Network Ireland 2021 Businesswoman of the Year Awards
Ireland is full of talented and dedicated female professionals. They have successful careers, run successful businesses, but in many cases also juggle the needs of their families plus are involved in the community and carry out voluntary work.
Network Ireland Businesswoman of the Year awards are designed to recognise the achievement of these women. Awards are divided into 8 categories, see listed below, so there is a category suitable for every professional woman.
Previous applicants have benefited from publicity in print media and social media, both locally and nationally. Throughout the process of applying for these awards, applicants get a chance to review their current position, think about their future direction, improve strategic focus and learn more about themselves and what they would like to achieve in the future.
This year we will run 14 Local branch finals. The winners of these will go forward to represent their branch at a national level. Winners are chosen by a panel of business experts based on the information supplied in the application form.
The judging panels are looking for women who understand business, who are passionate about their career/business, and show a determination to succeed no matter what life throws at them.
Take a look at the categories and the application form, and don’t forget to contact your local Network Ireland Branch for further details and support.
The closing date for receipt of online applications is 5pm Friday 16th April 2021
Award Categories 2021
This award is to recognise solo businesswomen. The business can operate as a sole trader or limited company. This category is open to business owners.
Eligibility: trading for 3 years or more at 1st Jan 2021, without employees.
Emerging New Business
This category is to recognise professional women who have established a new business. The business entity can operate as a sole trader/partnership or limited company. This category is designed to recognise what these women have achieved.
Eligibility: Less than 3 years in business on 1st Jan 2021, number of employees is not a defined criteria for this category
This category is to recognise professional women who have been operating/running a business and trading for 3 years or more. They must employ 2 or more employees. The business entity can operate as a sole trader/partnership or limited company. These women will be able to show the impact that they create running their business.
Eligibility: More than 3 years in business on 1st Jan 2021, number of employees is defined as two or more for this category.
Employee – Rising Star
This award is to recognise professional women working within a company who have made important advances in their chosen career path and are acknowledged as a future leader in business while showing passion and drive for their work. It is open to employees who are starting out on their career.
Eligibility: Less than 3 years at 1st Jan 2021 in a given profession.
Employee – Shining Star
This award is to recognise professional women, who demonstrate ambition and dedication to their careers. It is open to employees who can show excellence and commitment in her chosen career. Eligibility: More than 3 years at 1st Jan 2021 in a given profession.
This category is to recognise creative professional women. Examples of creative professionals include: Designers, Artists, Sculptors, Musicians, Photographers, Poets, Songwriters, Dancers, Singers, Architects, Make-up artists, Stylists, Bakers. This award will go to recognise the creative achievements of the individual
Eligibility: applicant can be a business owner or an employee in a relevant business.
This award is to recognise professional women in STEM. This category is open to applicants working within the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics sector. This award will go to recognise the contribution of the individual to the STEM sector.
Eligibility: The applicant can be a business owner or an employee in a relevant business.
POWER WITHIN CHAMPION
This award is to recognise women who have used their Power Within to great impact.
Eligibility: This category is open to all members to recognise the amazing women they are.