The Queen of Easy Green shortlisted for Red Hot Women Awards 2011

Red Hot Women Awards Lyndsey Young Queen of Easy Green

Yesterday Red magazine announced its shortlist for the Red’s Hot Women Awards 2011 and I am incredibly thrilled (and surprised) to announce that I am one of them.

The awards, which will be hosted by BBC 6 Music presenter Lauren Laverne at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, recognise the achievements of  British women who have shown “impressive talent, success and imagination in their fields of work”.

To say that I am in amazing company is an uber-understatement, as fellow nominees include creative director and designer, Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington OBE, author and Conservative MP Louise Mensch and TV presenter and retail guru, Mary Portas.

Awards categories include; Blogger, Community / Charity, Creative, Ethical / Eco, Fashion, The Rose Gray Food Pioneer, Internet, Media, Pioneer, Returner, Start Up, Woman to Watch and the new Celebrity Woman of the Year category – the winner of which will be announced on the day.

The judging panel for this year’s awards include some of the most inspiring professional women in Britain including; Sam Baker, Editor-in-Chief, Red magazine, Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, Partner, DLA Piper, Gillian Tett, US managing editor, Financial Times, Lorna Clarke, Network Manager Radio 2 & 6, Karren Brady, Vice-Chairman, West Ham Utd FC, Sarah Brown, Charity Campaigner,Karen Mattison MBE, Director, Women Like Us, Anya Hindmarch MBE and Kirsty Dale, Public Relations Director, Coty Prestige UK.

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 23rd November.

Sam Baker, Editor-in-Chief of Red, comments;
“I am thrilled to announce the shortlist for this year’s Red’s Hot Women Awards. It’s hard to believe we are already in our third year and the level of talent is more impressive than ever. We are looking forward to announcing the winners and hope to inspire women across the country with the results.”

The Red Hot Women Awards Full Shortlist:

Media
Karen Blackett, 39, CEO, MediaCom
Alex Crawford, 49, Sky News special correspondent
Rosie Garthwaite, 31, Al Jazeera news reporter
Laura Kuenssberg, 35, business editor, ITV
Caitlin Moran, 36, Times columnist and author
Lisa Thomas, 44, group CEO, M&C Saatchi UK Group

Start-Up
Dr Ana Armstrong, 39, founding partner, Armstrong Investment Managers
Julie Deane and Freda Thomas, 44 and 73, Cambridge Satchel Company
Liz Houghton, 46, founder, Mint Velvet
Caroline Redman Lusher, 36, founder, Rock Choir
Marina Nichols, 45, founder, Formula Fun Entertainment
Isabelle Palmer, 31, founder, The Balcony Gardener
Mandy Sutcliffe, 38, founder, Belle & Boo
Claire Watt-Smith, 27, founder, BoBelle

Rose Gray Food Pioneer
Camilla Barnard, 40, co-founder, Rude Health cereals
April Bloomfield, 37, co-owner and head chef at The Spotted Pig, New York
Skye Gyngell, 47, head chef, Petersham Nurseries Café
Henrietta Lovell, 40, founder of The Rare Tea Company
Jane Mason, 40, founder, Virtuous Bread
Kitty Travers, 34, founder, La Grotta Ices

Fashion
Angela Ahrendts, 50, chief executive officer, Burberry
Sarah Burton, 36, creative director, Alexander McQueen
Caren Downie, 50, buying director, Asos
Tamara Mellon, 44, co-founder and CEO, Jimmy Choo
Mary Portas, 51, TV presenter and retail guru

Ethical / Eco
Vivien Johnston, 34, founder of ethical jewellery label, Fifi Bijoux
Harriet Lamb, 50, executive director, Fairtrade Foundation
Lucy Shea, 33, CEO, Futerra
Lucy Siegle, 37, ethical columnist for The Observer and writer on environmental issues
Lyndsey Young, 43, creator of Count On It food labels and eco brand Queen of Easy Green

