Scotswoman of
the Year Awards

The Glasgow Times’ Scotswoman of the Year in association with St. Enoch Centre is a unique celebration of the accomplishments of woman across Scotland.

We were once again delighted to show our support to the unsung women who make the world a better place and the search is on as we look to recognise the 2020 Scotswoman and Young Scotswoman of the Year.

The 2020 event has now taking place, thank you to our nominees, winners, and partner St Enoch Centre.

To view the event please click here https://fb.watch/5aLvwpHu4w/

Scotswoman of the Year Awards

The Glasgow Times’ Scotswoman of the Year in association with St. Enoch Centre is a unique celebration of the accomplishments of woman across Scotland.

We were once again delighted to show our support to the unsung women who make the world a better place and the search is on as we look to recognise the 2020 Scotswoman and Young Scotswoman of the Year.

The 2020 event has now taking place, thank you to our nominees, winners, and partner St Enoch Centre.

To view the event please click here https://fb.watch/5aLvwpHu4w/

Nominations for the 2021 event open in November, for more details on the event please contact, Nina Holmes – Nina.Holmes@localiq.co.uk

Event

This year’s Glasgow Times Scotswoman of the Year Awards in association with St Enoch Centre was broadcast from the Glasgow Times Facebook Page on Thursday, April 29 at 7.00pm. This broadcast is still available to watch on the Facebook Page.

Title Partner

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St. Enoch Centre is a leading Scottish retail destination located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre.

St. Enoch has more than 90 retailers under one roof including an unrivalled selection of leading department stores, exclusive brands and Scotland’s largest food court. The centre is popular amongst shoppers of all ages and features a number of great brands, including Hotel Chocolat, H&M, Disney Store and Hamleys.

Following the completion of a £40 million redevelopment, 2021 will see the opening of over 130,000 sq ft of new retail and leisure space, including a nine-screen VUE cinema, a new TJ Hughes department store and Scotland’s first Boom Battle Bar.

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

Association with the Glasgow Times’ Scotswoman of the Year Awards in association with St. Enoch Centre will:

* Position your company as a leading organisation supporting Scottish women
* Offer your organisation flexible, long term tactical media activity
* Increase your audience reach by 4 x plus physical attendance

Sponsorship of this exclusive opportunity is available, to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Nina Holmes, Senior Events Manager, Nina.Holmes@localiq.co.uk

Click here to download a list of previous finalists and winners.

Finalists

Scotswoman of the Year

EUNICE OLUMIDE

Eunice shot to fame as Scotland’s first black supermodel, appearing on the catwalks for the likes of Christopher Kane, Henry Holland and Harris Tweed, but she is also well known and respected as an activist and author. She has fundraised for charities such as Children’s Hospice Scotland, the Well Foundation and the Columbus Hospice and was awarded an MBE in 2017.  Eunice has spoken out in support of Black Lives Matter and recently successfully petitioned the Scottish Parliament in a bid to have Afro-Scottish history taught in schools.

NHS SCOTLAND FOR THE LOVE OF SCRUBS

The four women behind this appeal to provide scrubs to frontline workers during the pandemic raised more than £10,000 in the first 48 hours and enlisted more than 1200 volunteers across the country. At one point 9000 people were signed up to their Facebook page. Spearheaded by mother and daughter Maja and Mirka Jankowska and Claire Boyle and Holly Baxter-Weir, it was a mammoth nationwide push to support those putting their own lives at risk every day on the frontline against Covid.

MONICA LENNON

Monica proposed and promoted The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021 in the Scottish Parliament, the world’s first legislation to make sanitary products free to those in need. The Bill was supported by all parties, Monica has served as an MSP for the Central Scotland region since 2016. She is Scottish Labour Spokesperson for Health and Sport.

LINDA BAMFORD

Linda, who is chairperson of Disability Equality Scotland, was a frontline nurse and paramedic who had to give up her job because of a spinal cord injury. She turned her attention to disability campaigning and was responsible for the widespread adoption of the ‘walking, wheeling and cycling’ transport policy, ensuring wheelchair users were considered during pedestrian area designs across Scotland. She is the recipient of two Queen’s medals – one for ‘Long Service and Good Conduct – Emergency Services’ to the NHS and the second for ‘Dedication to the NHS’.

