Inspiring Women in Business

We are back and continuing to make a change
You only have to look around you to realise that the UK is full of talented, often visionary businesswomen of all ages, working at
every level and in all sectors. Now in their second year, these awards are an opportunity to recognise their achievements and also to
celebrate the employers, big and small, that have driven equality by their actions as well as their words.


What's in it for you

The awards are for inspirational women and forward thinking businesses that are enabling and championing gender equality.

Raise your profile

Winners will be profiled in Management Today, the country’s longest-running business title.


This is your chance to highlight your work and celebrate your achievements.

Inspire Others

Showcase your work and be a role model for the next generation. You can’t be what you can’t see.

Be the best

Be the best in your industry. Be a name. Be inspirational.

Inspiring Women Network

Be part of Management Today’s Inspiring Women network: Receive discounted rates to our conferences and events, meet like-minded businesswomen, boost your network and share tips.
For Businesses


As a leader on the issue of gender equality - Show us what you have implemented to drive equality in the workplace.


Get your company's efforts recognised on a national scale. Motivate and retain the talent you have - Prove you are the best. 


Entering the Women in Business awards will boost your place within a saturated market, making your company stand out from competitors helping to attract potential new employees


Boost your company profile and credibility by increasing your exposure: You will be promoted to Management Today’s audience including 135,000 monthly users and 13,000 online bulletin subscribers. 

Key Information

Dates for your diary

Early Bird Deadline: Wednesday 17 March
Standard Deadline: Wednesday 14 April
Extended Deadline: Wednesday 21 April
Shortlist Announced: Wednesday 19 May
Awards ceremony: Thursday 24 June 

Entry Fees

Early Bird entry fee: £350.00 + VAT per entry 
Standard entry fee: £450.00 + VAT per entry


CEO of the Year
This award honours the outstanding, ambitious and visionary female leaders that are helping to build and grow world-class firms. Nominees must provide evidence of business performance, leadership and growth, development of company culture and sector impact. We welcome entries from businesses of all sizes.


Director of the Year
This award celebrates the female directors leading and supporting Britain’s businesses. Judges will look at how financial targets and KPIs have been met/exceeded, the vision for growth, innovation and the leader’s understanding of key challenges, customers and the competitive landscape.


Manager of the Year
This award showcases the country’s inspiring and hard-working female managers – the unsung business heroines. Nominees must provide details of the size of the team they manage, budget responsibility, development of staff and how they have exceeded KPIs.


Rising Star
We want to shine a spotlight on Britain’s female rising stars by honouring those showing great promise in the first three years in their role (at any level). Nominees must demonstrate impact and ambition.


Entrepreneur of the Year
Showcasing the female entrepreneurs who are building UK-based businesses - and have the ambition, energy, skill and vision to scale the heights. Entrants must demonstrate their impact on business performance and/or revenue growth.


Mentor of the Year
This award pays tribute to the female and male role models who generously support, mentor and sponsor women, using their skills to help others flourish.


Champion of Change
Honouring those women and men who are constantly pushing the boundaries of equality and gender balance and making dynamic and brave changes within their workplace or industry.


Equality Initiative of the Year
Recognising an exceptional corporate initiative that has helped to support and nurture women within the organisation, and close the gender pay gap.


Flexible Working Initiative of the Year
Showcasing a flexible working initiative that has helped to attract and retain staff, improve staff wellbeing and company culture, and had a positive impact on business performance.


Recruitment Campaign of the Year
Women are still underrepresented at every level in the corporate talent pipeline. This award recognises a groundbreaking and innovative recruitment campaign that has helped a business to transform its employer brand and attract more female talent.


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