Congratulations to our winners!  

Winners of The Atherton Award receive a trophy, certificate, investment, and mentoring time. You'll also get access to a private Slack group that links you with the national community of winners. In this private space you'll get access to workshops and the chance to connect with other female entrepreneurs from other schools and years.


Didn't win the award? That's ok. The entrepreneurial path is filled with rejection and people saying no to you. The secret is to get back up and try again. Whilst listening and learning is key to improving as a founder and leader, never let anyone tell you what you can't do. You are capable of anything you set your mind to, and with a little luck and the right timing, what started as a small idea in your bedroom could end up changing the world. 


Class of 2024  

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Class of 2023 

Rebecca T. Wycombe Abbey Designed a Product: Hardware prototype which recycles lost heat energy from fridges
Willow G. Lady Eleanor Holles (LEH) Designed a Product: Compostable shoe made from biopolymers
Saanvi D. Henrietta Barnett Improved STEM Skills: Completed MIT Entrepreneurship course
Sunniva K., Kara, Honor, Olivia, Georgia, Ella, Katie Benenden Designed a Product: Underwear company that achieved £2,000+ in profit
Anna W. City of London School for Girls Started a Business: Built a website teaching coding with 2,000+ users
Charlotte H. Putney High Started a Business: Sold ergonomically designed bag made from offcuts
Sri Akshata T. Croydon High Improved STEM Skills: Harvard CS50 Coding course
Cassia M. Wimbledon High Started a Business: Started a fashion brand upcycling fast fashion
Anusha U. Norwich High Started a Business: Coded a website to teach maths formulas in a fun virtual environment
Charlotte H. Howell's Improved STEM Skills: Learned Javascript and used it to create revision games
Mira B. South Hampstead High Started a Business: Built an AI tool to curate Youtube video results
Kadisha W. Belvedere Academy Started a Business: Created and sold a jewelry range
Sophie C. Bath High Started a Business: Started a refillery from home, to reduce neighbours' plastic packaging
Rhea C. Northwood High Started a Business: Created an e-marketplace for purchasing and exchanging second-hand school material
Jennifer Z. Oxford High Designed a Product: Iterations of a coaster that detects if a drink has been spiked

Class of 2022 

Benenden & Colchester High School for Girls 

Class of 2021

Fara B., Benenden

Started a Non-Profit: STEM in Africa, which aims to encourage and galvanise more young African students, primarily females by, organising events, hosting speakers, sponsoring children and more. In 2020, they hosted a science fair for 70 disadvantaged children. Since winning the award, they've hosted a summer camp of masterclasses in Lagos for which they raised 5million Naira. Now they are building a science hub in Lagos from repurposed plastic bottles, for their students to be innovative and collaborate.