Professor Sue Vinnicombe has been named one of the UK’s Top 50 gender equity trailblazers in the 2023 Trailblazer50 list, compiled by WeAreTheCity.

The list has been unveiled ahead of International Women’s Day in support of its #EmbraceEquity theme, highlighting individuals who are working tirelessly to make society a better place for women.

“First and foremost, our Trailblazer50 seeks to bring public recognition of the impact and influence these changemakers are having on society,” says Vanessa Vallely OBE, CEO of WeAreTheCity. “In the spirit of their work and aspirations, we asked each trailblazer what action they would like to see organisations, or the government take to drive gender equity.”

Speaking of her inclusion on the list, Sue says: “I am incredibly grateful to WeAreTheCity for recognising my efforts towards Gender Equity. It's an honour to be acknowledged as a Trailblazer, and I hope that my work inspires and empowers more women to take on leadership roles and break down barriers in their respective fields.”

Professor David Oglethorpe, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Cranfield School of Management commented: “Congratulations to Sue on this recognition. Sue has been a driver for change in boardrooms across the world, and her work shows the progress we can make when we value diversity and inclusivity. Sue’s research into the lack of women in leadership roles will have a lasting impact on generations to come.”

You can view the full 2023 Trailblazer50 list on the WeAreTheCity website.