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Women to Watch list 2010

Featuring 50 female leaders, directors, producers and curators from across the UK, the CLP 2010 'Women to Watch' list celebrates women who are already making a huge contribution to the rich cultural life of the UK, and have the potential to rise to the very top.

The 50 women were selected by a high profile judging panel, chaired by Jenni Murray OBE.

The list celebrates the rich diversity of women in the sector, highlighting talent from a variety of backgrounds - from independent consultants to business directors and those working within some of our leading organisations - and aims to inspire future generations to be equally dynamic and ambitious.

To find out more about the CLP Women to Watch Campaign please click here

  • Woman to watch: Bridget Nicholls, Director, PESTIVAL

    Bridget Nicholls

  • Woman to watch: Carol Bell, Head of Culture and Major Events NewcastleGateshead Initiative

    Carol Bell

  • Woman to watch: Claire Cunningham, Independent Choreographer and Performer

    Claire Cunningham

  • Woman to watch: Clare Hudson, Founder and Managing Director, Managing Director, Hudson PR

    Clare Hudson

  • Woman to watch: Claire Whitaker, Director, Serious

    Claire Whitaker

  • Woman to watch: Cathy Woolley, Participation Producer, Southbank Centre

    Cathy Woolley

  • Woman to watch: Delia Barker, Senior Officer – Dance, Arts Council England – London Region

    Delia Barker

  • Woman to watch: Daisy Heath, Head of Planning, National Theatre

    Daisy Heath

  • Woman to watch: Emma Stenning, Executive Director, Bristol Old Vic

    Emma Stenning

  • Woman to watch: Emma Underhill, Director and Curator, UP Projects

    Emma Underhill

  • Woman to watch: Freda Matassa, Freelance Museum Consultant and Art Collections Manager

    Freda Matassa

  • Woman to watch: Geraldine Collinge, Director of Events and Exhibitions, Royal Shakespeare Company

    Geraldine Collinge

  • Woman to watch: Gail Parmel, Artistic Director, ACE Dance & Music

    Gail Parmel

  • Woman to watch: Helen MacNamara, Deputy Director, Future Planning, Department for Culture Media and Sport

    Helen MacNamara

  • Woman to watch: Hermione Way, Founder of and

    Hermione Way

  • Woman to watch: Indy Hunjan, Director, Kala Phool

    Indy Hunjan

  • Woman to watch: Juliana Farha, Founder and Managing Director, Dilettante Music Limited

    Juliana Farha

  • Woman to watch: Jane Finnis, Director, Culture24

    Jane Finnis

  • Woman to watch: Jacqui O’Hanlon, Director of Education, Royal Shakespeare Company

    Jacqui O’Hanlon

  • Woman to watch: Jenni Lewin-Turner, Director and Creative Producer, Urbanflo Creative Consultancy

    Jenni Lewin-Turner

  • Woman to watch: Julie Tait, Director, Kendal Arts International

    Julie Tait

  • Woman to watch: Kate Bellamy, Head of Strategy & Communications, National Museum Directors’ Conference (NMDC)

    Kate Bellamy

  • Woman to watch: Kate McGrath, Director, Fuel

    Kate McGrath

  • Woman to watch: Liz Pugh, Producer, Walk the Plank

    Liz Pugh

  • Woman to watch: Laura Sillars, Programmes Director, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology)

    Laura Sillars

  • Woman to watch: Lucy Worsley, Chief Curator, Historic Royal Palaces

    Lucy Worsley

  • Woman to watch: Melanie Abrahams, Director, renaissance one and Tilt Guest Curator, The Bluecoat

    Melanie Abrahams

  • Woman to watch: Dr Maria Balshaw, Director, Whitworth Art Gallery

    Dr Maria Balshaw

  • Woman to watch: Moira Buffini, Writer-In-Residence, National Theatre

    Moira Buffini

  • Woman to watch: Maxine Miller, Library and Information Manager, Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts)

    Maxine Miller

  • Woman to watch: Maria Oshodi, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Extant

    Maria Oshodi

  • Woman to watch: Nike Jonah, Senior Diversity Officer, Decibel Project Manager

    Nike Jonah

  • Woman to watch: Pim Baxter, Deputy Director and Director of Communications and Development, National Portrait Gallery

    Pim Baxter

  • Woman to watch: Purni Morell, Head of Studio, National Theatre

    Purni Morell

  • Woman to watch: Ruth Daniel, Co-Founder and Director, Un-Convention and Fat Northern Records

    Ruth Daniel

  • Woman to watch: Rebecca Dawson, Vision 2010 Project Manager, Arts Council England

    Rebecca Dawson

  • Woman to watch: Roanne Dods, Director, Rose Orange Former Founder Director of Jerwood Charitable Foundation

    Roanne Dods

  • Woman to watch: Ruth Gill, Head of Interpretation, Historic Royal Palaces

    Ruth Gill

  • Woman to watch: Ruth Gould, CEO, DaDa – Disability & Deaf Arts

    Ruth Gould

  • Woman to watch: Rachel Holmes, Head of Literature and Spoken Word, Southbank Centre

    Rachel Holmes

  • Woman to watch: Rachel Millward, CEO and Creative Director, Birds Eye View Film Festival

    Rachel Millward

  • Woman to watch: Sharnita K Athwal, Director, Shaanti Owner, The Hockley Bar & Kitchen

    Sharnita K Athwal

  • Woman to watch: Siobhán Bales, Managing Director, bgroup

    Siobhán Bales

  • Woman to watch: Seonaid Daly, Producer, Glasgow Film Festival

    Seonaid Daly

  • Woman to watch: Sally Goldsworthy, Director, Discover

    Sally Goldsworthy

  • Woman to watch: Sarah Munro, Artistic Manager, Tramway

    Sarah Munro

  • Woman to watch: Sophie Thomas, Founding Director, thomas.matthews communication design

    Sophie Thomas

  • Woman to watch: Sharon Watson, Artistic Director, Phoenix Dance Theatre

    Sharon Watson

  • Woman to watch: Theresa Heskins, Artistic Director, New Vic Theatre

    Theresa Heskins

  • Woman to watch: Vanessa Reed, Executive Director, PRS For Music Foundation (PRSF)

    Vanessa Reed