Women of the Year 2011 October 12 2011, 0 Comments
Natalie Balmond, recognised by Women of the Year for her contribution towards society.
Natalie Balmond, founder of Purepotions and creator of the innovative Skin Salvation cream, was invited to attend the prestigious lunch for the Woman of the Year Award 2011.
Founded in 1955 by the late Tony Lothian OBE, Women of the Year began as an opportunity to bring together women from all walks of life to celebrate their contribution to society.
The invitation is seen as a great personal accolade for Natalie Balmond who had little idea her efforts in the plight of severe dry skin conditions were being monitored by such a venerable organisation.
"Attending the lunch, I felt really humbled to be in the company of women who had done incredible things for the world," said Natalie after the event. The Lunch was attended by 400 extra-ordinary women from around the UK.
Past winners have included Annie Lennox, Tina Turner, Dame Vera Lynn and Ellen MacArthur. "Gradually I became aware that I wasn't invited because I run a skincare company. I was there because of how the company came about. It was good to know that people within the industry are aware of what we're doing, what we're trying to achieve and are complimentary about it."
Every year there is great interest in who will win the award and many people ask the question: "Who is the Woman of the Year?" To which the organisers tirelessly explain.... "Every woman who is invited is a woman of the year."