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Do you know a remarkable woman who deserves recognition for her achievements in 2020? The inaugural WIB Inspiring Women Awards in partnership with Virgin Media Business will celebrate women from all walks of life who have gone above and beyond to unite and inspire, and who have changed the lives of others for the better.
 
The chances are you’ll not have to look too far to find an ordinary woman doing extraordinary things. Whether it’s an amazing mother, businesswoman, nurse, CEO, teacher, colleague or carer, don’t miss this chance to nominate and celebrate them for the wonderful impact they have on the wider community!
 
We invited nominations in the following categories:
  • Person of Purpose Award
  • Mentor of the Year Award
  • Agent of Change Award
  • Generosity of Spirit Award
  • Innovator of the Year Award
A category that was not open for nomination was the overall award The Inspirational Woman of the Year Award.  The winner of this awards will be chosen from the winners of the categories above.  A live vote during the live virtual awards ceremony combined with the judges scores will decide the Inspirational Woman of the Year Award.
 
Nominations will be shortlisted, and winners selected by a panel of highly esteemed judges. 
 
The awards will be presented to the winners at a live and interactive virtual awards ceremony on Sunday 7th March hosted by the fabulous Pamela Ballantine.  The live event will coincide with the celebration of International Women's Day on Monday 8th March.  During the event, we will hear the stories of the inspirational winners. Tickets are now available to book.
 
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We are also delighted that we have a fabulous prize to offer to one of our attendees of the awards.  The prize is an overnight stay with dinner at the luxurious Grand Central Hotel, Belfast. 

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Enjoy a night away in the city and sip cocktails in the stunning Observatory coktail bar followed by a scrumptious dinner in the Seahorse restaurant.  To be in with a chance to win this, we only ask that you make a donation to Women in Business as a thank you for providing this event to you free to attend.  The winner of the prize will be announced during the live virtual awards on Sunday 7th March.

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Important Dates:
  • Nomination deadline - midnight Friday 26 February
  • Announcement of category winners – one each hour throughout the day on Tuesday 2 March
  • Live Virtual Awards Ceremony – Sunday 7 March
The award categories for the WIB Inspiring Women Awards are:
 
Person of Purpose Award
  • This person has demonstrated how resilience, determination and passion can make a difference in people’s lives.
Mentor of the Year Award
  • This person has given generously of their time to support, guide, challenge and encourage mentees to success.
Agent of Change Award
  • This person has reacted quickly to challenges and brought people with them in a change process through the use of core skills such as communication empathy and trust.
Generosity of Spirit Award
  • This person has shown huge generosity of spirit through an amazing act of kindness or a very successful charitable initiative.
Innovator of the Year Award
  • During these challenging times this person has used  innovation in their approach or a process that has helped and supported others.
An overall award will be announced and presented during the live event The Inspirational Woman of the Year Award.  The recipient of this award will be chosen from the winners of the categories above.  A live vote during the live virtual awards ceremony combined with the judges scores will decide the Inspirational Woman of the Year Award.
 
