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544 women receive awards in the New Year’s Honours List 2019

544 women have received awards in the New Year’s Honours List for 2019 – making up 47 per cent of the list.  A number of prominent women are being recognised on the list, including a damehood for Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Money, for services to financial services and women in the financial services;...
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Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman recognised in New Year’s Honours List

Britain’s first astronaut, Helen Sharman has been recognised in 2018’s New Year’s Honours List. Sharman was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for her services to Science and Technology Outreach. Sharman became Britain’s first astronaut in 1991 during the Project Juno space programme. She also became the first woman...
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Supporters of equality for women and LGBT communities recognised in 2016 New Year Honours list

A number of people were recognised for their support of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and women communities in 2016 New Year’s Honours List. The individuals were highlighted for their contributions on working to improve equality for women and LGBT communities. Alison Pritchard, Government Equalities Office Director, said: “I am pleased to congratulate...
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