The closing date for nominations for the inaugural East Midlands Women’s Awards has been extended to Friday 6th October, due to an overwhelming level of interest.
The Awards – the first of its kind in the East Midlands region – aims to recognise women who live and work in the counties that make up the East Midlands: Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Rutland, and Northamptonshire. These are women who, through their outstanding activities across a wide range of sectors, make a significant contribution to the development and economic stability of their region.
The Rutland town of Uppingham is the ‘Host Town for the EMWA 2017’. The inaugural gala ceremony will take place on Friday 20th October at the Falcon Hotel, Market Place, Uppingham. There are 10 categories up for grabs, which will reflect activities across the social spectrum, from ambitious entrepreneurs to community champions and Market Town Leader.
Founder, Sandra Pollock said:
“The East Midlands is full of high-achieving women working in all sectors, yet we lack a regional celebration or recognition of this. Women make an outstanding contribution to our economy, innovation, creativity, community or towards business development. Statistic show regional employment is above the National average and the number of hours women put in slightly less than that of their male counterparts. Acknowledging women’s efforts will provide aspiration for further achievement.”
She adds; “We are thrilled at the quality of nominations across all Award sectors but do appeal to anyone who’s not yet posted their nomination to get in touch over the next few days. Go to our website for more information on nominating successfully”.
The event is organised by Women in Management UK, working in partnership with the Uppingham Business Forum who are seeking business and sponsorship partners for these prestigious awards. They will be fundraising for two charities – Healing Little Hearts and Equation – in the region and will also offer raffle prizes on the night.