A Leicestershire businesswoman with an environmental sustainability startup has won a Women in Innovation Award.

Dr Emma Fieldhouse, who founded Future We Want, is one of 40 women in the UK to be awarded the title.

Emma is currently on the Leicester Startups Accelerator and working on developing a digital version of her carbon footprint game, ‘How Bad are Bananas?’.

Emma said:

“The Women in Innovation Award is an absolute honour and has made it possible to bring forward digitising our educational climate change games which are so desperately needed in this time of immense pressure, change and transition for the world.”

The award will allow Emma to speed up development of her game and launch it at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November.

To other female innovators she says, “You are good enough, you are strong enough, you have resilience that you never knew you had, you can do anything you want to do.”