Anna Whitty, ECT Charity’s CEO, has been recognised as a ‘leading woman’ in the social enterprise sector, for the second year running.
The NatWest WISE100 (Women in Social Enterprise 100) shines a spotlight on women across the UK who are leading the way in social enterprise, impact investment and mission-driven business.
Now in its second year, the list of high achievers – produced annually by Pioneers Post magazine in partnership with NatWest bank – was revealed at an evening celebration in central London on 29th October 2018.
Having appeared on the inaugural WISE100 list in 2017, Anna was amongst just 18 other women who had been nominated in both 2017 and 2018. Also amongst on this exclusive group were the CEOs of leading social enterprises Belu Water, Acumen CIC and Homes for Good.
In addition to bringing a strong female voice to the male-dominated transport industry, Anna’s nomination this year highlighted her innovation and leadership in the creation of Measuring Up: The CT Social Value Toolkit. This ground-breaking report on the social value of community transport, enables community transport organisations to prove their value to their stakeholders for the very first time. Read more about this Toolkit here.
Taking place at Coutts on The Strand, the WISE100 names were revealed at an event focusing on the theme of ‘sharing the stage’. Speakers throughout the evening spoke about the responsibility of women in leadership positions to help other women build their careers, and about the need to create a more diverse social enterprise sector for the future.
Anna Whitty said: “It was an honour to be acknowledged among so many successful women at this year’s WISE100 event. The theme of ‘sharing the stage’ particularly resonates with me and the work I do at ECT Charity, as I have always participated in mentoring young female social entrepreneurs and taken an interest in furthering female leadership in social enterprise.”
Find a link to this year’s full list here.