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I’ve got a whole lot more I want to say about Red’s Hot Women of the Year Awards and the role of women in the 21st century but it’s taking me a while to articulate it all so, for the time being, here’s a reminder that the brilliant January issue of Red is on news stand right now, featuring all 16 winners of the 15 categories.


I have never been prouder than to be featured amongst this group of extraordinary women:

Fashion Award 2011
Angela Ahrendts – Chief executive officer, Burberry
Media Award 2011
Alex Crawford – Sky News special correspondent
Rose Gray Food Pioneer Award 2011 
April Bloomfield – Co-owner and head chef at The Spotted Pig, New York
Community Award 2011
Karyn McCluskey – Co-director of the Violence Reduction Unit
Creative Award 2011
ES Devlin – Stage designer for the Olympics
Ethical/Eco Award 2011
Harriet Lamb – Executive director, Fairtrade Foundation
Internet Award 2011
Kate Burns – Senior vice president, sales and operations, AOL Europe
Blogger Award 2011
Sasha Wilkins  – Editor & founder,
Pioneer Award 2011
Sarah West – Naval commander
Returner Award 2011
Cherry Canovan – Physicist
Start-Up Award 2011
Julie Deane and Freda Thomas – Cambridge Satchel Company
Women to Watch Award 2011

Barbara Soetan – Social campaigner
Breakthrough Award 2011
Jane Mason – Founder, Virtuous Bread

Just look at my group from the photo shoot: Commander Sarah West of the Royal Navy, social campaigner Barbara Soetan and Karyn McCluskey,  co-director of the Violence Reduction Unit of Scotland. It was an absolute privilege getting to know these women, even for a short time as we played dress up and laughed & posed for the camera.


(I won Blogger of the Year, partly, for turning my passion project into a viable business). What the judges said: Elisabeth Murdoch: ‘Sasha is an example of why writers, editors and producers should be natural digital media pioneers – but very few have shown the curiosity, skill, drive and tenacity to use the incredible new tools at our fingertips.’)


And hoorah for my fellow Blogger Award 2011 Nominees:

Jane Cunningham – British Beauty Blogger,
Catherine Hanly – Hot Dinners,
Emily Johnston – Fashion Foie Gras,
Betty Herbert – The 52 Seductions,
Charlotte Mercer – Bar Chick,
Niamh Shields – Eat Like A Girl,
Becky Wiggins – English Mum,
Sasha Wilkins – Liberty London Girl,

And, most of all, thank you Red!

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beautiful, Sasha, many congrats once again. love, s


Congratulations 🙂


Congratulations! Love what you do!


Congratulations again – and fun item on Christmas sweaters on Five Live this morning!


What a magnanimous write up, well done on the prize, and may I add my congratulations to the other winners


A worthy winner! Congratulations. And thanks for the mention x


Congratulations, Sasha! I’ve been following you for years. You’ve gone from strength to strength.


Well done, you! You’re an inspiration xx

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