The search for Business Woman of the Year for 2017 has started as nominations are now open, for this prestigious national award, following the official launch of The Women of the Year Awards and Luncheon 2017 at the House of Lords earlier this month.
Attending the launch of this year’s event, were some of the country’s biggest names and advocates for female industriousness and inspiration; ladies such as Baroness Stedman-Scott, OBE, DL; Arti Halai, TV presenter, author and communications specialist and Joanne McCartney, Deputy Mayor of London. Also present was Business Woman of the Year 2016 Winner, Jacqui O’Donovan, who runs one of London’s leading independent waste management companies.
Pauline Edden, Director, Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards said “I am delighted that, over the last 35 years, we have been able to showcase so many women at this prestigious event – women who have confronted adversity and gone on to achieve great things. Last year’s woman of achievement, Margaret Aspinall, lost her own son at the Hillsborough disaster, yet fought for victims until she achieved justice. Our winners act as amazing role models to all our young people and give inspiration to us all.”
Debbie, Baroness Stedman Scott, said: “Role models for young women and girls should come from a wide variety of backgrounds and industries. So it’s absolutely right that we honour and celebrate businesswomen in this way from right across the UK.”
That’s exactly what this award stands for – encouraging women to be at the top of their game in whatever field they choose. And by doing so, helping not only the women of today, but those of tomorrow and the generations beyond, bringing about a better future for all.
But the awards are not just about achievement, as all profits raised are used to enrich the lives of young people across the length and breadth of our nation, through the charity Tomorrow’s People, and to provide respite care and short breaks for the disabled and their carers through Revitalise; thus giving back wholeheartedly to the community.
One of the longest established awards ceremonies in Britain, The Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards has to date, raised well over £500,000 for its nominated charities.