Surrey Chambers Business Women in Surrey (BWiS) was delighted to reveal the top 10 women on its inaugural Top Businesswomen in Surrey List this week (10 March) at a special flagship event to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Held at the WWF Living Planet Centre in Woking, 120 guests listened to inspiring speeches from senior women including Rosemary French of Gatwick Diamond, Jenny Tomley from Redaway Blackmore, Rio Tinto’s Anne Stevens, Darshana Ubl of Entrevo, Tracey Horner from CARE International, and MP for Guildford Anne Milton.
The common theme from all was women should celebrate their achievements in the workplace much more and shout from the rooftops about their successes.
The BWiS 2015 Top 50 Businesswomen in Surrey List was then revealed, with certificates and flowers for the top 10 presented by Surrey Chambers chief executive Louise Punter, and BWiS co-chairs Sally Pritchett, director, Something Big, and Claire Dee, director, Claire Dee Communications.
Louise Punter, chief executive, Surrey Chambers of Commerce, said: “It was a fabulous evening with lots of talented women and men in the room keen to celebrate all that is great about businesswomen in Surrey. Success can be defined in a multitude of ways, so nominations from all walks of life were invited, and we received over 70 in total with 4,000 people voting to determine the final list.”
In alphabetical order, the BWiS 2015 Top 10 Businesswomen in Surrey are:
• Adele Parks – Author
• Beverley Cuddy – Dogs Today
• Caroline Harrap – Surrey Life
• Helen Collins – Surrey Police
• Helen Parlane – Colgate-Palmolive
• Louise Stead – Royal Surrey
• Marilyn Scott – The Lightbox
• Perdita Hunt – Watts Gallery
• Robyn Dunwoodie – Miller Brands
• Sarah Giles – Projectfive
For further information on the full top 50 list click here.
Congratulations to everyone and thanks to all who nominated and voted – we’re hoping for 100 ladies next year!