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Women in Defence UK Awards 2022

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

#WIDAWARDS2022

Congratulations to all shortlisted nominees. We look forward to celebrating your achievements at the Shortlisting Ceremony on the 18th October 2022. 

2022 Shortlisted Nominees 

Inspirational Award

Partner - Lockheed Martin

Gemma Dixon - BAE Systems AIR

Jackie Duncan - Mace

Sgt Laura Rowberry - RAF

Lt Melissa Ilic - Army

Capt Morven Sayer - Army

Major Natalie Butler - Army

Capt Preet Chandi - Army

Salli Shapcott - Serco

Outstanding Contribution Award

Partner - BAE Systems

Fiona Clark - Leonardo UK Ltd

Major Frances (Fran) Keating - Army

Helena Burman - MOD

Capt Joanne Ellett - Army

Julie Morris - MOD

Kate  - MI5

CPO Miriam Charlton - Royal Navy

Tpr Sally Faulkner -Army

Most Collaborative Award

Partner - KBR 

Lt Cdr Annabel Roberts - Royal Navy

Bets Ciocca - DE&S

Cat Wright - Amey

Gail Thorne - DE&S

Dr Kate Gill - Dstl

Megan  - MI5

Rachel Solomons - MOD / RAF

WO2 Yvonne Angus - Army

Resolute Spirit Award

Partner - Royal Navy

Amanda Struby - MOD

Lt Cdr Amy Glover - Royal Navy

Azaria Coupe - QinetiQ

Bethany Colburn - Leonardo UK Ltd

Lt Cdr Elizabeth Ashley - Royal Navy

Nicky Tabram - QinetiQ

Tina Walton - Northrop Grumman

Equality of Opportunity Award

Partner - ATOS

Wg Cdr Amanda Middleton - RAF

Caroline Paige - Fighting with Pride

Gender Network Executive  - MI5

Flt Lt Jess Sharman - RAF

Jo Jarman - MOD / Submarine Delivery Agency

Sgt Lucy Chappell - Royal Marines

Matt Young - Mott MacDonald

The Milspo Business Network

Emerging Talent Award

Partner - Army

Charlotte Herbert - Boeing Defence UK

Airtpr Elleesa Darling - Army

Hannah Boyce - Thales

LCpl Jessica Allely - Army

Laura Martin - Airbus

Poppy Brooks - PA Consulting

Lt Zoe Spicer - Army

Cadet WO Zoe Webb - RAF

Unsung Heroines Award

Partner - DELL Technologies

Angie - MI5

Claire Newman - Defence Geographic Centre

Diane Sexton - MOD / Army

Donna - MI5

Hayley Smith - MOD / RAF

Katie Nelson - PA Consulting

Sgt Laura Foster - RAF

Mo Bingham - DE&S

Innovation and Creativity Award

Partner - QinetiQ

Dr Alison Hawks - Common Mission Project

Cdr Caroline Dix - Royal Navy

AB Jessica Cornell - Royal Navy

Dr Rachael Hazael - Cranfield University

Chf Tech Tina Evans - RAF

Victoria Cox - Dstl

Sqn Ldr Victoria MacBrayne - RAF

STEM in Defence Award

Partner - 

Northrop Grumman

Alice Roizer - L3Harris

Amanda Price - Serco

Elcin Ada Sayin - Radius UK LTD

Paige Pearson - Dstl

Raytheon UK's STEM Ambassadors - Raytheon UK

Sarah Bailey - Leonardo

The STAAR Programme - RAF Museum

Inclusive Teamwork Award

Partner -  Royal Air Force

BAE Systems Business Winning - BAE Systems

Dstl Trials Diversity and Inclusion Team - Dstl

ETS N Critical Behaviours Team - Army

Gender Network - MI5

HMS ARTFUL - Royal Navy

RAF Executive Committee Shadow Board - RAF

The RAF Gender Network - RAF

Awards Timeline

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Award Categories 

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Inspirational

Award

Partner - Lockheed Martin

This award is to recognise where an individual has demonstrated having inspired or positively influenced the choices of other colleagues.

This category is open to individual women only. This is any individual who uses the pronouns she/her.

Read the full criteria.

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Outstanding Contribution Award

Partner - BAE Systems

This award is to recognise an outstanding contribution to their organisation where the nominee has exceeded expectations.

This category is open to individual women only.  This is any individual who uses the pronouns she/her. 

Read the full criteria.

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This award is to recognise where an individual has demonstrated that creating a collaborative working arrangement within their organisation or with another organisation has created a positive impact.

 

This award is open to individual women only.  This is any individual who uses the pronouns she/her.  

Read the full criteria.

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Most Collaborative Award
Partner - KBR

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Equality of Opportunity Award
Partner - Atos

This award is to recognise where an individual, team or organisation has worked to create an environment where there is equality of opportunity for all individuals.

 

This award is open to all individuals, teams and organisations.  

Read the full criteria.

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Unsung Heroines Award
Partner - Dell

This award is to celebrate those women who, on an enduring basis, have improved the ‘lot' or morale of people in defence, essential to an organisation's output but never seeking recognition for what they do.

This category is open to individual women only. This is an individual who uses the pronouns she/her.

Read the full criteria.

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This award is to recognise an individual or team for promoting and supporting activities for young women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

This award is open to all individuals as well as teams. 

Read the full criteria.

STEM in Defence Award
Partner - Northrop Grumman

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Resolute Spirit Award
Partner - Royal Navy

This award is to recognise individual women who have the steadfast spirit to persevere whilst overcoming real adversity.  

This award is open to individual women only.  This is any individual who uses the pronouns she/her.  

Read the full criteria.

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Emerging Talent Award
Partner - Army

This award is to recognise early career professionals (including apprentices and graduates) demonstrating high performance, who are within their first five years of work following the end of formal training or schemes.   

This award is open to individual women only. This is an individual who uses the pronouns she/her. 

   

Read the full criteria.

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Innovation and Creativity Award
Partner - QinetiQ

This award is to celebrate those women who have used imagination, creativity, inventiveness or ingenuity in an innovative manner that has multiplied the effect of the UK defence mission.

This category is open to individual women only. This is an individual who uses the pronouns she/her.

Read the full criteria.

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Inclusive Teamwork Award
Partner - Royal Air Force 

This award is to recognise where a team has demonstrated inclusive working, and where all team members have had a voice and been able to contribute, leading to a successful outcome with a tangible positive impact for the organisation.

This category is open to teams only.

Read the full criteria.

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