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Everything you need to know about GLAMOUR Women of The Year Awards 2021: The Gamechangers



This month, not only are we celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March, but it’s also GLAMOUR UK’s 20th anniversary: two decades of being a proud feminist leader – nay, force! – championing women and campaigning for equality and justice. So what better way to mark both these occasions than with the return of the GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards – albeit virtually, cos you know, Covid.

We all know that we’re living in ‘unprecedented times’, and in the past 12 months, never has there been more to shout about: from diminishing gender equality due to the pandemic to the global groundswell of fury in the wake of George Floyd’s death to protecting our precious planet.

It has never been more important for us to speak up and incite positive change. This is why we have rebranded the GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards 2021: The Gamechangers.

“In a year of great change, we are thrilled to be celebrating those who have incited change, not only in their chosen fields, but also on the world stage: altering the conversation through activism and empowerment. This is why we’ve named 2021’s Awards: The Gamechangers,” says GLAMOUR UK Editor-in-Chief, Deborah Joseph.

So, how do you get in on the action, watch the Awards show and find out who our epic list of winners is? Scroll down to find out everything you need to know about GLAMOUR’s Women of The Year Awards 2021: The Gamechangers.

What is the GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards?

The GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards is internationally recognised in honouring extraordinary and inspirational women from all walks of life: politicians to pop stars, actors to athletes and past winners have included: Serena Williams, Angelina Jolie, Adele, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Hudson.

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Today the role and perception of celebrity has shifted; in 2021 it has become of paramount importance for those in the public eye to use their platforms for good. So while all our 2021 winners may be exceptional in their chosen fields, they are even more exceptional in their global gamechanging.

The GLAMOUR Women of The Year Awards 2021: The Gamechangers will honour women who have broken down barriers, incited change and campaigned for justice throughout their careers, right now and as we move into the future.

Through a careful process, our selection panel has chosen 20 categories – 19 women and one man – of winners who have not only excelled in their given field, but have proven gamechanging on the global stage. Powerful, inspirational humans who have chosen to use their platform to incite and cause meaningful change to society, either over the course of their careers, or in recent months.

When and where can I watch the GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards 2021?

It’s been four long years since the last GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards in 2017, when we could all party IRL, but this year’s event promises to be just as special, despite being virtual.

The event will take place at 7pm on Thursday 11 March and will be streamed LIVE on glamourmagazine.co.uk on this very link – so everyone can attend!

Who is hosting the Women of the Year Awards?

The event is hosted by the inimitable Katherine Ryan and filmed at The Court in London’s Soho,(in accordance with Covid safety guildelines) and features virtual acceptance speeches from our 20 Gamechanging winners across the globe, plus a special musical performance.

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Who are the winners of the GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards?

There are 20 Gamechanging winners of our Awards, in 20 categories across the worlds of music, acting, tech, sports, fashion and more. The full list of award winners will be announced at the Awards show on 11 March, but today we can reveal that Little Mix are our Gamechangers in Music award winners and have been exclusively interviewed and shot – for the first time as a trio – for one of our Women of the Year covers.

Don’t forget to look out for six more special March digital covers, celebrating GLAMOUR Women of The Year 20th anniversary and some gamechanging, big-name winners.

What are the categories in the Women of the Year Awards?

  • Gamechangers in Music: Little Mix
  • New Gen Gamechanger
  • Beauty Gamechanger
  • Gamechanging Model
  • Gamechanging Rising Star
  • Gamechanging Charity
  • Gamechanging Influencer
  • Gamechanging Creator
  • Gamechanging Author
  • Gamechanging Man
  • Gamechanging Entrepreneur
  • Mental Health Gamechanger
  • Justice Gamechanger
  • Sports Gamechanger
  • Tech Gamechanger
  • Fashion Gamechanger
  • Wellness Gamechanger
  • Gamechanging Actor
  • Environmental Gamechanger
  • Gamechanging Icon

Over the next 10 days we shall be revealing more exciting news about the GLAMOUR Women of the Year Awards 2021: The Gamechangers, teasers ahead of the BIG NIGHT, plus exclusive interviews and shoots… so stay tuned and tune in on Thursday 11 March. Time to dust off your glad rags and have occasion to celebrate!



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