Women in Defence UK Awards 2017

Many congratulations to every one of our finalists

at the 2017 Awards. The winners of each of the categories

are announced below!


Woman of the Year

Sponsored by PA Consulting

Squadron Leader Alison McLean

Royal Air Force

Emerging Talent Award

Sponsored by the Army

Surgeon Lieutenant

Commander Philippa Bennett

Royal Navy



Isobel Norville


Flight Lieutenant

Sarah Bannon

Royal Air Force

Inclusive Teamwork Award

Sponsored by the Royal Air Force

17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC



Cost Engineering Team,

Project Controls


Defence Intelligence Gender Equality Group

Joint Forces Command

Inspirational Award

Sponsored by the Thales

Squadron Leader

Alison McLean

Royal Air Force



Clare Phillips




Nics Wetherill


Most Collaborative Award

Sponsored by the Aspire Defence

Lance Corporal Sheona MacMillan Army and 

Flight Lieutenant Shona Blainey Royal Air Force


Professor Joann Prior


Oustanding Contribution Award

Sponsored by the BAE Systems

Rachel Fricker

MOD Civil Service

Navy Command



Charley Tysler

Royal Navy


Lieutenant Colonel

Sarah Pringle-Smith


Promotion of Gender Balance Award

Sponsored by the ATOS

Jenni Henderson



Lieutenant Commander

Helen Wright

Royal Navy

Liz Benison


Special Award

Sponsored by the DXC Technology

Doctor Sam Healy



Lieutenant Commander RNR

Roxane Heaton

Royal Navy

Sub Lieutenant (SCC)

Natalie Davies

Royal Navy

STEM in Defence Award

Sponsored by the Northrop Grumman

Wing Commander

Glynis Dean

Royal Air Force


Schools Roadshow Team

BAE Systems/RAF/Royal Navy/Mark Greenop and Associates


Women in STEM Committee

Lockheed Martin UK

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