DESPITE EQUALITY BEING AN ISSUE THAT REMAINS UNSOLVED IN TODAY’S SOCIETY, THE SUCCESS OF BUSINESS WOMEN IN BRITAIN HAS SOARED. THIS HAS RESULTED IN LADIES NOW EARNING A TITLE OF BEING THE ‘BREADWINNER’, AND BRINGING IN JUST AS HIGH OF A SALARY TO THAT OF A GENTLEMAN. ALTHOUGH THIS IS A STARK IMPROVEMENT TO THAT OF TWENTY YEARS AGO, IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN THAT WE WOMEN, RECEIVE EQUAL PAY TO THOSE OF THE OTHER MEMBER OF SEX. NEVERTHELESS, TIMES ARE CHANGING, AND TNG CELEBRATES THE TOP FIVE MOST SUCCESSFUL WOMEN IN THE UK
AMBASSADOR FOR MORTLACH
Bell was enticed into the world of whiskey whilst studying at the University of Edinburgh. Working as a bartender, her fondness for the spirit grew so she took upon herself to carry a technical diploma in distillery. Her flair for whiskey shone when she won the highest mark (globally) for the Worshipful Company of Distillers Scholarship award. Bell then joined the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society and was headhunted by Diageo to launch the single malt whiskey, Mortlach. Aimed for the luxury connoisseur market, Bell’s zest for the industry, and her extensive knowledge will have a impact on the world’s distilleries for years to come.
GLOBAL CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER FOR WGSN
This lady is elite in her editorial history. Former editor of Marie Claire online and deputy editor of Glamour.com, she went from strength to strength when she was recruited to form Huffington Post. Buzasi was a great influence in the publication becoming an internet phenomenon. In 2014, HuffPost lost their Editor-in-Chief to become part of fashion’s ultimate predicting tool, WGSN. Owned by Top Right, the company boasts magazines such as Drapers and Retail Week. With a global revenue of £70 million, WGSN plays a significant role in the fashion industry, with forecasting trends and impeccable insights into the retail sectors. With several awards in her name, including Editor of the Year for two years running, they are lucky to have Buzasi.
MEMBERSHIP SERVICES DIRECTOR AT THE AA
With an MA in Classics from Oxford University, Ross took a diversion in her career when she worked in the department of Credit Suisse. Leading a range of roles became her forte when Ross was a Principal at Oliver Wyman in the Consumer and Industrial Value Transformation Practice. Not only did she specialise in consumer behavior and value growth, she managed strategy development. Today, Ross is a juggler of many jobs, but one of her primary responsibilities is devising new roads of growth for the AA, as well as being heavily involved in motor services, media and hospitality, and AA’s Connected Car Space. Oh, and she’s a Trustee of the AA’s Charitable Trust. What a wonder woman.
CO-FOUNDER OF A VERY GOOD COMPANY
Whilst studying in her final year at Lancaster, Campbell embarked on her first entrepreneurship when she set up her own retail franchise, Morgan De Toi. In 2010, Campbell co-created A Very Good Company, which engages other businesses by encouraging them to be better sustainably. The company envisages health, and happy living by hosting awareness weeks and having clients such as Channel 4, Virgin Media and Marks & Spencer. Campbell is a mentor and an inspiration through and through, as she stands director for a business incubator in London called ‘Kensington Creates’. Standing as a trustee of UnLtd, Campbell has provided numerous opportunities for entrepreneurs in the younger generations, even launching a video platform for sharing.
BOARD DIRECTOR AT MEDIACOM
The youngest, and the only female in her division, Humphreys is one to watch in the media buying sector. Being a board director a MediaCom, she is responsible for the brand’s whopping £970 million investment. Previous to this, she held a team of 32 media buyers. Humphreys now runs the £75 million Out of Home business. Nominated for Women of the Future: Business, this lady has got an impressive set of stars already underneath her belt.