NatWest everywoman award for Financial Mail editor
Financial Mail on Sunday editor and Financial Mail Women's Forum founder Lisa Buckingham has been recognised at the 2010 NatWest everywoman Awards. Now in their eighth year, the awards celebrate inspirational business women who have achieved significant success.
Lisa picked up the prestigious Spirit of everywoman honour, given for the significant contribution of a woman whose determination, commitment and dedication has changed the landscape for women in business in the UK. Previous winners have included Jenni Murray OBE, Karren Brady and Dame Stella Rimington.
"We were delighted to award Lisa this year, as for the past ten years we have witnessed first hand her unreserved support of women in all areas of business and now she is reaching out to disadvantaged women through her women in prison programme which is truly inspirational and in the spirit of women supporting each other."
Lisa launched a newspaper for women leaving prison, providing useful contact details, advice and a 24-hour free information line. The second edition of the newspaper, Financial Freedom, published to help women prison leavers get to grips with life on the outside, is being sent out to every women's prison in the UK. On March 14 2011, building on the phenomenal success of last year, Lisa will stage her fourth Breaking the Mould conference to help broaden the career horizons of sixth form girl students.