International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day

By Donna O’Toole

International Women’s Day is recognised globally.

It is a day to celebrate women’s social, economic, cultural and political achievements. It also serves as an annual call to action for gender parity.

The world may be slowly moving toward equality, but there is still a lot to do

WOMEN LEADERS

One positive trend is the number of women in leadership roles,

  • From 2018 to 2019 the number of women on FTSE 100 boards increased from 29% to 32%
  • 38.9% of FTSE 100 NEDs are women – the most ever recorded
  • From 2018 to 2019, the number of women on FTSE 250 boards increased from 23.7% to 27.3%
  • There are only 3 all-male FTSE 250 boards remaining
  • 32.8% of FTSE 250 NEDs are women.

Source: Cranfield School of Management, The Female FTSE Report 2019

Source: World Economic Forum, The Global Gender Gap Report, 2020

Source: World Economic Forum, The Global Gender Gap Report, 2020

Having women on the board and as business leaders is hugely important.

Women leaders are role models for others to look up to and be inspired to succeed.

And that’s why we celebrate International Women’s Day by encouraging women to put themselves forward and to win awards!

WOMEN IN BUSINESS AWARDS

Winning awards as a business leader or entrepreneur will boost your profile, improve your personal brand and position you at the forefront of your industry!

There are hundreds of awards that specifically recognise women, including;

BEYOUROWN Women in Business Awards

Women in Defence Awards

Women of the Year Awards

The WISE Awards (Women in Science Technology & Engineering)

Computer Weekly 50 Most Influential Women in UK Technology

Stevie Awards for Women in Business

TechWomen 100 Awards

Inspirational Business Women in STEM Awards

But you don’t have to enter awards only for women.

There are lots of entrepreneur and business leader awards open to everyone, where every candidate is judged based solely on their achievements. You can find a list here.

HOW TO WIN AWARDS

So whether you are a businesswoman ready to grow your profile or you know a leading lady who deserves recognition for her achievements, the time to start winning is NOW!

And we’re here to help.

Helping individuals win is something we’re incredibly proud of. If you need some support please get in touch and we can give you the very best chance of winning.

 

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