Leicester Planetary Scientist Shortlisted for the Women of the Future Awards

Enormous congratulations to Dr Beatriz Sánchez-Cano, who is on the shortlist for the 2021 Women of the Future Awards!

Beatriz is an Ernest Rutherford Fellow within our Planetary Science Group, and is one of six candidates shortlisted in the Science category.

The Women of the Future Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 2006, were conceived to provide a platform for the remarkable female talent in the UK. The awards recognise the inspirational stars of tomorrow across diverse sectors. HRH The Countess of Wessex is our Global Ambassador, Cherie Blair is patron of the WOF Awards and Baroness Gabrielle Bertin, Chair of our Awards judging panel.

The Award winners will be announced on November 10th at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

Beatriz said: “I’m so honoured and delightful to share that I’ve been shortlisted for this amazing award in the science category. I can only THANK my amazing colleagues @uniofleicester & over the world for this nomination, & really hope it can inspire women to REACH ALL THEIR DREAMS!!”

The Science category recognises a group of truly remarkable female scientists, forging new ground in research and scientific achievement. Within this category, the panel is seeking nominees with a career in the sciences who can demonstrate a track record of academic excellence in the field of science; and are showing signs of success in pushing through scientific developments to commercial application.

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