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Outstanding Women of Scotland announced

8 October 2019

Ten women from the fields of the arts, culture, politics, activism and science have been honoured and inducted into the esteemed Saltire Society 'Outstanding Women of Scotland' community at a special event on 5 October 2019 as part of the Women of the World, Perth.

We were particularly delighted to see Joy Hendry, Editor of literary magazine Chapman, in the list. The list of this year's ten inductees in full is: 

  • Professor Jill Belch, Professor of Vascular Medicine  Ninewells Hospital and Medical School Dundee 
  • Margaret Bennett, Professor, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
  • Jackie Brierton  MBE, CEO of GrowBiz who provide support to anyone starting, running or growing a business in rural Perth and Kinross
  • Fiona DalgetyCeannard / Chief Executive, Fèis Roi 
  • Joy Hendry Editor of literary magazine Chapman 
  • Celia Hodson, Founder of Hey Girls, which  tackles period poverty ecologically 
  • Louise MacDonald, Chief Executive of Young Scot 
  • Zakia Moulaoui, founder of Invisible cities who train people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city
  • Emma Ritch, Executive Director of Engender, campaigner for gender equality
  • Heather Stewart Creative Director of The British Film Institute and in charge of the BFI National Archive, one of the biggest and most significant collections of film and television and the moving image in the world, which works with archives across the UK.

For more details of the award and the inductees, see the Saltire Society website.