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Julia Grinham & Margaret Cameron
NOMINEE:
ANNIE BESANT

CHAMPION:
SUZANNE BIEGEL
NOMINEE
Annie Besant (1847-1933)

Annie Woods was born in London on 1 October 1847. She had an unhappy childhood, undoubtedly partly due to her father's death when she was five. Annie's mother persuaded her friend Ellen Marryat, sister of the writer Frederick Marryat, to take responsibility for her daughter and Ellen ensured that Annie received a good education.

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Suzanne Biegel Founder of Catalyst at Large Ltd.

Suzanne boasts over 25 years experience as an entrepreneur, investor, board member and hands-on operational manager.

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Angele Delanghe & Courtney Blackman
NOMINEE:
JOSEPHINE BUTLER

CHAMPION:
DR. JANE DAVIS MBE
NOMINEE
Josephine Butler (1828-1906)

Josephine Butler was born on 13th April 1828 in Northumberland. The daughter of John Grey, staunch advocate of social reform and campaigner against the slave trade, Josephine grew up to become a leading British social reformer who played a major role in improving conditions for women in education and public health.

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Dr Jane Davis MBE Founder and Director, The Reader Organisation

Having left school at 16 with just two GCSEs to her name, Jane proved her strength and commitment to achieving something more when she made a return to education, gaining a First Class Degree, followed by a PhD, from the School of English at the University of Liverpool.

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Anna Maria Garthwaite & Fiona Cruickshank OBE
NOMINEE:
DAME ELIZABETH CADBURY

CHAMPION:
BENITA REFSON OBE
NOMINEE
Dame Elizabeth Taylor Cadbury (1858-1951)

Born in 1858, Elizabeth Taylor Cadbury went on to devote her life to philanthropic work, supporting social welfare and education as well as promoting international relations.

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Benita Refson OBE Chief Executive and Founding Trustee of Place2Be

Benita Refson, OBE is Chief Executive and Founding Trustee of Place2Be, the award-winning national children's charity providing integrated, early-intervention support to 68,000 children in over 175 UK schools and offering training and advice for teachers and parents.

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Lady Duff Gordon & Sarah McVittie
NOMINEE:
BEATRICE WEBB

CHAMPION:
SHAUNEEN LAMBE
NOMINEE
Beatrice Webb (1858-1943)

Born in 1858 to a wealthy businessman who firmly believed in women's rights, Beatrice grew up in a household of lively debate and intellectual curiosity. Beatrice's unusual upbringing prompted a deep interest in social questions from an early age.

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Shauneen Lambe Director, Just for Kids Law

Shauneen is Director of Just for Kids Law, a charity set up in 2006 to provide specialist representation, support and advice to young people in difficulty. The charity leverages its expertise to threaten local authorities and statutory support organisations with legal action if they do not provide the correct assistance.

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