Women of the Year Lunch & Assembly


I was the Chairman of Women of the Year Lunch and Assembly for five years. In 2005 it had its 50th anniversary and was started by the great Lady Lothian, a woman of vision, in the days when women’s voices were never heard. She was my mentor and together we broke through many glass ceilings. Lady Lothian touched many hearts and her legacy will live on forever.

Being Chairman meant that each year I had to entertain five hundred of the top women in the country, as well as Queens, Prime Ministers, politicians, top business women, singers, movie and television stars. It was hard work but I learnt so much about teamwork, commitment, empathy and perseverance - all the qualities you need to make a difference!

Lady Lothian 1923 - 2007