NatWest WISE100 2022: Top women in social enterprise revealed

The annual NatWest WISE100 recognises the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business. Who's on this year's list?

The UK’s top 100 women in social enterprise and impact investment have been revealed today.

Produced annually by Pioneers Post in partnership with NatWest Social & Community Capital, the WISE100 (Women in Social Enterprise 100) recognises the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business.

First announced in October 2017, this is the fifth edition of the WISE100 List, which can be explored below.

Megan Virrels, CEO of NatWest Social & Community Capital, said: “We are so pleased to welcome our 2022 cohort of WISE100 Women and to congratulate them on their place in this year's list. Against the pandemic backdrop of the past two years, nominations have remained strong, with exceptional times also generating many stories of exceptional leadership. We are looking forward to sharing some of these stories and experiences at our special event in London on 18 March, when we will also be revealing the winners of our four WISE100 Awards.”

The WISE100 celebration on 18 March will be a daytime event running from 11.30am to 3pm, including time for networking, a panel discussion and the awards announcements. Book here to secure your free place (tickets numbers are restricted but still available).

Next week, Pioneers Post will reveal the finalists in each of the four awards categories: Social Business Leader, Star of the Future, Environmental Champion and Social Investment Champion.

 

Announcing the WISE100 List 2022

 

Alessandra Alonso, MD, Women in Travel CIC

 

Alice Moxley, Founder and CEO, Pivot

 

Amanda Horton MastinCEO, ActionFunder (former Semble)

 

Amina Ahmad, Europe Program Manager, Village Capital and Co-Founder, Scoobi

 

Andrine Allen, Founder and Program Director, AA Educates

 

Angela Moohan, CEO, The Larder

 

Anna Hunter, Chief Operations Officer, PBS4

 

Anna Ware, Director of Strategy and Engagement, Clear Voice Interpreting Services

 

Anne Bailey, CEO and co-founder, Form the Future CIC

 

Avye Couloute, Social Entrepreneur, Maker, Coder, Workshop Leader, Female Tech Advocate, Founder, Girls into Coding

 

Bayo Adelaja, Chief Do-er, Do It Now Now

 

Beatrice Guessie, Founder, LITD CIC

 

Beth Pilgrim, CEO, Supply Change

 

Candice Hampson, CEO, Kiteline Health

 

Caragh Bennet, Co-founder and CEO, The Zena Brand

 

Caroline McKenna, CEO and Founder, Social Good Connect

 

Catherine Jones, Social Enterprise Director, Grassmarket Community and Coffee Saints

 

Catherine Manning, Operations Director, Social Value UK

 

Charlie Blair, Founder and CEO, The Blair Academy

 

Charlotte Miller, Director and Founder, Intergenerational Music Making CIC

 

Charlotte Newman, CEO, Carefree

 

Claire Buckle, Director and Founder, Ability Consultancy NW Ltd

 

Collette Williams, People and Culture Director, FRC Group

 

Dee Murray, CEO and Founder, Menopause Experts

 

Devi Clark, Managing Director, Impact Hub Kings Cross

 

Dominique Unsworth, CEO, Producer and Trainer, Resource Productions

 

Dr Susan Aktemel, Founder and Executive Director, Homes for Good

 

Elaine Brown, CEO, Edinburgh Remakery

 

Emma Baines, CEO, Find Your Voice CIC

 

Emma Lange, Programmes Director, Impact Hub King's Cross

 

Emma Lower, CEO, Lendology CIC

 

Emma Steele, Investment Director, Fair By Design Fund

 

Erika Brodnock, Co-founder and Research Director, Extend Ventures

 

Erika Rushton, Creative Economist, Kindred

 

Esme Verity, Founder, Considered Capital

 

Esther Foreman, Founder and CEO, The Social Change Agency

 

Eve Wagg, Founder and CEO, Well Grounded CIC

 

Fiona Jeffrey OBE, Founder, Just a Drop

 

Gabriela Matouskova, CEO, Hope 4 The Community CIC

 

Gemma Bukel, Executive Director Strategy and Innovation, P3 Charity

 

Gill Coupland, Co-director, Social Business Brokers CIC and Zero Waste Leeds

 

Isabel Mack, Founder, Party Kit Network CIC

 