We are delighted to announce our outstanding nominees
 
Aideen Duggan, Aine Jack, Aisling Muldoon/Rocks, Alicia Mc Grinder, Alicia Toal, Alison Hughes, Alison McCaw, Anastasia Perysinakis, Andrea Bohar, Angelina Murphy, Anne Donaghy OBE, Belinda O'Neill, Bernadette Haughey, Bridin McKenna, Carla Devlin, Carmel McKinney OBE, Caroline Gilliland, Caroline Hughes, Caroline O'Neill, Catherine Deegan, Christina Woods, Christine Carrigan, Ciara McGonnell Cushnahan, Claire Hughes, Clara Maybin, Colette Murray, Colleen Shaw, Danielle McCormick, Danielle Mills, Elaine Stephens, Elita Frid, Emma Gribbon, Erinn Kerr, Esther Skelly-Smith, Fiona Brown, Francesca Fennell, Georgia Morrison, Geraldine Kerr, Geri Martin, Grace Hurrell, Gwyneth Compston, Heather Nicholl, Helena Lamrock, Ingrid Maxwell, Jacqueline Pope, Janice Gault, Jenny Ervine, Jill Huston, Joan Henderson, Johann Muldoon, Jordan Hendricks, Jude Hutchinson, Judith Totten, Karen Dundee, Karen Fleming, Karen Ross, Kathryn Harkin, Kathy Hanna, Katie Matthews, Kelley Fox McNally, Kerri Bradley, Kristina King, Lauren Chambers, Leanne Rooney, Lesley Miller, Linda Armstrong, Lisa Campbell, Lisa Hughes, Lisa Ward, Louise O'Hare, Louise Skeath, Lucy McCusker, Maeve Monaghan, Máire Thompson, Maria Bradley, Martine Mulhern, Mary MacRory, Mary Murphy, Mary Waide, Miceala O'Neill, Michelle Emerson, Monica Mabya, Naomi McGregor, Niamh Taylor, Oonagh McAlinden, Pauline Brown, Rachael Coulter, Rachel Doherty, Rachel Gallagher, Rita Gillespie, Roisin Erskine, Roisin McDermott, Roisin Molloy, Roisin Molloy, Rosemary Morrison, Rosie Willamson, Sal Hanvey, Sandra Lee, Sarah Scullion, Sharon Didrichsen, Sharon O Hare, Sharron McCormick, Sheena Kenny, Simona Fisichella, Sinead Campbell, Sinead Norton, Sinead Welsh, Sumeeta Gupta, Susan McCambridge, Susan Walker, Suzi Murtagh, Trish O'Hara, Ursula McTaggart, Vanessa McGeehan, Victoria Lagan, Victoria McMahon, Vivian McKinnon, Yasmin Geddis, Yvonne McCoy
 

 

The awards will be presented to the winners at a live and interactive virtual awards ceremony from 7pm - 8pm on Sunday 7th March hosted by the fabulous Pamela Ballantine. 

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The live event will coincide with the celebration of International Women's Day (Monday 8th March).  During the event, we will hear the stories of the inspirational winners and also hear from a very special guest speaker.  

We are also delighted that we have a fabulous prize to offer to one of our attendees of the awards.  The prize is an overnight stay with dinner at the luxurious Grand Central Hotel, Belfast. 

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Enjoy a night away in the city and sip cocktails in the stunning Observatory coktail bar followed by a scrumptious dinner in the Seahorse restaurant.  To be in with a chance to win this, we only ask that you make a donation to Women in Business as a thank you for providing this event to you free to attend.  The winner of the prize will be announced during the live virtual awards on Sunday 7th March.

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Important Dates:

  • Nomination deadline - midnight on Friday 26 February
  • Announcement of category winners – one each hour throughout the day on Tuesday 2nd March
  • Virtual Awards Ceremony – 7pm on Sunday 7 March
 
 
  • Entries/nominations must be submitted by midnight on Friday 26th February 2020.
  • Entrants/nominees must be living in Northern Ireland in 2020.
  • Entrants/nominees can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else.
  • Entrants/nominees can enter more than one category but must submit a full entry each time i.e. one category per entry submission.
  • Please ensure nominees are available on Sunday 7th March 2020 for the virtual awards ceremony.
  • An online nomination/entry will need to be submitted for each entrant. The information provided will be disclosed only to the judges. Do not send any other documents/supporting materials as these will not be accepted.
  • There will be one winner per category (unless otherwise stated) and one recipient of the overall Inspiring Woman of the Year Award.  The winner of this award will be decided by a public vote during the live virtual awards ceremony along with the judges scores.
  • The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into before or after the judging. All decisions regarding the judging process are made by our judging panel.
  • Details provided in the nomination/entry form will potentially be used, with approval, for press releases and web content if the nominee is placed as a winner, so please ensure it is factually correct - we will not be liable for inaccuracies published based on nomination content and changes may not be possible after publication.
  • Nominations/entries that do not meet the criteria for the category they have been entered in will not be accepted.