Nominations for the 2017 Woman Who…Awards will open shortly. The Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday 5th May 2017 at Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry.
In the meantime, take a look at our 2017 Award Categories and the Guidelines for Entry. Each category has its own criteria and this year we have given you a few pointers about what our Judges are looking for. All of the important deadlines and dates are included, so please make a note of them.
Last year, we received over 120 nominations for our Awards, so please don’t leave it until the last minute to enter.
The Awards are free to enter and you can enter more than one category. We encourage you to nominate yourself and we would love it if you would nominate other women in business too. If you are nominating someone else, don’t worry if you don’t know all of the information. We will contact all nominees and ask them for more information to ensure that our Judges have everything they need when short listing.
Entering the Woman Who…Awards is all about confidence…many of those who entered our 2016 Awards didn’t nominate themselves as they thought they weren’t good enough, wouldn’t win, haven’t achieved anything in business. They were wrong! You have probably already achieved great things right now. You have secured that promotion, you have started a new business, you have won a contract, you have been trading for 5 years, you have hit a financial target etc. These are all great achievements.
You might not have entered for an Award previously and that’s okay too. We ensure that we guide you through each step of the journey right from nomination to the Awards lunch, and beyond. It’s not just about one day in the calendar. If you are unsure about what information to give us, just ask. Everything you tell us is treated as confidential and we only release the information on the day of the Awards that you are happy with.
So what have you got to lose? Our Nominations will open on Monday 17th October .
Have a look at what some of our Winners and Finalists said about their experience last year:
“I was overwhelmed to win the Woman Who… Business Network Award on behalf of Kenilworth Chamber of Trade, this was a very tough category and all nominees have worked very hard to promote their business networks. I am lucky to have a strong and active committee alongside me and we are delighted to receive the recognition.” (Seanna Holland, Packsmart Limited & Chair of the Kenilworth Chamber of Trade -Winner of the Woman Who…Business Network Award)
“I am so proud and overwhelmed to have won the Woman Who…Excels in Business Award and still can’t quite believe it. It’s the first time in my career that I have been up for a personal award and to be nominated by colleagues and friends is an honour in itself. Then to win and be recognised in such a way has given me an amazing sense of achievement and put a big smile on my face.” (June Picken, Director of Sales, Coombe Abbey-Winner of the Woman Who…Excels in Business Award)
“As a women in STEM I was thrilled to be nominated and I feel incredibly proud to have been selected as the winner of the Women Who…Inspires category. Games have inspired me throughout my life and through the use of game thinking and game design it is my hope that I can make the world a more playful place and reignite passion for learning.” (Helen Routledge, Totem Learning-Winner of the Woman Who…Inspires Award)
“We were thrilled and delighted to have been nominated and selected as finalists for this award. We feel it a great honour to have been chosen as the winners and recognised for the work we do. We would like to thank all of the judges for voting for us and of course to thank you our staff team without whose hard work, dedication and commitment to Appoint Us it would be impossible to deliver the services that we do. Thank you again. Julie and Fiona” (Julie Earls & Fiona Garrigan, Appoint Us Services-Winner of the Woman Who…Gives back to the Community Award)
“Networking Mummies is proud to be a Woman Who…Finalist and to be among such fantastic businesses within the Business Network category. Networking is such an important part of growing a business and these awards just show how many fantastic networks are available to us within Coventry and Warwickshire.” Stacey Calder & Laura Morris, Networking Mummies-Finalist of the Woman Who…Business Network Award)
“We were really excited to hear we won the Startup category of the Woman Who… awards and received the news in the midst of running a deep and powerful workshop for 10 people. We never expected to win an award in our first year of business and we are delighted to have won this one as it recognises the courage and leadership we have shown in launching and leading a pioneering global business. Every day we take risks, make mistakes, recover and recalibrate and it’s wonderful to see this coming to fruition and being recognised. A huge thank you to our extended team who support and inspire us behind the scenes and continue to enable us to grow a sustainable high growth business.” (Jude Jennison & Emma Taylor, The Leadership Whisperers-Winner of the Woman Who…StartUp Award)
“I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience from Nomination through to recognition as a Finalist in the 2016 Woman Who…Awards in the Start Up category. I’ve never entered anything this like this before and I’ve made some great friends through the experience. I’m honoured and grateful for the support from my family and friends and their belief in me. I’ve come a long way in a very short time in business and it’s a great achievement to be recognised for my efforts. Well done to all Finalists and Winners. I’m looking forward to the Woman Who… Awards 2017.” (Rachel Wade, Opt HR-Finalist of the Woman Who…StartUp Award)
“I was pleasantly surprised when I was nominated for this award by my lecturer; Emily Keal. It means a lot to me and has improved my self-belief and confidence. I enjoyed the awards ceremony as it was a new and unique experience for me and the various speeches from the presentations have inspired me to push myself further and achieve bigger and better things. Thank you for the award.” (Lucy Reynolds-Warwickshire College-Winner of the Woman Who…Rising Star Award)
“I was very pleased with the Award; it was a privilege to be recognised by both WMG and Woman Who, for recognising my handwork and progress I have gained from attending WMG Academy. My parents and family were extremely proud of me receiving the Award. Thank you once again.” (Krushma Bosamia-Warwick Manufacturing Group-Winner of the Woman Who…Rising Star Award)