Isobelle Ford, Co-founder / Community Manager, Anqa Collective / TERN

 

Jacqueline Hollows, Founder, Beyond Recovery CIC

 

Jane Binnion, MD, The Growing Club CIC

 

Jo Summers, CEO, P3 Charity

 

Jo-Anne Shellum, Founding Trustee and CEO, Noah's Star

 

Joanne Hay, Portfolio Director and Deputy CEO, Social Business Trust

 

Joy Foster, Founder and CEO, TechPixies

 

Julie Hawker & Kate DoodsonJoint CEOs, Cosmic     

 

June O'SullivanCEO, London Early Years Foundation

 

Karen NgInvestment DirectorBig Society Capital

 

Kariba AmachreeCEOPragmatic Healthcare Services

 

Karis GillDirectorSocial Stories Club 

 

Kate Smith & Laura WalkerJoint CEOsMemory Matters South West CIC

 

Kate StewartCEO and Co-Founder, We Make Places CIC

 

Kim RihalCo-Founder and Head of PartnershipsEqual Education

 

Kirsty ThomsonFounder & CEOCircle Scotland CIC

 

Laura HamiltonOwner & InstructorJust Dive In CIC

 

Laura NorthCEO and FounderWe Speak

 

Laura RanaFounderKhushi Kantha (Happy Blanket) Community Interest Company

 

Lisa AshfordCEOEthex and Energise Africa

 

LJ WinterburnCEOValley House

 

Louisa ZianeChief Operating OfficerToast Ale

 

Lucy ByrneManaging Directordot-art

 

Lucy Findlay MBEManaging DirectorSocial Enterprise Mark CIC

 

Maaha SuleimanCEOCare Matched

 

Maeve MonaghanCEONow Group (NI)

 

Mary DeBoosTrusteeRingwood Actions for Climate Emergency

 

Mathu JeyaloganathanHead of InvestmentUnLtd

 

Michelle JohnFounding Director, PEGS

 

Myrna AtallaExecutive DirectorAlfanar

 

Nadia LaabsCo-Founder & COOSafetyNet Technologies

 

Naomi MunroeCo-FounderScoobi

 

Naomi Watkins-LigudzinskaCEONW Counselling Hub CIC

 

Nat MadyFounder/DirectorHackney Herbal CIC

 

Natasha Eeles, FounderBold Voices

 

Nickala TorkingtonManaging DirectorFlourish Together CIC

 

Patricia AlexanderManaging DirectorShared Interest Society

 

Pollyanna ChapmanCEOHighlands and Islands Social Enterprise Zone, trading as Impact Hub Inverness

 

Rachel MussonFounding DirectorThoughtBox Education

 

Rebecca DeeganFounderI Have A Voice CIC

 

Rebecca WhiteCEOYour Own Place CIC

 

Renata Graver, Contracts Director (London)Shaw Trust

 

Rosie GindayManaging DirectorMiss Macaroon

 

Ruth RogersCEO & Founder, The Canvas

 

Samantha BamertFounder and CEOAsk Inclusive Finance (Askif)

 

Sarah JordanFounder & CEOY.O.U Underwear

 

Saskia BruystenCEO & Co-FounderYunus Social Business

 

Sharon GormanFinance Director and Head of PeopleResonance

 

Shelby JamesPartnership CoordinatorClear Voice Interpreting Services

 

Sophie KennedyJoint-CEOEQ Investors

 

Stacey-Jade MasonFounder and DirectorCreative Optimistic Visions (COV)

 

Susanna WenCo-founder and Designer, Birdsong London

 

Susannah McClintockInvestment DirectorClean Growth Fund

 

Tina ChenFounder/Chief Tea OfficerHumaniTea

 

Tracey SmithOperations DirectorGTS Solutions CIC

 

Veronica Bamford-DeaneManaging DirectorWork for Good

 

Vicki RoskamsEngagement Manager/DirectorEnbarr Foundation CIC

 

Victoria Elizabeth TurnbullFounder/ManagerMic Media

 

Yvonne Farquharson, Founder and Managing DirectorBreathe Arts Health Research 

 

Zoe PortlockCo-founder & Business Development LeadBikeworks CIC

 

Explore more stories and interviews with leading women in social enterprise in our WISE collection.

 

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