CEO of Gaia Innovation named Financial Times and HERoes top 50 women in business

Julia Muir named one of the top 50 Financial Times and HERoes global champions of women in business.

Awards celebrate the men and women making fantastic strides to create greater gender diversity in the workplace.

Julia Muir, CEO of Gaia Innovation has been named by the Financial Times and HERoes campaign as one of the top ten global champions of women in business.

The FT and HERoes Champions of Women in Business lists are a powerful celebration of the fantastic strides being made by women across the UK and around the world to increase gender diversity in business. The announcement named women and men who have created innovative programmes to increase gender diversity.

They are published annually by the Financial Times, showcasing female business leaders and their male allies.

Candidates are judged according to the following criteria:

  • Activities undertaken internally to champion women in business
  • Activities a nominee is involved with outside of the workplace that help to champion women in business
  • Recent and significant business achievements
  • Seniority and influence in the business


Founder of HERoes, Suki Sandhu comments:

“While there are a number of role model lists celebrating successful women, the FT and HERoes Champions of Women in Business Lists are different. They recognise those individuals who are using their personal success as a springboard for others, working to address the lack of gender diversity at all levels in business.”

Julia Muir is the firm’s CEO and the founder of the UK Automotive 30% Club, a group of progressive CEOs and MDs who are actively working to close the gender gap in the industry. She is also the Vice President of the Automotive Fellowship International. Julia is a volunteer speaker for the Speakers for Schools charity, and is a supporter of the Inspiring Women campaign.