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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.