Brookes researcher to attend Women of the Year Lunch
Friday, 11 October 2013
Dr Anne Osterrieder joins 400 inspirational women at the annual event to celebrate achievement across all fields
Anne Osterrieder has been handpicked in recognition of her personal
contribution to society to join 400 women from all walks of life at the Women
of the Year Lunch.
year’s event will take place on Monday 14 October 2013 at the InterContinental
London Park Lane Hotel.
Women of the Year Lunch and Awards ceremony honours women’s incredible personal
brings together more than 400 extraordinary women from all walks of life, all
of whom have achieved something of significance.
guest is regarded as a ‘Woman of the Year’ and represents not only herself, but
the millions of women who make a difference every day.
Anne Osterrieder is attending in celebration of her work both as a researcher
within Oxford Brookes’ Department of Biological Sciences, but also her
pioneering work as a communicator of science.
She was awarded the prestigious President’s Medal for Education and
Public Affairs by the Society for Experimental Biology last year in recognition
for her work in public engagement.
Osterrieder commented, “I felt very honoured to be invited to attend the Women
of the Year Lunch and join such impressive company. My role at Oxford Brookes allows
me not only to continue my research into plant cell biology but also pursue my
passion for making science more accessible, understandable and interesting for
am involved with a large number of public and online activities engage
different audiences and I look forward to discussing this work and hearing
about the inspiring work of others at the event.”
Baroness Helena Kennedy
QC, President of Women of the Year and former
Chancellor of Oxford Brookes, said: “The remarkable thing about this lunch is
that it’s not just about celebrity or success. It’s about seeing the exceptional
in unusual places, recognizing women not only for their drive, ambition and
tenacity, but for seeing a need and finding a way to make a difference. For
taking the hard knocks, surviving them, and sticking at it.
women are role models. Their courage is breath-taking and they reaffirm our
faith in the human condition by showing us that, wherever you are, people do
good things for each other.”
the event, special awards will be presented to exceptional women who have each
proved an inspiration to others through their courage, selflessness and
dedication. The winners are selected by a judging panel made up of prominent
female figures in media, business and the charity sector.
winners will be announced on Monday 14 October 2013.