I am overjoyed to announce that I won the Forward Ladies Rising Star Award for London + the South!
The award "recognises + celebrates the next generation of inspirational female professionals in any sector". I spent a year leading the KCL Women in STEM society committee, alongside my research + other research activities (such as MatBio), and I can honestly say it was the toughest yet most rewarding year of my life. I learnt so much about people, myself, leadership, communication + time-management. As well as the events I organised or contributed to, the many lessons I learnt, all the doors that were opened for me + the life-long friends I made along the way, the blessing of achieving this award is so rewarding, and makes all of the long hours, weekends + difficult moments even more worthwhile.
It was an honour to be shortlisted alongside such incredible + experienced women, and no one was more surprised + happy than I to be put in to the same category as them. I would therefore like to congratulate them, thank them for their support + wish them the very best in all of their endeavours.
Jennifer Stevens, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, Senior Learning & Development Manager;
Louise Mackin, Roper Rhodes Ltd, Head of HR;
Maria Ursu, Vodafone Group Services Limited, HR Business Partner;
Farzana Faz, Saracens Solicitors, Consultant Family Solicitor.
If you saw my previous post about being shortlisted, you would know that I had a trip abroad planned long before I found out I was nominated. Unfortunately, I was unable to change my ticket + missed out on the awards ceremony. I missed out on meeting my peers and other members of the community, but everything happens for a reason + I cannot wait to meet everyone at the next event!
Finally, I would like to extend my thanks to the esteemed judging panel. It is incredibly motivating to have the respect of such successful people.