Award Categories

Woman WhoThere are 12 Award Categories for 2017. Have a look at the new categories below:

Each woman nominated should currently work, have their business located or be in education or training in Coventry, Warwickshire or Solihull.

The Deadline for Entries has now closed.

Woman Who…Excels in Business Growth Sponsored by Opt HR (Entry Now Closed)

You will be at Management Level or above in the organisation you work for or you will be a Business Owner.  The business will have been trading for more than 2 years.  You will be an achiever and excel in your chosen field and can demonstrate how you have contributed to the improved financial performance of the business and its continued growth.

Woman Who…Achieves in Business (New Category) Sponsored by Askews Accountants (Entry Now Closed)

You will either be employed or have your own business.  You will have set yourself personal goals and can demonstrate how you have achieved them. You will be able to tell us about your business journey, any challenges or obstacles you have overcome, your goals, aspirations and your achievements to date.

Woman Who…Start Up Sponsored by The Athena Network (Warwickshire) (Entry Now Closed)

Your business will have commenced trading after 1st April 2015. You may be in the early stages of Startup or have been trading for up to 2 years. You will be able to tell us why you started your business, about your initial trading, your financial forecasts, your goals and aspirations and your exciting plans for future growth.

Woman Who…Inspiring and Outstanding Leader Sponsored by Unique Therapies (Entry Now Closed)

You are at a senior level within your organisation (Business Owner or Senior Manager).  You are a leader in business and display your leadership by mentoring, inspiring and encouraging others to achieve. You lead by example and can demonstrate your leadership skills through accelerated growth, improving team performance and financial results.

Woman Who…Exports (New Category) Sponsored by Arthur J Gallagher (Entry Now Closed)

You are at a senior level within your organisation or run your own business.  You export your product or service outside of the UK.  You will be able to tell us about how you prepared your business to be export ready, any challenges you have faced and your successes to date.

Woman Who…Innovates through Technology (New Category) Sponsored by Jigsaw CCS (Entry Now Closed)

You embrace technology in the work that you do. You will be a business woman who innovates and can demonstrate the use of technology within your business and/or your client’s business. You will be able to show us how the use of technology improves business performance and leads to business growth.

Woman Who…Achieves for a Charity or Social Enterprise Sponsored by Alsters Kelley Solicitors (Entry Now Closed)

You are a business woman who is working within a charity or social enterprise or you are doing something very special for your local community, whilst running your own business.  This may be charitable, volunteering, pro bono or simply supporting an organisation with your time. Whatever you are doing, you will be able to tell us how you contribute to the Coventry, Warwickshire & Solihull community through your business activity.

Woman Who…Real Life Entrepreneur Sponsored by Coombe Abbey Hotel (Entry Now Closed)

You will have founded, or have played a key part in growing a successful business or businesses.  You have achieved key milestones to date with continued and sound financial performance, growing year on year. You also have innovative ideas for future business opportunities and growth.  As an entrepreneur, you will be able to show the judges how you have evolved in business to a point where you inspire and mentor others.

Woman Who…Change Champion for Women in Business Sponsored by Linda Scannell Photography

You will support Women in Business initiatives, encourage change in culture and embrace diversity in the workplace. You may be involved in a key position in a Business Network or sit on a Committee or Board within a local or national organisation.  By being an advocate for business women, you will demonstrate how you contribute to initiate and support change.

Woman Who…Networks (New Category) Sponsored by Sipsey Lingerie (Entry Now Closed)

You are a woman in business who understands the concept of networking and its emphasis on building relationships in business.  You may run your own network meetings, attend networking group(s) and network via various social media platforms. You support others in business, work on growing your own network, whilst sharing your own business networking contacts.

Woman Who…Rising Star in Secondary Education Sponsored by The Little Soap Company (Entry Now Closed)

You will be studying at School, College or University, or undertaking a recognised training programme or Apprenticeship.  You will be a true asset to your educational establishment or employer.  You are successful in your studies and you are really going places in the future with your chosen career.  You truly deserve the recognition for your achievements to date.

Woman Who…Rising Star in Further Education or Training Sponsored by Twycross Zoo (Entry Now Closed)

You will be studying at School, College or University, or undertaking a recognised training programme or Apprenticeship.  You will be a true asset to your educational establishment or employer.  You are successful in your studies and you are really going places in the future with your chosen career.  You truly deserve the recognition for your achievements to date.

Woman Who…Special Achievement Sponsored by Woman Who… (Entry Now Closed)

This Award is not eligible for entry yourself and you must be nominated by someone else.  It is presented to a Woman Who has achieved something special in business/education and in the local community.   This category is awarded by Woman Who…