Diane Morris recognized for outstanding contribution

diane_morrisCongratulations to Diane Morris who has been named as the 2015 recipient of the TIAW (The International Alliance for Women) Mandy Goetze 21st Century Award. This award is presented annually to a TIAW member who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and success of TIAW, whether a long-standing effort or an exceptional achievement in a specific time frame.

Encouraging women into the boardroom

Diane is a Past President of City Women Network CWN, and also a Past President of TIAW, 2008 -2010. She was responsible for the TIAW programme in London in 2003, successfully promoting its Women on Boards programme to become part of the UK Government’s policy to encourage women into the boardroom.

Experience and success

A graduate of the LSE (London School of Economics), Diane was the inaugural Chair of the LSE’s Female Alumni Network. She has a marketing background, originally for IPC Women’s Magazines and Gillette in the UK, moving into international business media with BBC World, TIME and Fortune Magazine during the ten years she spent in Asia. She moved into conferences with DNMstrategies, the managers of BusinessWeek conferences in Asia. Her experience in Africa, USA and Asia led to an invitation to become a tutor in International Marketing with the Institute of Export and International Trade.

Exceptional achievements

Diane has continued to be very active in women’s networks, as President of Foreign Executive Women (FEW Tokyo)  joining TIAW in 1994, and Programme Director of PrimeTime Business and Professional Women’s Association (Singapore). She is a co-founder of the TIAW World of Difference 100 Awards, and serves on TIAW’s Finance and Board Nomination Committees. She is also the Chairman of the Judging Panel for the European Union Women Inventors and Innovators Awards and a mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation.

Since returning to London in 2001, she has been granted the Freedom of the City of London, and is a Court Assistant and the Fellowship Chairman of The Worshipful Company of Marketors and a Liveryman of The Worshipful Company of World Traders.