Olivia Coleman, Brenda Emmanus and Julianne Miles are amongst those chosen to receive honours in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Oscar-winning actress, Olivia Coleman has received a CBE for services to Drama; broadcaster and journalist Brenda Emmanus has also received an OBE for her work in broadcasting and on diversity; Julianne Miles, CEO and co-founder of Women Returners, has received an MBE for services to Business and to Equality.
Rising Star alumni and WeAreTheCity’s Inspirational Woman, Liz Dimmock, has received a BEM for services to Gender Equality. Dimmock, founder and CEO of Women Ahead was awarded WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Champion award in 2017.
A number of prominent women are being recognised, including damehoods for Elizabeth Corley, Vice Chair of Allianz Global Investors for her work on diversity, Carolyn Fairbairn, Director General of the Confederation of British Industry, Julie Kenny, Chair, Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, and Professor Elan Closs Stephens for services to Welsh Government and broadcasting.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019 recognises the outstanding achievements of people across the UK. In total, 1,073 people received an award this year, with 508 women being recognised, representing 47 per cent of the total. Further statistics show that 10.4 per cent of the successful candidates come from a BAME background; 5.9 per cent consider themselves to have a disability; and 2.8 per cent of recipients identified as being LGBT.