Director Magazine: Who is Britain's best connected woman?

Lucy P. Marcus has been selected as one of the top 12 most connected women in Britain.

When Director and O2 launched the search for the best-connected woman in British business, our list of potential winners was immense. But we’ve whittled it down to a shortlist of just 12 talented, respected and – most of all – well-connected women. Now we need you to choose the final six. Please read on and cast your vote…

This month we’re proud to reveal the shortlist in our search for the best-connected businesswoman in Britain, in association with O2. We’re searching for women who’ve used a variety of connections to promote their businesses and themselves with maximum effect. We’ve asked: are they prolific networkers in their sector and others? Do they sit on a range of boards? Are they active in social media and blogging? And how have these networking activities had a positive impact on their business? From those criteria, here are the 12 women we’ve shortlisted as the best connected in the land. Who will get your vote to make the final six?

Lucy Marcus
Big thinker

Arianna Huffington
Digital media impresario

Marjorie Scardino
Publishing specialist

Sarah Brown
Women’s health guru

Orla Kiely
Design supremo

Polly Gowers
Innovative technology entrepreneur

Lynne Franks
Doyenne of PR

Carole Stone
Networker extraordinaire

Shaa Wasmund
Social media entrepreneur

Bindi Karia
Queen of start-ups

Martha Lane Fox
Dotcom pioneer

Cilla Snowball
Advertising’s first lady

Send your vote to Director, 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, or email us ( The winner will be chosen at the IoD’s Women as Leaders conference on 9 November at the Lancaster London.

For the full article with descriptions of each person, Director Magazine: Who is Britain’s best connected woman?


26 August 2011


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