Avrupa News Agency/London-Turkish Cypriot Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece have been voted Peer of the Year (House of Lords) in the Women in Public Life Leadership Awards for this year.
Now in its fourth year, the annual Women into Leadership conference has established itself as an important event for all those interested in seeing leadership opportunities for women enhanced. Women into Leadership 2013 examined how female leaders, at whatever grade can enhance their relevant skills to become the leader they aspire to be.
Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece OBE, House of Lords said;
"I am honoured and delighted to have been voted Peer of the Year (House of Lords) in the Women in Public Life Leadership Awards for this year.This is a prestigious award, and its a privilege to be in the company of other women who have achieved so much. I believe I am the first Turkish Cypriot woman to have won such an award.I hope this inspires other women to get involved in public life."
The Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Mr.Unal Cevikoz said;
"Congratulations Meral hanim, we are proud of you."
Dods, Action Aid and the FDA are delighted to announce the winners for the Women in Public Life Awards 2013:
Woman in Business
Michelle McDowell MBE FREng, Chair of Civil and Structual Engineering, BDP
Devolved Parliament or Assembly Member of the Year
Rosemary Butler, Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales
Journalist of the Year
Maryam Namazie, Campaigner and blogger
Local Government Personality of the Year
Sanchia Alasia, Councillor, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham
MP of the Year
Jo Swinson MP
Peer of the Year
Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece
Male Women’s Rights Champion
Dr Denis Mukwege
International Women’s Rights Champion
Public Servant of the Year
Fiona Logan, Chief Executive, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority
Public Affairs Achiever of the Year
Voluntary Sector Achiever of the Year
Gee Walker, Founder and Trustee, Anthony Walker Foundation