Enterprising Women Awards 2022 finalists revealed as East Midlands Chamber network celebrates 25th anniversary

From rising stars to established leaders, the region’s top female business talent is being recognized in a special edition of the East Midlands Chamber’s Enterprising Women Awards this year.

The finalists in 11 categories were announced today (Thursday 9 June) for the 2022 awards, organized in partnership with main sponsor Futures Housing Group, during a summer barbecue held at Winstanley House, Leicester.

Three new categories have been added to the bill for the annual gala dinner, which takes place at Leicester Tigers’ Mattioli Woods Welford Road stadium on September 30 on the 25e anniversary of the Enterprising Women network.

These include a Diversity Champion, Rising Star and Lifetime Achievement Award, the latter of which does not have a shortlist and will instead be offered as a surprise to a winner without distrust in the night.

Long-standing categories such as Female Entrepreneur of the Year, Apprentice of the Year, Team of the Year and Businesswoman of the Year return alongside these.

A judging panel, made up of members of the Enterprising Women team, the Chamber Board of Directors and category sponsors, will be convened on July 5 for finalists to have a chance to pitch their entries before the winners are announced. appointed.

Enterprising Women Co-Chair Jean Mountain said, “In a great year for the Enterprising Women Network, we wanted to celebrate with an extra-special award, and we strongly believe this shortlist achieves that.

“It showcases truly inspiring women from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, and across different stages of their professional journeys – from those starting out in apprenticeship roles to highly successful business leaders representing everything which is great in our area.”

Co-Chair Eileen Perry MBE DL added: “We have been overwhelmed with so many fantastic nominations that selecting the finalists has been a daunting challenge, and we look forward to the judging panel now deciding our 2022 winners. .

“One of our favorite new additions this year is the Diversity Champion category, which opens the door for the first time to amazing men who play a central role in supporting our enterprising women, while we are so excited to recognize a very special person with the Lifetime Achievement Award on the night.

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