Clarify announces its support for the 2016 Women in Business awards
The 2016 awards hosted by The Business Magazine are now open for entry
Theale-based Business Development specialist, Clarify enters its third year association with the Women in Business awards. In 2014 Clarify’s Founder and CEO, Claire Edmunds was awarded Woman of the Year (SME) and for a second year running, the company is sponsoring the Rising Star award category.
“The Women in Business campaign is a valuable initiative,” commented Clarify’s CEO Claire Edmunds. “It’s not about the exclusion of men but the inclusion of women and acknowledging the real value that diversity can add to businesses. These awards are designed to celebrate those championing change and recognise the successful contribution female talent plays within individual organisations, as well as discover and encourage aspiring business women.”
Edmunds continued, “we would urge businesses in the south to support the awards by nominating their Rising Stars, defined as women who are moving quickly through the ranks and will be tomorrow’s future leaders. We would also love to receive nominations from female entrepreneurs who are excelling in their chosen field.“
The 2015 ‘Rising Star’ was awarded to Maria Llorens a Principal Mechanical Engineer at Bowman Power Group. Originally from Spain, Maria impressed the judges not only with her achievements – her analysis recommendations for jet engine components saved Rolls Royce £10m in the first year of implementation alone – but with her passion for engineering. Maria was recognised as an excellent role model for any young woman considering a career in engineering.
“Winning the Business Magazine’s Rising Star award has been one of the great experiences in my life so far. I wasn’t expecting it at all and I’m very proud my achievements have been recognised – my family and friends are super proud of me!” Commented Maria Llorens
“The Rising Star award has empowered me to push harder to achieve my goals; as a result of winning this award I have had the opportunity to become involved in encouraging more women to enter engineering and I intend to continue this further. In the last year I’ve had the pleasure to be invited as a speaker at an IMEchE conference and participate in a round table discussion – and as a result of my success I have been given the keys to my home town in Spain!”
The Business Magazine is also encouraging nominations for other categories, these include Enlightened Employer, Woman Business Owner of the Year and Champion of Change which is open to both women and men. The latter category rewards those who have implemented cultural change in their working environment and have helped women to realise their potential.
In all categories, the judges are looking for individuals or companies that have their headquarters in the Thames Valley or Solent and South Coast region and which have made a real difference to the role of women in business over the past 12 months.
Entrants can self-nominate or be nominated by work colleagues, customers, suppliers or other associates. Nomination forms can be downloaded at http://womeninbusiness.biz/
The awards close on 17th June 2016 and will culminate in an awards gala evening, hosted by Baroness Michelle Mone at Oakley Hall on 15 September 2016.