The deadline to enter the annual NatWest Everywoman awards has been extended to allow more female business owners to put themselves forward.
Female entrepreneurs now have until Monday July 11 to submit themselves for the NatWest Everywoman awards which showcases great women in business.
The awards are free to enter and candidates can be submitted here.
The NatWest Everywoman awards have been running for 14 years, and were set up to celebrate successful female entrepreneurs who have started their own businesses.
Candidates can be at any stage in their entrepreneurial career, from startups to huge global organisations.
Julie Baker, head of enterprise at NatWest says: “We are very proud of our partnership with everywoman – together we are helping more women set up in business, encouraging existing women-owned businesses to grow, showcasing fantastic role models, and developing our female talent. These awards celebrate some amazing role models who inspire other women to take their first steps in realising their business ambitions.”
Those who win the NatWest Everywoman awards receive a boost of their profile, which can in turn help their businesses to grow and succeed.
Awards will be given to women at a ceremony in December 2016 at the Dorchester hotel in London, and among them will be the IRIS Award, a special award given to an inspirational female entrepreneur who runs a business that uses technology in an innovative and disruptive way.
Other award categories include:
- The ARTEMIS award for the most inspirational woman running a business which has been trading for a minimum of 18 months up to 3 years
- The DEMETER award for the most inspirational woman running a business which has been trading from 3 to 5 years
- The ATHENA award for the most inspirational woman running a business which has been trading from 6 to 9 years
- The HERA award for the most inspirational woman running a business which has been trading for 10 years or more
- The APHRODITE award for a woman who founded her business whilst raising a child/children aged 12 or under
Maxine Benson, co-founder of Everywoman said: “One of the greatest achievements of these Awards are the impact they have had in demonstrating that women make great entrepreneurs, regardless of age, socio-economic background or educational achievements. This programme does an incredible job of showcasing that with hard work, tenacity and passion, every woman can be a successful business owner.”