First Women Awards: The Result
Karen beat off strong competition from thousands of pioneering women to be shortlisted for the First Women Awards.
Organisers said “This year’s candidates were probably the strongest overall set in the awards’ history” and congratulated Karen on her “outstanding and inspirational achievements.”
Karen was one of 5 cherry-picked from all over the country to be a finalist in the ‘Puplic Service’ award category. At the glittering ceremony, held at the London Marriott Hotel on Thursday, June 12, Karen said she was delighted to see the Assistant Commissioner from the London Fire Brigade, Danielle Cotton, crowned the winner.
She said: “To be honest I felt really privileged just to be recognized alongside these incredible women. I predicted (with Twitter as my proof!) that Danielle would win and I couldn’t be happier for her. She is such a strong and courageous lady!”
Karen is now looking forward to staying in touch with some of the country’s leading business women from the event and working with the First Women programme in the future.