JILL BELCH

Jill’s campaign Masks for Scotland raised more than £430,000 and delivered more than 1 million pieces of PPE around the country in six months. The Professor of Vascular Medicine coordinated a mammoth volunteer logistics effort and social media campaign enlisting support of general public and celebrities alike. In her day job, Professor Belch is renowned for having developed effective treatments for vascular disease while establishing Dundee as a leading research centre in the field.

PROFESSOR DEVI SRIDHAR

Devi Sridhar is one of the world’s most inspirational global health experts, and for the past year she has been an expert adviser on Scottish and UK governmental committees, helping people across Scotland understand Covid and its effect on their day to day lives. Through her approachable and knowledgeable public health messaging, she has raised awareness of how the pandemic has exposed deep inequalities in society. She was the US’s youngest Rhodes Scholar, aged 18, and became Professor of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh when she was 30. She is respected by fellow academics and the wider public alike.

Young Scotswoman of the Year

KATIE PAKE, 12, GLENROTHES

Schoolgirl and champion swimmer Katie Pake has raised thousands of pounds for children’s cancer charities. She had a type of bone cancer, which led to the amputation of her leg when she was nine. Since then, she has made it her mission to increase awareness of childhood cancer to help others. Katie takes off her prosthetic leg to swim and has won gold medals at the junior and senior Scottish Disability Sport National Swimming Championships. As well as training four times a week in the pool, she plays football and is a wheelchair racer.

JULIANA SWEENEY-BAIRD, 17, BEARSDEN

Juliana is losing her sight due to a rare genetic condition, but she continues to triumph in ice skating, training five times a week. She is ranked first in the world for inclusive skating and is a current British junior champion. Juliana is an ambassador for Inclusive Skating – a world-recognised charity that promotes the sport for young people with physical and learning disabilities.

AMANDA AMAESHI, 16, DUNFERMLINE

Award-winning writer Amanda raises awareness of issues such as the lack of women in STEM and the harms of fast fashion. She is a member of the Girlguiding Advocate Panel, a panel of 18 young women in the UK aged 14-25 who speak out on issues that matter to girls and young women across the country. She is also a spokesperson for Girlguiding Scotland and a member of the YSHealth Panel, a youth-led panel who focus on health and wellbeing issues concerning young people in Scotland.

LUSIA STEELE, 20, ERSKINE

Cyclist Lusia Steele took the silver medal in her first European Championships. She started cycling with the Johnstone Jets, a community club set up by her dad. Hooked on the sport since childhood, Lusia worked hard through through Scottish Cycling programmes, and started making a name for herself at the junior world and Euro championships. She is now on course to represent Britain at the Olympics in 2024.

ROSEANNA CAMPBELL, 21, EDINBURGH

Roseanna, who was in care throughout her teens and became homeless at the age of 16, has become a champion volunteer at 6VT Edinburgh City Youth Café. Roseanna has been a youth board member for four years, was elected as President and has recently been selected as 6VT’s Youth Ambassador, which has enabled her to attend many events supporting young people across the city.

2020 Scotswoman of the Year

JILL BELCH

Jill’s campaign Masks for Scotland raised more than £430,000 and delivered more than 1 million pieces of PPE around the country in six months. The Professor of Vascular Medicine coordinated a mammoth volunteer logistics effort and social media campaign enlisting support of general public and celebrities alike. In her day job, Professor Belch is renowned for having developed effective treatments for vascular disease while establishing Dundee as a leading research centre in the field.

2020 Young Scotswoman of the Year

AMANDA AMAESHI, 16, DUNFERMLINE

Award-winning writer Amanda raises awareness of issues such as the lack of women in STEM and the harms of fast fashion. She is a member of the Girlguiding Advocate Panel, a panel of 18 young women in the UK aged 14-25 who speak out on issues that matter to girls and young women across the country. She is also a spokesperson for Girlguiding Scotland and a member of the YSHealth Panel, a youth-led panel who focus on health and wellbeing issues concerning young people in Scotland.

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If you have any questions or need more information on the awards, please contact Nina Holmes, Senior Events Manager, on 0141 302 6036 or Nina.Holmes@localiq.co.uk.

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