We’re delighted that our friend and member Joy Hendry, Editor of Chapman is honoured in this year’s ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’, which saw ten women from the fields of the arts, culture, politics, activism and science honoured and inducted into the esteemed Saltire Society ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ community at a special event as part of the Women of the World, Perth.
Joy Hendry said: “This is a huge honour. I came through an educational system which would have you believe that Scotland has no great literature. I learned from my contemporary writers that we were cheated from our birthright. I used a small magazine to help put that right.
“I am honoured to be here and hope to spend the rest of my life living up to the honour.”
The full list of the ten inductees are:
Professor Jill Belch, Professor of Vascular Medicine Ninewells Hospital and Medical School Dundee,
Professor Margaret Bennett, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow
Jackie Brierton MBE, CEO of GrowBiz
Fiona Dalgetty, Ceannard / Chief Executive, Fèis Rois
Joy Hendry, Editor of Chapman
Celia Hodson, Founder of Hey Girls:
Louise Macdonald OBE, Chief Executive Young Scot:
Zakia Moulaoui, Founder & CEO at Invisible Cities
Emma Ritch, Executive Director of Engender
Heather Stewart, Creative Director, British Film Institute
Since it began in 2015, the ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ induction has recognised and celebrated Scottish women from all walks of life and the inspiration their achievements set for the next generation. Each year, the campaign invites members of the public to nominate living contemporary examples of Scottish women who have made a significant contribution to Scottish culture and society for induction into the Outstanding Women of Scotland community. Past inductees have included singer-songwriter and activist Annie Lennox, bestselling author J.K. Rowling and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. 2020 is planned to be the year that Saltire brings together its 40 inductees in a mentoring strategy to support and further inspire Scotland’s young people.
Taking place as part of the Women of the World Perth celebration, the special ceremony saw each inductee with a limited edition print from artist and illustrator Natasha Russell https://www.natasharussell.com/
Speaking on behalf of the Saltire Society, Director Sarah Mason said:
We are excited to be building the Outstanding Women of Scotland community again in 2019 and having the opportunity to celebrate these amazing women and the work they do to make Scotland and further afield a better place to live, work and play. Without these women, Scotland would be a darker place and we are privileged to be able to take this moment to celebrate and thank them.
As well as recognising these women for their contribution, the Outstanding Women of Scotland Community is creating a tangible list of women who can, will and do inspire generations to come.