Baroness Shriti Vadera received the accolade after joining us this year as our new Chair.

Shriti was one of 21 women included in the list for 2021, including US Open winner Emma Raducanu and clean-air campaigner Rosamund Kissi-Debrah, and was recognised for her innovation and decades of experience in smashing glass ceilings in the government and banking.

She said, "We have a claim on the greatest playwright and the best-known plays in the history of world literature. The RSC is based in Stratford-upon-Avon but the brand is global. We want to touch, inspire and transform as many lives as we can through our work."

You can read more from Shriti and the other women on the list at

Shriti Vadera in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre
Shriti Vadera in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
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