The pioneer inspiring progress by showing compassion to others
and promoting the art of giving back.

Winner

NIMCO ALI OBE
Campaigner against FGM and Author



Nimco Ali OBE is a Somali British social activist and writer. She co-founded Daughters of Eve, a non-profit organisation which works to protect girls and young women who are at risk from female genital mutilation (FGM), in 2010 and The Five Foundation, which leverages resources for front line activists, in 2019. Nimco has helped to position FGM as a central issue in ending violence against women and girls.

Nominees

BRITA FERNANDEZ SCHMIDT
Executive Director at Women for Women International


Brita Fernandez Schmidt serves as the Executive Director of Women for Women International – UK and is the Senior Vice President for Global Partnerships (Global). She is responsible for the operation and management of Women for Women International in the UK and Europe. She is an advocate and promoter of women’s empowerment, women’s rights and equality.
ANNA WHITEHOUSE
Founder of Mother Pukka, Radio Presenter and Flexible Working Activist


Anna is a journalist, editor and mother in search of things pukka for her child. Anna is the founder of Mother Pukka, the portal for news, events, reviews and honest comments for people who happen to be parents.  She is also known for her work championing and campaigning for more flexible working for parents.