Each 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.
Solomon is attending in celebration of her work leading campaigns to improve working conditions for authors in the UK, as well as fighting for fairer business dealings in the publishing industry and better governmental approaches to schools and public libraries.
This year’s event will take place on Monday 16 October 2017 at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London.
Previous Women of the Year winners include:
- Baroness Doreen Lawrence, campaigner for justice following the murder of her son Stephen
- Christina Noble, founder of The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
- Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Astrophysicist
- Fahma Mohammed, anti-FGM activist
- Jayne Senior MBE, Rotherham sexual abuse whistle-blower
- Katie Piper, who set up a charity to help burns survivors after being victim of a brutal acid attack
Women of the Year has recognised, celebrated and inspired women of all backgrounds since 1955 and continues to shine a light on ordinary women, doing extraordinary work, through an annual Lunch and Awards ceremony, Alumnae events and on-going foundation work.
Sandi Toksvig, President of Women of the Year, said: “I’m looking forward to the honour of welcoming these incredible women to the Lunch in October. These women are making a huge difference in their own way, and it’s important that we celebrate such extraordinary work. I would love to show the room to every schoolgirl growing up in Britain today and tell them ‘you can be whatever you want to be: just look at these incredible women.’”