Roz Morris receives Global ‘World of Difference 100’ Award

TV News London’s Managing Director, Roz Morris, has received a prestigious international award in recognition of her many years of voluntary work for women’s organisations helping with the economic empowerment of women.

Roz has been recognised for her work for women’s networks, including City Women’s Network, where she was Vice President 2008 -2010, and the Women of the Year Lunch,  as a member of the Nominating Council for the past 15 years. She also headed up the very successful Women of the Year Lunch Millennium PR campaign in 1998-2000 and boosted the profile of City Women’s Network through her PR work for CWN in 2008- 2010.

She received her award - The International Alliance for Women ‘World of Difference 100’ Award -at the TIAW Global Partnership Forum in Toronto, Canada, on October 25th 2010.  Roz says: “I am thrilled to receive this award from The International Alliance for Women. I have never won an award before, let alone an international one. Women all over the world need all the help we can give them in order to get a fair deal and recognition for their work, and I am very proud that I have been able to contribute in my own small way to women’s advancement.”

TIAW received over 70 nominations for the awards from across the globe – six continents and more than 20 countries. The nominations consist of stories from women - leaders of communities, organisations, regions or countries - who without formal recognition have taken action to support women’s advancement in society and business. Some of the women come from world capitals and others from the smallest of villages.

There are six categories of achievement and these include, Public Service/Government, Entrepreneurial and Not for Profit, Corporate, Community and Education. Roz’s award is in the Not for Profit category.

Diane Morris, President of TIAW, said: “We are very proud of all the winners – 57 women from 23 countries. This award is vital in recognising the work – often unsung – of women who work to empower other women across the globe, and who come from all walks of life. Many do a brilliant job often in difficult circumstances, but their work is testament to the leadership and empowerment of all women. I am delighted that Roz has been named as an award winner and that her work in the UK has been formally recognised at global level.”

Roz Morris, Managing Director of TV News London, and Former Vice President of City Women’s Network from 2008-2010, has been given the award in recognition of her voluntary work for women’s organisations over many years, including CWN and the Women of the Year Lunch.  Roz, who is Managing Director of the leading media training company, TV News London Ltd, has also been Vice Chair of Governors at Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School, Barnet and has just become a Governor of Barnet College, one of the UK’s leading further education colleges. 

Published 26 October 2010


Women of The Year Lunch 2010

Roz Morris, Managing Director of TV News London Ltd joined four hundred significant women achievers at the 55th Women of the Year Lunch on 11th October at the InterContinental Hotel, Park Lane, London. 

Roz is pictured (right) at the Lunch with India Gary-Martin,(centre) who is currently the President of City Women's Network and Global Head of Location & Vendor Strategy for Investment Banking Technology and Operations at J P Morgan Chase, and (left) Kate Grussing, Managing Director of Sapphire Partners.

This year's Women of the Year Lunch prizewinners, sponsored by Barclays, Sainsburys,  Sacla, and Good Housekeeping magazine,  include Annie Lennox for her work in Africa through her charity SING helping children with HIV/Aids, plus world renowned architect Zaha Hadid who is currently in the process of completing the Aquatics Centre for the 2012 London Olympics.

London vicar's wife Shara Brice, who has created the Ascension Eagles was also given an award for her youth work. The Ascension Eagles are a British cheerleading team, from Newham, one of the London East End's poorest areas, who are now in the top ten cheerleading teams in the world and seen as a model for youth work and about to become the subject of a film.

Roz, who is on the Nominating Council of the Women of the Year Lunch, says: 'It was wonderful to attend the Lunch and to see so many amazing women. It really makes one feel humble to hear about their achievements.' 

The event was hosted by comedian and broadcaster Sandy Toksvig, together with Baroness Helena Kennedy Q.C., the President of Women of the Year Lunch and Gill Carrick, the Lunch Chairman.

Guests included the Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, and businesswomen, lawyers, doctors, trade unionists, charity campaigners, sportswomen, farmers, teachers and Chelsea Pensioners.

Other guests were broadcasters Fiona Bruce, Fern Britton, and Julie Etchingham, singer Lulu, actresses Maureen Lipman, Sheila Hancock, Julie Walters, plus  Sue Nichols and Barbara Knox, celebrating 50 years of Coronation Street. 

Published 19 October 2010