Creative
Es Devlin, 40, stage designer for the Olympics
Sonia Friedman, 45, theatre producer
Kelly Marcel, 35, screenwriter
Rachel Millward, 35, creative director, Birds Eye View Film Festival
Abi Morgan, 43, writer/creator, The Hour
Tea Obreht, 25, author, youngest person to win the Orange prize
Amanda Sharp, 42, co-founder of Frieze

Community / Charity
Helen Allen, 32, founder of PEPAIDS (Peer Education Programme Against Aids)
Kate Parish, 40, former head of programmes for the UK Youth Parliament and founder of Pupil Voice and Participation England
Laura Lee, 43, CEO of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres
Jane Mason, 40, founder, Virtuous Bread
Karyn McCluskey, 46, Glasgow policewoman tackling gang violence
Davinia Turrell, 30, July 7th survivor, who has raised £100,000 for Chelsea and Westminster burns unit
Kirsty Williams, 39, leader of Welsh Liberal Democrats

Blogger
Jane Cunningham, 46, British Beauty Blogger, Britishbeautyblogger.com
Catherine Hanly, 42, Hot Dinner, Hot-Dinners.com
Emily Johnston, 31, Fashion Foie Gras, Fashionfoiegras.com
Katherine May, 33, The 52 seductions, 52seductions.com
Tatiana Mercer, 27, Bar Chick, Barchick.com
Niamh Shields, 36, Eat Like a Girl, Eatlikeagirl.com
Becky Wiggins, 41, English Mum, Englishmum.com
Sasha Wilkins, 37, Liberty London Girl, Libertylondongirl.com

Women to Watch
Rebecca Adlington OBE, 22, Swimmer
Samata Angel, 28, fashion designer/entrepreneur
Emma Barnett, 26, digital media editor, The Daily Telegraph
Romola Garai, 29, actress
Ellie Gellard, 23, political activist
Ella Hickson, 26, playwright
Summer Hurwitz, 29, Olympics producer, BBC London
Dr Manrina Rhode, 32, cosmetic dentist
Barbara Soetan, 24, social campaigner

Internet
Emma Barnett, 26, digital media editor, The Daily Telegraph
Kate Burns, 40, senior vice president, sales and operations, AOL Europe
Sarah Curran, 38, founder and CEO, My-Wardrobe.com
Jessica Deluca Moore and Alexia Inge, 36 and 34, founder, Cultbeauty.co.uk
Belinda Parmar, 37, founder, Ladygeek.com
Stephanie Phair, 32, director, TheOutnet.com

Pioneer
Dr Sarah Blagden, 42, consultant oncologist at Imperial College, London
Cary Marsh, 39, CEO and founder, Mydeo.com
Louise Mensch, 40, author and conservative MP
Helena Morrissey, 45, founder, 30% club
Mary Portas, 51, TV Presenter and retail guru
Paula Radcliffe, 37, long-distance runner and current women’s marathon world record holder
Sarah West, 40, naval commander
Martine Wright, 39, July 7th survivor, Paralympic hopeful

Returner
Cherry Canovan, 39, physicist
Julie Deane and Freda Thomas, 44 and 73, Cambridge Satchel Company
Rosamund Lupton, 44, author
Cary Marsh, 39, CEO and founder, Mydeo.com
Naomi Simmons, 48, children’s English language writer, language-course developer
Tracey Stephenson, 47, founder, Staying Cool

As you can imagine I am really honoured that my brand, Queen of Easy Green™, has been recognised as a worthy nominee for this award and I’d like to thank Red Magazine for shortlisting me.

I am also thrilled that this is a great opportunity for me as the Queen of Easy Green™ to spread my message that living a littler greener everyday is fun, easy and if everyone of us made just a few small changes together we’d have the power to make a huge difference to our families’ future.

With exciting plans for Count On It labels in the offing and further products under the Queen of Easy Green™ brand, 2011/12 is set to be another milestone year.

For further information on Red’s Hot Women Awards 2011 please visit www.redonline.co.uk/red-women/red-s-hot-women-awards

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