The judging panel includes
President of Avon UK and Ireland
Anna Segatti joins the judging panel from October 2007, having taken over as president from Andrea Slater. She began her Avon career in the UK 30 years ago and is delighted to be back.
As head of the leading beauty company selling direct to women, she has a unique insight into the needs and aspirations of women today. Avon offers them an unrivalled career and earnings opportunity through developing new skills and boosting their confidence which in turn has the power to significantly enhance their lives.
Having brought up her family in Italy while juggling the demands of various senior management and executive roles, she knows first hand the pleasure and satisfaction that comes from a job well done. She will use all this experience as a judge for the Hello Tomorrow Fund.
"We know that given the right support, women have the ability and resources inside themselves to make a real difference at home, at work, as volunteers, friends and confidantes and this Fund could open up all kinds of possibilities."
Assistant district governor, Rotary Club of Great Britain
Rosemary combines a demanding job in the world of children's books with a high-profile role in the business community through her membership of the Rotary Club of Northampton. Invited to join the club in 1993, she was the first lady member and in 2005/06 was the first female president. From July she takes on the position of assistant district governor, pushing back the boundaries for women still further within the Rotary movement. As a judge for the Hello Tomorrow Fund she is looking for 'challenging and achievable' projects.
"The two categories involved - community service and awareness and education - exactly embody the ideals and values of Rotary and I am sure there is a rich variety of projects throughout the county just waiting for an opportunity like this to give them a boost."
Editor, Chronicle & Echo
David became editor of the Chronicle & Echo newspaper in Northampton in November 2007 when he joined the judging panel. He has more than 18 years' experience in the newspaper industry and was previously editor of the Bucks Herald in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
During his six years there the newspaper won several industry awards and was Johnston Press Weekly Newspaper of the Year on two occasions.
As a local newspaper editor, David has considerable experience of working with a variety of community initiatives and knows the importance of schemes such as the Hello Tomorrow Fund which can make an incredible difference to thousands of people. "I am delighted to be involved with the Hello Tomorrow Fund and to have this opportunity to support some of the many worthwhile organisations that work so hard and often with little recognition to improve the lives of women in so many ways," he said.