BENEFITS TO ENTERING THE WIE AWARDS 2018:
Fulfill your business and personal potential
Receive the recognition you deserve
Recognise someone else that deserves praise
Attract new business or potential opportunities
You can nominate yourself, or someone else for the following awards.
There will be three shortlisted in each category, and each shortlisted person/company will receive either a Gold (winner), Silver or Bronze award. Entries close at 6pm on 7th September 2018.
UNSUNG HERO 2018
NEW AWARD CATEGORY FOR 2018!
The Unsung Hero Award was established to recognize and acknowledge a particular person who has made significant contributions above and beyond his/her position in an organization. The recipient may not have been otherwise recognised for his/her accomplishments and achievements.
INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2018
For a woman who has inspired others, maybe done something out of the ordinary to help others, a role model in the workplace. Maybe she has battled against enormous odds, and yet still continues to contribute to the workplace.
ENLIGHTENED EMPLOYER AWARD 2018
Supporting women in the workplace. For companies of any size that have shown exceptional commitment to gender equality in the workplace. They will be able to demonstrate a forward-thinking, proactive and creative approach to enabling women to realise their full potential. This could include taking action in areas such as recruitment, employee recognition and development, flexible working, helping women returning to the workplace or any other ways of creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture which enables women to excel.
THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2018
For a woman who has been ahead of her time in all aspects of business for some considerable time.
WOMAN BUSINESS OWNER/MD OF THE YEAR 2018
To qualify for the award nominee must own at least 10% of the business or been working in a full time senior management level position within the company at least 12 months in the last 24 months.
BEST CHAMPION OF CHANGE OF THE YEAR 2018
This award is to recognise a man who has demonstrated their ability and commitment to raising the value of diversity and inclusiveness in their work environment. The successful candidate will be able to show how their ability to influence or bring about cultural change in the workplace has given rise to more support for gender diversity and equality.
RISING STAR OF THE YEAR 2018
For the woman under 35 who has shown ambition and determination in the workplace (must be under 35 on 1 November 2017).
BEST NEW BUSINESS/START UP OF THE YEAR 2018
Best New Business/Start Up of the Year which are owned or part owned by a woman (business must be less than 12 months old on 1 November 2017).
MENTOR OF THE YEAR 2018
The Mentor of the Year will be a male or a female who has gone the extra mile as a mentor of women in business, or young businesses over the past year. The winner will have shown willingness to volunteer their time to supporting one or more new or growing businesses and/or supporting one or more individuals in their chosen career. They will be inspiring and dedicated to diversity and inclusion.
TEACHER/ACADEMIC DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR 2018
We are looking for a woman working in education who has gone that extra mile for children, teenagers or students.
CHARITABLE ENDEAVOUR OF THE YEAR 2018
For an individual or business who has campaigned to help underprivileged women.