Athena Network has confirmed it will be sponsoring the “Woman Who…Start-Up” Category at the Woman Who…Awards which take place at Coombe Abbey Hotel in May 2017.

The Awards celebrate some of the region’s most outstanding and inspiring business women and role models – women who make a difference in the workplace and in the wider community.

The Awards are an opportunity for women in business in Coventry, Warwickshire & Solihull, to recognise their achievements, inspire others, be recognised for their business successes and gain confidence throughout the whole Awards process.

Ann Burton, Regional Director for the Athena Network in Warwickshire, is passionate about nurturing talent. Ann, a highly motivated and enthusiastic learning and development facilitator, founded Training by Design Ltd, an innovative and forward thinking leadership development and coaching company, offering a comprehensive range of management and leadership development programmes including fully accredited ILM courses, as well as personal and performance coaching.

ann-burtonAnn says “I’m absolutely thrilled, honoured and so excited to be a part of the Women Who…Awards 2017. I had the pleasure of attending the 2016 event, and was completely inspired and moved by the stories of success, determination and sheer grit!  Athena focusses exclusively on female executives and entrepreneurs, and The Athena Network provides a platform for members to share knowledge and experience across a diverse range of industry sectors, and to collaborate for mutual success. The partnership between The Women Who Awards and Athena Network is a perfect combination to develop and grow women in business within our region. I’m looking forward to seeing Athena Members at the forthcoming Women Who Networking events too.”

Sandra Garlick, founder of the Woman Who…Awards and a member of the FSB’s Women in Enterprise Taskforce says, “We are delighted that Athena Network Warwickshire are supporting these Awards and our series of events which take place over the coming months.  These Awards, and our Woman Who… events, are a real opportunity to bring women in business together throughout the region to hear about their business stories and to inspire others”.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Awards, attending the launch of the Woman Who…Network and finding out more about the Woman Who…Awards please visit