The Telegraph is once again joining forces with the Everywoman in Travel Awards to showcase the female adventurers offering inspiration to millions.
The industry’s gender imbalance is a disappointing but inescapable fact, so since 2017 the awards has been shining a light on trailblazing women in the business, from apprentices to CEOs. You can submit your suggestions for several categories here (until July 8), but first have your say in our hunt for this year’s most pioneering woman in travel.
Last year you chose Jo Ruxton, the environmental campaigner and ex-Blue Planet producer who has helped turn the tide against single-use plastics. Among this year’s contenders are University of Cambridge classicist Mary Beard, wildlife enthusiast Saba Douglas-Hamilton, and Belinda Bennett, the first black woman to captain a cruise ship.
Who do you think is most deserving of the title, Pioneer of the Year 2019? To cast your vote, scroll through to our poll at the end of the article. It will close on September 27, ahead of the awards ceremony on November 13.
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