Women in Business to celebrate inspiring women across NI with new awards

  • The inaugural Women in Business Inspiring Women Awards will be held virtually and will be free to attend on Sunday 7 March, to celebrate incredible women across Northern Ireland from all backgrounds and walks of life.

    Formerly focused on celebrating women in the workplace, female entrepreneurs and business leaders, this year Women in Business adapted their awards campaign in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The categories for the Inspiring Women Awards include the Person of Purpose Award; Mentor of the Year Award; Agent of Change Award; Generosity of Spirit Award; Innovator of the Year Award.

    Women in Business chief executive, Roseann Kelly said: “Primarily a business network, the aim of Women in Business ordinarily is to celebrate and encourage women to achieve success in the workplace and in their roles as female business leaders and entrepreneurs.

    "But over the past year we have appreciated more than ever the amazing achievements of women from all walks of life.

    "Whether it’s an amazing mother, businesswoman, nurse, CEO, teacher, colleague or carer, I would warmly encourage women to nominate themselves, a peer, family member or colleague, so that we can celebrate together the inspiring women who have changed the lives of others for the better.”

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    Virgin Media is sponsoring the awards ceremoney, and Women in Business will announce the winner of each categories on their social media channels, ahead of the live event.

    A live vote during the virtual awards ceremony, combined with the judges scores will decide the overall Inspirational Woman of the Year Award.

    The interactive, virtual awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 7 March from 7pm - 8pm, hosted by Pamela Ballantine and coinciding with the celebration of International Women's Day on Monday 8 March.

    Entries are now open. Nomination deadline is midnight Friday 26 February. For more information on award categories and entry forms visit www.womeninbusinessni.com.

    Details on how to book complimentary tickets will be announced soon.

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