Award Categories 2022

Network Ireland 2022 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.

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is Thursday 7th April 2022 6pm, NO EXTENSIONS

 

 

Award Categories 2022

 

CATEGORY Criteria

Emerging New Business

This Individual Award is to recognise professional Women who have established a new business and trading for 3 years or less.

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 2022, number of employees is not a defined criteria for this category

 

Solo Businesswoman

This Individual Award is to recognise the solo businesswomen.

The business can operate as a sole trader or limited company.

This category is open to business owners with no employees.

Eligibility: trading for 3 years or more at 1st Jan 2022, NO employees. 

 

Established Businesswoman

This Individual Award is to recognise professional Women who have been operating/running a business and trading for 3 years or more. There must be at least two people working in the business. 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 2022, number of employees is defined as two or more for this category including the owner if working in the business.

 

Creative Professional

This Individual Award is to recognise creative professional women. These women can be a business owner or an employee in the creative sector.

Examples of creative professionals include: 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.

 

STEM Professional

This Individual award is to recognise professional women in STEM.  This category is open to business owners or employees 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.

 

Employee – Rising Star

This Individual award is to recognise a professional woman who shows passion for her work, has made important advances in her chosen career path and is acknowledged as a future leader in business. It is open to any employee who is starting out on their career.

Eligibility: Less than 3 years at 1st Jan 2022 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 their chosen career.  Eligibility: More than 3 years at 1st Jan 2022 in a given profession.

 

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.