Marjorie Scardino wins the 2012 Pandora Award
13 December 2012
Marjorie Scardino, Chief Executive Officer of
Pearson, is the winner of the Women in Publishing Pandora Award
2012. The award is given for significant and sustained contribution
to the publishing industry. As well as changing Pearson
(focusing on education and publishing), she became the first female
CEO of a FTSE 100 company when she was appointed in 1997. She will
step down from that role at the end of 2012. Sam
Missingham, The Bookseller's head of marketing and events
and the co-founder of Futurebook, was named runner-up.
Women in Publishing's other award, the New Venture Award for
pioneering work on behalf of under-represented groups in society,
was won by Caroline Taylor, 91 Magazine
founder and editor. Tolulope Popoola, founder of
Accomplish Press, was runner-up and
Rivkie Baum, founder and publisher of SLiNK
magazine, received a special commendation.
The Bookseller has a piece about the 2012 Pandora and Venture
awards (13 December 2012) and The Guardian has a
profile of Marjorie Scardino (3 October 2012). For more information about
Women in Publishing, see its website.