Here are the nine women who were nominated by their respective chapters and Chapter-at-Large members to the inaugural Women of Note Award. Each one has a wonderful story of how they inspire, support and encourage their fellow Sweet Adelines.

The Women of Note 2016 are:

  • Anda van Stegeren from Singing Unlimited
  • Brenda Mansfield from Heartbeat and Mayhem
  • Cynthia Tucker from Somerset Hills
  • Fiona McGlashan from Cambridge Harmony, Phoenix and Footlights
  • Karen Lawson from Forth Valley
  • Kath Anderson from Lace City
  • Pauline Parr from Milltown Sound
  • Valerie Taylor from Vocal Dimension
  • Winifred Topham from Sheffield Harmony


These women were honoured and recognised at the Sunday ceremonies of the Newcastle 2016 Convention where each received a Woman of Note badge presented by Anne Cargill, a member of the International Board of Sweet Adelines International.