As we look to continue to celebrate influential women across all walks of life, and following on from our look into the insight to the personality traits of the top 100 women on the Forbes list, Westminster’s The House’s annual celebration of the most inspirational and influential women in Westminster is back for a second year, celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of women in public life by recognising one hundred women who have achieved excellence in their sector in the world of Westminster.
Patrons include Laura Kuenssberg, Baroness Jenkin of Kennington, the Chair of the Women & Equalities Committee Caroline Nokes MP, Civil Service Chief People Officer Rupert McNeil and Good Morning Britain’s senior political producer, Anne Alexander. They had the unenviable job of narrowing down a long list to one hundred, comprised of Parliamentarians, Civil Servants, Journalists, Public Affairs Specialists, Political Commentators and others.
Women in Westminster: 100 is supported by Lloyds Banking Group and the final list can be seen here. A fantastic list of women of all political persuasions ages and with a wide range of experience, once again proving that women are not only capable of working in but also forging ahead in what is seen as a male-dominated field.
Baroness Jenkin – co-founder of Women2Win – said “We have all faced a number of challenges in the past year due to Covid-19 and I am delighted by how so many women have stood up and been counted in these tough times.”
“Woman still face a number of challenges, both inside and outside of Westminster, but we shouldn’t lose sight of the huge strides that we all continue to make, and the remarkable women that are both at the forefront of the country and those working tirelessly behind the scenes.”
The House Magazine Editor, Rosa Prince says “The House is so proud to be able to highlight the talent of these 100 extraordinary women. Their hard work and influence has transformed a male-dominated Westminster in recent years, and while it is clear there is still work to be done, we can be confident these pioneers will not rest until our politics is truly equal.”
This year our patrons also identified fifteen ones to watch, women who will be future figureheads within Westminster, whether that is achieving a scoop in investigate journalism, championing for a change in law, or pinpointing themselves as a force to be reckoned with.
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