One working mum who has already made the list is Penny Gilbert from Didcot, who runs children’s play business The Creation Station, and has two daughters – Lilia, six, and Vesper, two.
She said: “My boss, the franchise owner Sarah Cressall, nominated me.
“I just think it’s an amazing boost for people like me. I’m not one of those people who goes around voting and nominating myself, so it’s just lovely that Sarah nominated me.
“It’s so important for people to have the kudos of being nominated.”
The 34-year-old added: “I was under a lot of pressure in my old job as an investment banker, and I wanted to see Lilia’s last couple of years before she went off to school at South Moreton County Primary School, so I left.
“My daughters always come first and foremost and the business second. I love them to bits, they are my whole world.
“Perhaps I have not grown the business as quickly as I could have done, but I’m happy with my work-life balance.
“My children have benefited from it because they get that mummy time. I try to make sure that I can juggle it all.”
The Creation Station also run arts and crafts sessions and classes for children, and can be hired to run birthday parties.
Mrs Gilbert said: “The Creation Station is all about encouraging creativity for children and letting them think outside the box and be messy.
“We really want to nurture that creative spirit for kids, and my children really benefit from going along as well. It’s so much better because I can put my daughters first.
“They can come with me and join in, and I can schedule classes around their school times and events. I’m very happy with what I’ve managed to achieve.”
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