Carris Jones, 35, from South London, was unanimously selected to join the choir as an alto singer after several rounds of auditions.
Second Lieutenant Thokozile Muwamba, aged 24, has made history by becoming the first women assigned to this role in the country's history.
The Tate has confirmed Maria Balshaw as the organisation’s new director. She is the first woman to hold the position in its history.
Women account for 31 of the 113 candidates who have been appointed to the Queen’s Counsel, while the number of black and minority ethnic candidates went up from nine to 16 appointees.
John Lewis Partnership has announced Paula Nickolds as its new managing director, making her the first woman to undertake this role in its history.
The fire service marked 150 years of operations in the capital this year, and Cotton is the first woman in its history to assume this role.