The Rising Star Award celebrates those in full time education, undertaking a recognised training course or apprenticeship.

What a great opportunity to recognise your daughter, niece, or a young colleague in your business.

Previous winners of the Rising Star category have gone on to do great things and have also been noticed because of their win.

Here’s what one of last year’s Rising Star Award winners said:

Attending the Woman Who awards was an amazing experience and, 2 years ago, I never thought I’d be standing in the same room as so many incredible women.

Winning a Rising Star Award blew me away and the experience has inspired me to keep on striving to be the best I can be every single day

Stephanie Haynes, Horiba Mira

Do you know you a Rising Star?

Take a look at the entry criteria below and ENTER NOW

Woman Who Achieves Rising Star Award

You are a young woman currently in education, further education, training or undertaking a recognised apprenticeship in the UK. Tell us about what you have achieved to date and what your goals and aspirations are for the future. Think big!

There are several sub categories for the Rising Star Awards so please select which category you are entering:

  • Secondary Education
  • Further Education (College or University)
  • Apprenticeships and Training

(Categories are subject to change). You may enter more than one category by simply copying your entry to another category.


The Judges want to hear about your journey so far. They don’t want to read your UCAS submission, they want to know about the real you, your studies, your passion and your achievements to date. What makes you stand out? This isn’t all about Academics! Are you an artist, creative or have experience in media or technology? Have you travelled, won an award or raised a significant amount of money for a local charity? Please provide examples and use all the relevant space.

ENTER NOW  (Deadline Midnight on Sunday 22nd March 2020)

Take a look at the highlights of the 2019 Awards Lunch.


Delivered in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB East & West Midlands Regions)


Although these Awards are held in the Midlands, you may enter wherever you are based in the UK providing that you are able to attend the Awards Lunch on Friday 1st May if selected as a Finalist, in Warwickshire.

The Rising Star category Finalists are not interviewed.