Who We Are


The Network was created in 2007 and is part of the national Women of the Future Programme. These initiatives, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL, provide a platform for successful ambitious women across the UK.
Our Network runs a series of events annually, to enable members to come together, share experiences and build their own networks.
Membership is by invitation only. Members are identified from among shortlists and champions of our two established national awards programmes; the Women of the Future & Asian Women of Achievement Awards. Additional members are introduced through our other WOF Programme initiatives, fostering the achievements of younger women.
“The Women of the Future network is a diverse network of inclusion, inspiration, collaboration and sharing. It is a chance for me to meet other women who can either help me or I can help them with their venture or journey. We all encourage and instill confidence in each other and want nothing but the best for others in the network.”
Olly Donnelly
CEO, Shivia
Our Founder & Chairman

We created the Women of the Future Network in 2007, recognising that networking and mentoring relationships are a critical career resource.Our network has now grown to over 1000 women, and offers a rich diversity of individuals from across sectors. Our membership is continuously growing with successful, intelligent, kind and collaborative leaders from their associated fields.

Pinky Lilani CBE DL
Pinky is a food guru, author, motivational speaker and internationally acclaimed champion for women. She is the force behind the annual Women of the Future Awards, Asian Women of Achievement Awards, Global Empowerment Award and Women of the Future Summit. She also runs the Women of the Future Ambassadors programme and of course the Women of the Future Network.
Our Sponsor

Dear all,

I’m Sally Nelson, Chief People Officer at Fidelity International, and we are immensely proud to be the 2021 sponsor of the Women of the Future Network. 

There is a real gender gap in investing – not just from a career and industry representation perspective. Living longer and taking more career breaks than men, women’s pension pots can be worth only half as much as men’s for the age group near retirement, for example. At Fidelity, we are campaigning to make these and other barriers to women getting invested better understood, and to help women unlock their financial power. For more info, click here

Naturally, we are equally passionate about connecting women and building a culture of inclusiveness and kindness in leadership. 

We look forward to meeting many of you, creating networking opportunities and talking about getting invested, in your career and in your financial future.