Guests began the evening with a champagne reception overlooking the glittering Canary Wharf skyline and River Thames. Friends and colleagues old and new greeted one another warmly after two days of content-packed roundtables, panel discussions and workshops at the EMEA Summit.
Following a sumptuous gala dinner, FEM's Event Director, Sally Martin took to the stage to signal the start of the evening's awards.
Comedian Shappi Khorsandi announced each category and the winners were greeted by thunderous applause and in many cases, whoops of delight.
A live Twitter wall reflected the increasing level of excitement as it grew. Take a look at the tweets - and add your own.