Bookollective's Esther Harris wins PR & Comms Award
By The Bookollective Team, Jul 5 2019 12:53PM
They are a tiny all female team of three who work with a diverse range of publishing clients - from Zaffre to Pearson to Unicorn, but they are clearly punching above their weight. Co-founder of Bookollective Esther Harris was among the winners in the PR & Communications Category at the WeAreTheCity Rising Stars 2019, sponsored by The Times and Sunday Times, that were announced this Wednesday in London at a glittering and gorgeous ceremony at The Landmark Hotel, London.
WeAreTheCity champions the next generation of female leaders by supporting the pipeline of women forging their way ahead across different sectors. Women from defence, education, creative, PR, banking, tech and finance were all represented at the awards ceremony on Wednesday. There was a joyful atmosphere on the night as hundreds shared stories on how they supported and mentored female colleagues and actively did their bit to encourage equal pay and opportunities across all sectors.
"I am focussed on actively supporting and mentoring other women and I am delighted to win this award," said Esther. "I get a lot of support and encouragement from my co-founders Helen McCusker and Aimee Coveney and I have had great mentors in the past and I enjoy paying it forward. The Publishing and PR sectors are not short of women... but I want to ensure its not all the same type of women who find a way in, stay, get promoted. I just love lifting other women generally. I mean, why wouldn't you?"
The Bookollective team were named among The Bookseller Rising Stars 2017. They also run Literacy Live, a literary festival within a music festival on the South Coast in Portsmouth, Hampshire. Authors such as Women's Prize Shortlisted Yvonne Battle-Fenton, Unbound's Astra Bloom, Nicola Upson, Ana Sampson and many more will all give inspiring and interesting talks to a diverse audience of non bookish and bookish people. And its not all women. Esther said: "We have two men on the programme too!"
For more information on Bookollective visit www.bookollective.com
Literacy Live takes place on 24 and 25 August 2019 https://www.victoriousfestival.co.uk/areas/