Red Magazine celebrates working women with gong show

Red magazine has announced its shortlist for the Red’s Hot Women Awards 2011 which take place on Wednesday 23rd November and is hosted by BBC 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne. Nominations include Alex Crawford of Sky News, TV presenter and retail expert Mary Portas and Abi Morgan creator and writer of BBC drama The Hour.

Awards categories include; Blogger, Community / Charity, Creative, Ethical / Eco, Fashion, The Rose Gray Food Pioneer, Internet, Media, Pioneer, Returner, Start Up, Woman to Watch and the new Celebrity Woman of the Year category – the winner of which will be announced on the day.

The awards, which will be at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and the magazine say are to honour British women who have shown impressive talent, success and imagination in their fields of work.

Celebrating the inspiring achievements of today’s British working women across a range of professions, nominees for this year’s awards include; creative director and designer of ‘that’ wedding dress, Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington OBE, author and Conservative MP Louise Mensch and CEO of Burberry, Angela Ahrendts.

The judging panel, (pictured below right,) for this year’s awards include some of the most inspiring professional women in Britain including; Sam Baker, Editor-in-Chief, Red magazine, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, Partner, DLA Piper, Gillian Tett, US managing editor, Financial Times, Lorna Clarke, Network Sam Baker, Editor-in-Chief, Red magazine, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, Partner, DLA Piper, Gillian Tett, US managing editor, Financial Times, Lorna Clarke, Network Manager Radio 2 & 6, Karren Brady, Vice-Chairman, West Ham Utd FC and Sarah Brown.Manager Radio 2 & 6, Karren Brady, Vice-Chairman, West Ham Utd FC, Sarah Brown, Charity Campaigner,Karen Mattison MBE, Director, Women Like Us, Anya Hindmarch MBE and Kirsty Dale, Public Relations Director, Coty Prestige UK.

Sam Baker, Editor-in-Chief of Red, comments; “I am thrilled to announce the shortlist for this year’s Red’s Hot Women Awards. It’s hard to believe we are already in our third year and the level of talent is more impressive than ever. We are looking forward to announcing the winners and hope to inspire women across the country with the results.”

The Red Hot Women Awards Full Shortlist:

Karen Blackett, 39, CEO, MediaCom
Alex Crawford, 49, Sky News special correspondent
Rosie Garthwaite, 31, Al Jazeera news reporter
Laura Kuenssberg, 35, business editor, ITV
Caitlin Moran, 36, Times columnist and author
Lisa Thomas, 44, group CEO, M&C Saatchi UK Group

Dr Ana Armstrong, 39, founding partner, Armstrong Investment Managers
Julie Deane and Freda Thomas, 44 and 73, Cambridge Satchel Company
Liz Houghton, 46, founder, Mint Velvet
Caroline Redman Lusher, 36, founder, Rock Choir
Marina Nichols, 45, founder, Formula Fun Entertainment
Isabelle Palmer, 31, founder, The Balcony Gardener
Mandy Sutcliffe, 38, founder, Belle & Boo
Claire Watt-Smith, 27, founder, BoBelle

Rose Gray Food Pioneer
Camilla Barnard, 40, co-founder, Rude Health cereals
April Bloomfield, 37, co-owner and head chef at The Spotted Pig, New York
Skye Gyngell, 47, head chef, Petersham Nurseries Café
Henrietta Lovell, 40, founder of The Rare Tea Company
Jane Mason, 40, founder, Virtuous Bread
Kitty Travers, 34, founder, La Grotta Ices

Angela Ahrendts, 50, chief executive officer, Burberry
Sarah Burton, 36, creative director, Alexander McQueen
Caren Downie, 50, buying director, Asos
Tamara Mellon, 44, co-founder and CEO, Jimmy Choo
Mary Portas, 51, TV presenter and retail guru

Ethical / Eco
Vivien Johnston, 34, founder of ethical jewellery label, Fifi Bijoux
Harriet Lamb, 50, executive director, Fairtrade Foundation
Lucy Shea, 33, CEO, Futerra
Lucy Siegle, 37, ethical columnist for The Observer and writer on environmental issues
Lyndsey Young, 43, creator of Count On It food labels and eco brand Queen of Easy Green

Es Devlin, 40, stage designer for the Olympics
Sonia Friedman, 45, theatre producer
Kelly Marcel, 35, screenwriter
Rachel Millward, 35, creative director, Birds Eye View Film Festival
Abi Morgan, 43, writer/creator, The Hour
Tea Obreht, 25, author, youngest person to win the Orange prize
Amanda Sharp, 42, co-founder of Frieze

Community / Charity

Helen Allen, 32, founder of PEPAIDS (Peer Education Programme Against Aids)
Kate Parish, 40, former head of programmes for the UK Youth Parliament and founder of Pupil Voice and Participation England
Laura Lee, 43, CEO of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres
Jane Mason, 40, founder, Virtuous Bread
Karyn McCluskey, 46, Glasgow policewoman tackling gang violence
Davinia Turrell, 30, July 7th survivor, who has raised £100,000 for Chelsea and Westminster burns unit
Kirsty Williams, 39, leader of Welsh Liberal Democrats

Jane Cunningham, 46, British Beauty Blogger,
Catherine Hanly, 42, Hot Dinner,
Emily Johnston, 31, Fashion Foie Gras,
Betty Herbert, 33, The 52 seductions,
Tatiana Mercer, 27, Bar Chick,
Niamh Shields, 36, Eat Like a Girl,
Becky Wiggins, 41, English Mum,
Sasha Wilkins, 37, Liberty London Girl,

Women to Watch

Rebecca Adlington OBE, 22, Swimmer
Samata Angel, 28, fashion designer/entrepreneur
Emma Barnett, 26, digital media editor, The Daily Telegraph
Romola Garai, 29, actress
Ellie Gellard, 23, political activist
Ella Hickson, 26, playwright
Summer Hurwitz, 29, Olympics producer, BBC London
Dr Manrina Rhode, 32, cosmetic dentist
Barbara Soetan, 24, social campaigner

Emma Barnett, 26, digital media editor, The Daily Telegraph
Kate Burns, 40, senior vice president, sales and operations, AOL Europe
Sarah Curran, 38, founder and CEO,
Jessica Deluca Moore and Alexia Inge, 36 and 34, founder,
Belinda Parmar, 37, founder,
Stephanie Phair, 32, director,


Dr Sarah Blagden, 42, consultant oncologist at Imperial College, London
Cary Marsh, 39, CEO and founder,
Louise Mensch, 40, author and conservative MP
Helena Morrissey, 45, founder, 30% club
Mary Portas, 51, TV Presenter and retail guru
Paula Radcliffe, 37, long-distance runner and current women’s marathon world record holder
Sarah West, 40, naval commander
Martine Wright, 39, July 7th survivor, Paralympic hopeful

Cherry Canovan, 39, physicist
Julie Deane and Freda Thomas, 44 and 73, Cambridge Satchel Company
Rosamund Lupton, 44, author
Cary Marsh, 39, CEO and founder,
Naomi Simmons, 48, children’s English language writer, language-course developer
Tracey Stephenson, 47, founder, Staying Cool

The Red Magazine awards are in association with euphoria Calvin Klein.