Our mission

About Us

The Women’s Prize Trust enriches society by creating equitable opportunities for women in the world of books and beyond.

As a registered charity, we improve access to and appreciation of women’s writing for all readers, providing an awards platform that champions brilliant women writers and role models while nurturing a supportive, global community of readers and writers.

Barbara Kingsolver Winner of the 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction

Our work

Everything we do at the Women’s Prize Trust is underpinned by our mission to change the world through books by women, opening up pathways into reading and writing for the storytellers and booklovers of tomorrow.


We support writers at all stages of their writing journey, providing opportunities to engage with experts, develop the craft of writing, and find a peer group. Our flagship development programme for unpublished writers, Discoveries, aims to seek out, inspire and support writers from those early pages to long-term careers.


We support readers by improving access to and appreciation of women’s writing for all. To ensure that everyone can access the power and magic of books written by women, we donate thousands of books every year, we create free resources and programme lots of welcoming and fun events. We nurture a supportive and lively community of booklovers – come and join the chat on your social media channel of choice.

Our values


We create opportunities for exceptional writing to shine by providing the accessible platform women authors deserve.


We nurture a community of readers, writers and advocates who celebrate and support each other. We unite people through common experiences and shared stories and information.


We are committed to creating lasting change and understanding within the arts and society as a whole for current and future generations.


We champion the diverse and unique voices of women from all backgrounds, empowering them to own their stories and experiences.

The Women's Prize Trust is a charity and we need your support.

We enrich society by creating equitable opportunities for women in the world of books and beyond.

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Our Impact


female novelists made household names


early-career writers supported


readers in the Women's Prize community


books annually donated to women in need

The People

The Women’s Prize Trust is powered by a small but mighty executive team, most of whom work part-time, and a board of trustees who volunteer their time and expertise. The team is responsible for management and execution, and the board is responsible for governance and strategic direction.

We are united by our shared commitment to platforming women’s voices.

The Team

The Board


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