Women Leaders UK is a registered charity established to recognise outstanding women, promote and strengthen women’s leadership, and support gender equality and diversity. 
 
The Charity is the brainchild of Jan Flawn CBE, founder of specialist neurological care provider, PJ Care, based in Milton Keynes and in Peterborough. After winning the national CBI First Women of Business Services award in 2013, Jan realised how important it is to celebrate the achievements of women. 
Jan set about inspiring a group of activists, passionate to develop the idea and in March 2015, on International Women’s Day, the first Women Leaders Awards was launched in Milton Keynes. It was a huge success, uncovering talented women from across the region, culminating in a joyful and inclusive gala dinner. 
 
From these beginnings, Jan led the development of Women Leaders as a charitable organisation, expanding its focus to include mentoring, networking activities for our nominees, finalists and winners and MK Innovates, an annual STEM Festival. 
 
Women Leaders has continued to thrive, expanding its mentorship offer to women at all stages of their career across Milton Keynes and introducing an allyship programme, supporting organisations serious about creating more equitable workplaces to explore practical ways to increase fairness. Record numbers of nominations have been secured for the 2024 awards and the most recent MK Innovates saw of 1500 school aged children be inspired by over 30 STEM employers. 
 
The Charity could not succeed without great support from organisations and individuals, including a skilled and experienced Board of activists. 
 
Freddie was appointed as a trustee for Women Leaders in 2023. Freddie has for many years, championed the need for diversity and inclusion and he is extremely proud to be a trustee and a board member for Women’s Leaders. 
With ambitious objectives in six core areas: 
 
Share Success 
Promote the achievements of women to provide role models in the community. 
 
Gender Equality 
Challenge gender disparity and promote gender equity. 
 
New Horizons 
Support young women to study science, technology, engineering and maths. 
 
Inspire Others 
Inspire and support women in their personal and professional development. 
 
Influence for Action 
Influencing employers and organisations to take action. 
 
Nurture Leaders 
Support women to develop their leadership skills through their mentoring programme. 
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