A collaboration between TAF, FSB and CBI has published a 2024 list of inspirational women in trade associations to coincide with International Women’s Day


The list was compiled from over 200 nominations from the sector and the selection panel had the unenviable task of selecting the 100 women that make up the 2024 powerlist.

Nicola Bates, Chair of the Selection Panel and CEO of WineGB said:

“In this second year of judging we continue to be impressed by the achievements of the top 100 UK women in the powerlist. It is also right that we have extend the recognition with a new category promoting the work of volunteers; given that they are often leading their business and their sector at the same time the respect is enormous as without their work trade associations wouldn’t have the impact they do in supporting UK Plc. It is tremendous that we pause and reflect on their impact – congratulations to all on the list. We should also acknowledge the hard work of the wider nomination pool who while not on the list made the choice incredibly difficult given your extent of work.”

CBI Chief Executive Rain Newton-Smith said:

“I am delighted to bring the CBI, FSB and TAF together to champion the role of women in trade associations, celebrate their achievements and encourage the next generation of women into the association sector.”

FSB Chief Executive Julie Lilley said:

“This powerlist is a testament to the women who make a real difference to trade associations and the industries they represent. Honouring them on International Women’s Day (IWD) is an important way to pave the way for the next generation of female leaders.”

Julia Garvey, Vice Chair of TAF said:

“It was an honour to judge this year’s WITA list and to discover more about the outstanding women leaders within our industry. I hope this list shines a light on their achievements and provides the next generation with the inspiration and aspiration to follow in their footsteps.”

Back to News

Subscribe To Our Monthly Newsletter

Get notified about the latest TAF news, invites to events and exclusive offers.