Inspiring the next generation: Women in Westminster 100 is back!
Vicky Ford MP and Victoria Prentis MP read the inaugural Women in Westminster: The 100 in Parliament | Credit: Tom Hampson
After last year’s hugely successful inaugural list, The House magazine’s Women in Westminster: The 100 is back; once again celebrating the outstanding achievements of women in public life, by recognising one hundred women who have inspired in their sector in the world of Westminster.
I am pleased to announce that the 2021 Women in Westminster: The 100 premieres today.
There are more inspirational and talented women from across politics and public service than ever before; from parliamentarians, to journalists, civil servants, and activists. We were delighted to welcome three new Patrons to the campaign, Laura Kuenssberg, Anne Alexander and Caroline Nokes, who joined us in the unenviable task of narrowing down a very long list to The 100.
Last year, we were struck by the number of women rising up the ranks across Westminster, so this year, alongside The 100 we have a new section of the list, fifteen Ones to Watch.
The Ones to Watch are individuals that our patrons have identified as women who will be future figureheads within Westminster, whether they have achieved a scoop in investigative journalism, championed a change in law, or positioned themselves as a force to be reckoned with.
I would like to thank the other patrons of the campaign, Rupert McNeil, Emily Wallace, Anne Alexander, Caroline Nokes, and Laura Kuenssberg for their continued support.
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 have been at forefront of this country during the pandemic.
I hope this list will inspire the next generation of women to begin their journey, and those at the start to continue the work they are doing, and that we see many of them featured on The 100 in years to come.
I look forward to next year we will hopefully all be able to celebrate together in person, with Covid-19 a distant memory. Whilst we may not all be together this year; it will be no less important recognising the remarkable work each and every one of the women on this list has achieved over the last year.
You can see this year’s Women in Westminster: The 100 list here
LISTEN to the Women in Westminster Podcast with Caroline Nokes MP, Charlotte Nichols MP, and Fiona Cannon OBE here.
Women in Westminster: The 100 is kindly supported by Lloyds Banking Group.