Lisa Snowdon attended the awards ceremony

Lisa Snowdon attended the awards ceremony

Women have once again been celebrated for their presence in the workplace.

Red Magazine's annual Red Hot Women Awards, in association with euphoria Calvin Klein, celebrates the impact that women have in particular industries.
This year has seen impressive female talent in the digital arena, with outgoing AOL Senior VP of Sales & Operations Kate Burns winning the Internet category and blogger Sasha Wilkins, AKA Liberty London Girl, also picking up an award at this year’s prestigious ceremony.
Sam Baker, Red Magazine Editor-in-Chief, said: “It’s fantastic once again to see such inspirational women being recognised for their success in the workplace. The level of talent is higher than ever and I congratulate everyone on their success so far and look forward to seeing what 2012 brings.”

The awards, hosted by Lauren Laverne at the St. Pancras Renaissance hotel, also seen a host of celebrities turn up to support those nominated and awarded, including Lisa Snowdon, Anya Hindmarch MBE, Lousie Redknapp and Jo Whiley.

David Allan, MD Coty Prestige in behalf of Calvin Klein fragrances, adds; “We are thrilled to associate euphoria Calvin Klein, one of our power-house fragrances, with a genuine Award that recognises talented women who really are making a difference. Our congratulations go to them all.”
The Red’s Hot Women Awards winners:

Sasha Wilkins, 37, Liberty London Girl, Libertylondongirl.
For championing blogging as a career of choice and fearlessly turning her passion into a commercial success, inspiring others along the way.

Community / Charity
Karyn McCluskey, 46, co-director, Violence Reduction Unit of Scotland
For spearheading an anti-gang initiative that has achieved impressive results, setting an example for the rest of the UK.

Es Devlin, 40, stage designer for the Olympics
For pushing the boundaries within her industry and helping to position British theatre design as a world-class force to reckoned with.

Ethical / Eco
Harriet Lamb, 50, executive director, Fairtrade Foundation
For making the Fairtrade mark a trusted symbol on our supermarket shelves and putting Britain at the forefront of countries for fighting for Fairtrade.

Angela Ahrendts, 50, chief executive officer, Burberry
For transforming Burberry into one of the most powerful style brands in the world and being one of the few women running a FTSE 100 company.

Kate Burns, 40, outgoing senior vice president, sales and operations, AOL Europe
For being a true pioneer in digital media and advertising, Kate is a role model for women in the digital age.

Alex Crawford, 49, Sky News special correspondent
For being the best in her field, regardless of gender, and silencing the critics who say that a war zone is no place for a woman.

Sarah West, 40, Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy
For smashing a 500-year old glass ceiling and proving that military skill has nothing to do with gender.

Cherry Canovan, 39, physicist
For putting her money where her mouth is and, after complaining about the lack of women in physics, becoming one herself. With a new family and a new career, Cherry encourages other women, and young mums to do the same.
Rose Gray Food Pioneer
April Bloomfield, 37, co-owner and head chef at The Spotted Pig, New York
For introducing the British gastro-pub to the US and creating a mini gastronomic empire in Manhattan.

Julie Deane and Freda Thomas, 44 and 73, Cambridge Satchel Company
For making a success of a home grown business and utilising the best of traditional British craftsmanship to create a product that defies the trend for disposable fashion.

Women to Watch
Barbara Soetan, 24, social campaigner
At a young age, Barbara has displayed a tireless passion to campaign on important social issues, such a youth and gender equality.


Jane Mason, 40, founder, Virtuous Bread
For turning the trend for home-baking into a charitable enterprise that offers people of all backgrounds an opportunity to take control of their finances and work/life balance.

Belinda Parmer, 37, founder,
For creating a business that both engages women with IT and the digital world, but also encourages them and future generations, addressing an important gender gap.

Cary Marsh, 39, CEO and founder,
For making a noise about the under-representation of women in science and putting herself forward as a role model for the next generation.

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