Midlands & South West judging panel

Prof. Christine Bamford

Founder and CEO, Women’s Coin

Christine Bamford

Christine is the Founder and CEO of Women’s Coin, a fintech company offering the first global blockchain token supporting empowerment for women and girls through education.

Christine is also programme director for Stepping Up, an award-winning diversity leadership programme from Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Stepping Up is supported by Bristol City Council and an ecosystem of partners from public, commercial and third sectors. By 2021, 400 diverse leaders will have undertaken the programme. 

Prior to becoming a social entrepreneur, Christine held top posts in government and the public sector. Recently, Christine was voted one of Industry Era Magazine’s 2020 Best Female Leaders. She is also Visiting Professor at Edinburgh Napier University Business School. A Fellow CIPD, Christine has studied at Stanford University, California and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston. 

In her role as a judge in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Awards 2021 UK, Christine will be looking for entrepreneurs who create social value and focus on digital innovation.