WISE100 Women in Social Enterprise 2024 top 100 revealed – plus 30 ‘Ones to Watch’

The WISE100 recognises the most inspiring and influential women in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business. Find out who is in our Top 100 List, plus – new for this year – our 30 Ones to Watch.

Today we reveal the much anticipated seventh edition of the WISE100 List, produced annually by Pioneers Post in partnership with NatWest Social & Community Capital. 

This carefully selected list brings together the UK’s 100 leading women in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business.

This year, for the first time, we also have our 30 Ones to Watch, a new list of 30 women who didn’t make it on to the Top 100 this year but who we think are doing brilliant work and are women to watch out for in the social enterprise and impact investing space.

From the Top 100 women, winners will be selected across five categories: Social Business Woman, Star of the Future, Social Investment Champion, Environmental Champion, and Equality & Empowerment Champion. The winners will be revealed at the WISE100 awards ceremony which will be held on 7 March at NatWest’s headquarters in central London.

Booking is still open to attend the awards ceremony. You can also watch live via this Zoom link.


The WISE100 List 2024



Sandy AbdelRahman, Skaped

Bayo Adelaja, Do it Now Now

Bayile Adeoti, Dechomai

Dr Zareen Roohi Ahmed, Gift Wellness

May Al-Karooni, Globechain

Katie Alcott, Frank Water

Patricia Alexander, Shared Interest

Ariana Alexander-Sefre, Spoke World

Zareen Ali, Cogs AI

Joanne Marie Anderson, Innervision Consultancy 

Lisa Ashford, Ethex & Energise Africa

Anne Bailey, Form The Future 

Karen Balmer, Groundwork North Wales

Tamara Barton-Campbell, Renaissance Studios

Elizabeth Beall, Finance Earth

Molly Bevan, Impactic Volunteers

Charlie Blair, The Blair Academy

Caroline Boury, The Boury Academy

Canon Dr Gillian Bowen, YMCA London City & North

Prof Dr Miranda K Brawn, The Miranda Brawn Diversity Leadership Foundation

Erika Brodnock, Kinhub

Amanda Bronkhorst, Just One Tree

Elaine Brown, Edinburgh Remakery

Michaela Buck, Mastercall Healthcare

Gemma Bukel, P3

Holly Budge, How Many Elephants

Alisha Chowdhury, Mongo App

Lorraine Copes, Be Inclusive Hospitality

Alison Davies, Selnet

Karen Davies, Purple Shoots Business Lending Limited

Rebecca Deegan, I Have A Voice

Nikki DiGiovanni, Cambridgeshire Community Reuse and Recycling Network

Sian Downes, Strawberry Lemonade Events

Alison Egan, Change Please 

Sol Escobar, Give Your Best

Sarah Faber, Big Issue Invest

Lucy Findlay, Social Enterprise Mark 

Sarah Forster, The Good Economy

Joy Foster, TechPixies

Paula Gamester MBE, The Sewing Rooms and Connector Media

Alicia Gibson, Finance Earth

Maggie Gordon-Walker, Mothers Uncovered

Megan Hale, Team Repair

Stella West Harling MBE, Dartmoor Community Kitchen Hub

Julie Hawker, Cosmic

Verena Hefti, Leaders Plus

Sarah Hopley, Venture Studio from Crisis

Hayley Hulme, Starts With You 

Valentina Hynes, SVH 

Micah Ingram, Orange Bow 

Sarah Jordan, YOU Underwear

Ali Kakande, Carib Eats

Temi Kamson, GT Scholars 

Terri Kearney, Nightstop Communities North-West

Heledd Kendrick, Recruit for Spouses

Lucy Killerby, Talent Spaces

Tiwa King, Beyond a Song 

Becky Lane, Furbnow

Anna Lewis, Stroud District Kids' Stuff 

Eily Livingstone, Paths Through Change 

Emma Lower, Lendology 

Mairi Macaulay, New Start Highland

Angie Madara, Athena FundX

Dr Roselyn Ranti Majekodunmi, Renix Global Innovation

Dr Claire Mann, ChangeXtra 

Kseniia Maslakova, FreedomCode 

Viana Maya, Prespect 

Maisie McBagley, The Great Plate

Bilkis Miah, You Be You

Stiliyana Minkovska, Matrix Health and Care

Azzees Minott, 2-3 Degrees

Rachel Mostyn and Camilla Rigby, Women's Work Lab  

Alice Moxley, Pivot

Julie Norburn, Art4Space

Jennifer O’Brien, Music Broth

June O’Sullivan, London Early Years Foundation

Shola Oladipo, Food for Purpose

Alla Ouvarova and Anna Richey, Two Chicks/Future Female Entrepreneur

Aakeen Parikh, Minazi Consulting

Laura Jardine Paterson, Concat Tech

Claire Pearson, Belu

Sophie Pender, The 93% Club

Mandy Powell, The Goodwash Company

Catrin Price, Fair Finance 

Sarah Rafique, Generation Medics / Leading Impactful Business

Elena Brook-Hart Rodriguez, Handmade Stories

Bernice Rook, Eastside People

Isabel Sachs, I Like Networking 

Rebecca Smith, Social Enterprise Kent

Alison Smith, Roots Human Resources 

Kate Smith, Memory Matters

Kali Hamerton Stove, The Glasshouse

Louise Swinden, Resonance

Margaret Taribo, Parentskills2go

Kirsty Thomson, The Circle

Cerise Upham, Recruit for Spouses

Anna Wardley, Luna Foundation 

Rachel Weiss, Menopause Café 

Nat Whalley, Organise

Dr Emma Williamson, Aneemo

Georgina Wilson, BUD Leaders


The WISE100 Ones to Watch 2024



Ardene Jennifer Barry, Happy Tears Foundation 

Cassie Bradley, Spoke

Denise Brown, 4YoungMinds

Kate Cohen, It's Our Planet Too

Annie Constable, Good Finance

Rachel Daley, The Positivitree

Vinicia Ferreira, Young Generation Needs Us 

Dr Cécile Girardin, Nature-based Insights

Alice Hargreaves, SIC Learning Hub

Sylwia Anna Juranek, Reach For A Star

Jasmine Kahlia, Jasmine Kahlia

Oksana Kalala, New Arrivals Support

Marie-Ermelinda Mayassi, Skate Gals & Pals / Melanin Skate Gals & Pals

Olivia McLoughlin, Good Finance

Rebecca McPolin-Clulow, Antrim School of Music

Rachael Nilsson, Mud Gang Pottery

Çisel Ormanci, Little Giants Volleyball 

Olga Osuch, Repair Café Lambeth

Lynne Parker, Funny Women

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne, Kanjo Health

Aisha Peters, Damali Beautiful Vision

Nadine Robinson, NPNarratives 

Tilda Rose, Do it Now Now

Yasmin Khalil-St Rose, The Mental Health Hub by MeYouWellbeing

Louisiana Salge, EQ Investors

Letitia Seglah, Do it Now Now

Eda Tajuddin, The Social Change Nest

Maria Todesco and Nicky Day, Cathartic Arts 

Esme Verity, Considered Capital

Alexandra White, Unvaeld



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