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Perkbox releases its annual ‘15 Most Influential Women in HR’ list

The list recognises women across a wide variety of industries including Hospitality, Healthcare, Charity and Media in the UK

With one of the biggest pitfalls historically in business being not recognising the importance of “people” functions like HR enough, and failing to provide women with a seat “at the table”, Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, has decided to combine both these categories on this ‘International Women’s Day’ to select who it considers to be the list of 15 Most Influential Women in HR this year.

The list recognises women across a wide variety of industries including Hospitality, Healthcare, Charity and Media in the UK. The list was narrowed down through conversations with eminent gurus and practitioners, and tip-offs from leaders of world-renowned brands and organisations.

The criteria; that these women are role models in HR, advancing its causes either externally or internally (or both), and falling under the category of rising HR leaders, gamechangers or HR originals.

Though some truly exceptional talent has certainly been overlooked, the chosen ones are:

NameTitleIndustry
Karin VoloChief Joy Bringer and Director, EvoloshenBusiness, Consultancy and Management
Cathy BrownDirector, Engage For Success
Recruitment and HR
Charlotte Sweeney OBEFounder and Director, Charlotte Sweeney AssociatesBusiness, Consultancy and Management
Karen BeavenFounder of The HR Entrepreneurs NetworkBusiness, Consultancy and Management
Lucy AdamsCEO and Author, Disruptive HRRecruitment and HR
Helen BevanChief Transformation Officer- Horizons Group, NHS EnglandHealthcare
Julia MurrellDirector of People and Development, Firmdale HotelsHospitality
Ann PickeringChief HR Officer and Chief of Staff at O2 (Telefónica UK)Energy and Utilities
Helen SandersonFounder and CEO, Wellbeing TeamsRecruitment and HR
Debbie CarterEditor-in-Chief, Training JournalMedia
Dawn WildeHR Director, Macmillan Cancer SupportCharity
Meghan M. BiroFounder and CEO, TalentCultureRecruitment and HR
Siobhan SheridanHR Director, Ministry of DefenceLaw Enforcement and Security
Valerie Hughes-D'AethChief HR Officer, BBC
Media
Tara MansfieldHead of People, Monzo BankBanking and Finance

For more info on the women chosen and their path to success, please see here.

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