of inspiring women within MK both locally and nationally.
“The fact that we have four finalists from Milton Keynes proves that MK is not only at the forefront of many industries but also pioneering in its promotion of women in industry and business.”
Nominations for Women Leaders MK 2016 are now open. To nominate a successful and inspiring woman in the Milton Keynes area, please visit www.womenleadersmk.co.uk