Top 100 list recognising best in west
THIS year’s 100 West Women of the Year will be celebrated at a special ceremony later this month.
Honouring the inspiring women from across Bristol, Bath, Somerset and Gloucestershire who are creating a positive impact in the community they live and work in, the evening will also hand out awards in a variety of categories
This week we showcase the final selection of profiles of our final
A Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of her work within the charity and civil society sectors.
She has had an impact on thousands of individuals and charities in Bristol she is director of Community Purpose CIC, an organisation that helps disadvantaged children.
The co-founder of Stroud firm Doddl with sister Rosie Phelpsgoggin, they came up with the idea to create a cutlery product that allows children to eat independently and safely.
The idea came after the birth of her twins, and has revolutionised the way children can eat.
Working tirelessly to remove the stigma of Down’s syndrome Caroline, from Bath, raises awareness to shift attitudes.
Her book The Label has been turned into a musical and she helps organise events for individuals with learning disabilities to get out and enjoy everything that we all take for granted.
Involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics activities, she acted as a mentor in the Airbus Flying Challenge supporting underprivileged 13-14 year olds in extracurricular STEM activities.
The author and journalist from Bath has written six novels, nearly 30 children’s books and a whole range of articles.
The powerhouse behind volunteer initiative Cheltenham Connect which gives free support and advice to small businesses.
Many small businesses in Cheltenham cite her as an influence and inspiration for their business.
Baroness Rennie Fritchie
Focusing on creating an equal society based on merit and helping women to progress through the ranks, Baronessfritchie works tirelessly for an egalitarian structure.
She is an ambassador for Gloucestershire First and Winston’s Wish, the grief support charity for children.
For more than 20 years she has campaigned to combat racism and other forms of hate crime through her work with the Bristol Race Forum.
Starting her Leafy Tea Company in 2016 while studying at school, her mainly online business has received widespread recognition.
She sells packaged tea imported from India and the Far East at farmers’ markets, fetes and the shop in her home village of Hinton Charterhouse in Somerset.
World Cup-winning Somerset cricketer has inspired many women to take up the sport during a successful career.
An international since 2008, she became the first woman to appear on the cover of Wisden Almanack. Anne O’donnell
Described as a charismatic and inspirational leader as chief executive for management consultants Procorre in Bristol.
Women make up 60 per cent of the company and are equally represented in management positions as men. Anna Bowes
Co-founder of Savings Champion in Bath which has helped thousands of savers with simple advice to maximise the return on their savings.
She works with leading savings providers to help them improve their processes. Angharad Trueman
The first female managing director for CGT Lettings in 30 years in Gloucestershire, Bristol, Bath and Somerset.
She has generated an extra £200k of income this year through new services
and a business acquisition. Adele Owen
The director of Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers whose purpose is to provide support to asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants. Offering a safe space, activities, refreshments and advice on health advice, the organisation aims to raise awareness to inform people of the issues facing those seeking asylum.
Adele Owen, left, Belinda Wilson and, inset, Avril Marshall