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Alex Paske shows the power of sporting role models as she wins 'Women of the Future' award
15th November became a very special day for Mintridge as they celebrated their 100th programme with Olympic Gold Medallist, Crista Cullen at Akeley Wood School as well as their Director, Alex Paske sharing the Sports Award at the 2017 Women of the Future Awards in association with Aviva, held at the Hilton on Park Lane.
The Women of the Future Awards, founded by Pinky Lilani CBE DL in 2006, were conceived to provide a platform for the remarkable female talent in the UK. The awards recognise the inspirational stars of tomorrow across diverse sectors. They are honoured to have HRH The Countess of Wessex as their Global Ambassador, Cherie Blair CBE as the WOF Awards patron, and Sir John Peace, Chairman of Burberry as Chairman of the Awards judging panel.
Alex Paske is the Founder of Mintridge that harnesses the power of positive sporting role models (including Double Paralympic Gold Medallist Danielle Brown MBE and Ex England Netball Captain Pamela Cookey) to increase sports participation, support talent and enhance life skills in young people.
The judges praised Alex for overcoming personal challenges and using her experience for the good of others. Mintridge is already changing lives and has the potential to change sport from school level right through to the international stage. They said that both winners in the Sport category stood out as phenomenal role models and ambassadors for their profession.
Pinky Lilani CBE DL focusses on kindness and collaboration; she has created a wonderful network that Alex can work with to boost the progress of Mintridge as it grows. Alex has been able to meet the rest of the WOF shortlist and alumni at the wonderful array of events that the Women of the Future team host which even included a fantastic reception at Buckingham Palace.
Commenting on her success, Alex said, "Pinky Lilani says to find something in life that is more important than you and devote your life to it, I hope that through Mintridge, I am doing just that.”