2022 Grand Final Winner

Noky Simbani is Miss Universe Great Britain 2022

Noky Simbani

Noky graduated from the University of Birmingham with a master’s degree in chemical engineering. The breadth of knowledge and skills that she gained from studying a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree has widened her career options significantly and she is now a commercial banker, leading enterprise growth across the country.

Noky said: “With only eight FTSE100 companies headed by women, being a woman in a man’s world can be hugely challenging. I strive to transform this statistic, not only by empowering myself, but by empowering other women.”

Outside of her regular work, Noky speaks in panel events alongside senior leaders, raising awareness for the impact of unconscious bias and how it can be combated through inclusive cultures. She also volunteers as a careers ambassador, supporting young people across Great Britain to develop the skills they need to succeed in their future careers. Additionally, Noky chairs a council of graduates who organise events and campaigns to support the smooth transition of students into graduate life. Travel has been an important source of empowerment for her and in 2019, she took a two-month solo trip across Asia and Australia.

Noky encourages all women to push themselves, seek adventure and be empowered in the workplace – and will be proudly taking this message to Miss Universe 2022!

Applications are now open for Miss Universe Great Britain 2023… so apply today!