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Spotlight Award


Vote for the superb individual you would like to win. 


We have an award for a woman in the spotlight, someone whose contribution is noteworthy and inspirational. She has been born in Scotland or lives and works in Scotland. 

Some of the women below are well known, others should be better known for their accomplishments. All inspire us to aim higher. 


The shortlist has been selected by Scottish Women in Business and is voted for by you, the general public. To learn more about each nominee click on her name. Please note: you can vote only once and for one individual only.
Click here to cast your vote. 


  1. Celia Sinclair
    For bringing Charles Rennie Mackintosh's tea rooms back to life. Celia bought the building in Sauchiehall Street, set up a charitable trust to own and restore it, then raised funds to organise the renovation of the tea rooms. 


  2. Laura Fraser
    For her acclaimed international success in her role in US TV drama 'Breaking Bad' and Swedish TV drama, 'The Missing'.

  3. Myrtle Simpson 
    For her work in arctic exploration as a recipient of the Polar Medal. Myrtle was the first woman to ski across Greenland, with four others, on an unsupported expedition. She was key in establishing Scotland's first ski centres, including CairnGorm, and is a skier and climber in her 80's.


  4. Joyce McMillan
    For her career as a theatre critic, spanning over 30 years. She has also been involved in many campaigns for democracy and human rights, both in Scotland and internationally. Currently, she writes for The Scotsman.


  5. Remzije Sherifi
    Remzije was one of the first female radio journalists in Kosovo at only 17. After contracting cancer she was evacuated to Glasgow from a refugee camp in Macedonia. She now runs the Maryhill Integration Network who operate a programme of activities in health, learning, art, and dance to bring communities together.


  6. Professor Dame Sue Black
    For her work as a forensic anthropologist, anatomist and academic. She has worked with disaster victim identification in major events such as the Asian tsunami of 2004 and high profile criminal cases, including the conviction of the UK's most prolific paedophile.


  7. Eve Muirhead
    For being a four-time Curling World Junior Champion (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011). A three-time Olympian, Eve represented Great Britain at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018. In Sochi, she became the youngest ever skip, male or female, to win an Olympic medal.


  8. Horse McDonald
    Horse is a songwriter, singer, author, and performer. She has toured with international artists including Tina Turner, BB King, Bryan Ferry, and Burt Bacharach. Her autobiographical play, Careful, is about her experience growing up in 1970s Lanark as a gay woman. 


  9. Roza Salih
    Roza was a co-founder of the Glasgow Girls, seven schoolgirls who campaigned against dawn raids on asylum seekers by immigration officials in Drumchapel in 2005. Roza is pursuing a career in politics.


  10. Caroline Bowditch
    Originally from Australia, Caroline is a performance artist, choreographer, maker, teacher, and her work explores the visibly disabled body. She has won acclaim for her community integrated dance workshops and teaching in Scotland.

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