Society of British and International Design president Vanessa Brady has been announced as the winner Built Environment Category for the 2013 Women in the City Award.
Ms Brady was one of just eight eminent women who secured success and won their category.
The award scheme saw a wide variety of talented female executives from across London and the Home Counties go head-to-head to compete for the Women in the City Award.
On winning the award, Ms Brady said: ‘I’m thrilled to be a finalist representative of businesswomen celebrating the contribution women make to the built environment.
“Externally as an industry sector it could incorrectly be considered male-dominated. This award provides an opportunity to encourage all men in the industry to change that perception and champion women’s success.’
Ms Brady will now go on to contend for the overall 2013 Woman of Achievement Award.
The main Woman of Achievement Award prize for 2013 includes a place on the Accelerated Development Programme delivered by The University of Chicago Booth School of Business at its London campus.
This prize will be presented on Friday 29 November at the 11th Annual Women in the City Celebration Lunch held at Plaisterers’Hall.
The Built Environment is endorsed by RIBA and the WiBSE (Women in Building Services Engineering within the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineering).