WOMEN LEADERS AWARDS 2020
About The Women Leaders Awards?
There will be no gala dinner in 2020 but celebrating the success of the Milton Keynes’ remarkable women leaders will still happen. Our plans for the awards ceremony will change in response to government guidelines – we look forward to sharing the plans as they develop.
Your support continues to be vital and there will be opportunities to sponsor the category that means most to you and your business. You can get involved with the judging and presentation of an award and, new for 2020, offer your expertise and funding to bring nominees through our mentorship and CPD programme.
You may wish to sponsor this year’s STEM offering, contributions from science, technology, engineering and maths have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID19 and the charity’s intention is offer even wider access to our city’s young people as they consider their future careers.
Sponsors from previous years have been delighted with the enhancement of their public profiles through their association with the charity and this 2020’s social media campaign will include a fanfare for our supporters throughout the year.
Key Dates For
Women Leaders Awards 2020
8th – 13th March International Women’s Day. Nominations Open.
Friday 14th August, nominations for Women Leaders 2020 close
Thursday 27th August, nominees narrowed down to finalists
Friday 2nd October, deliberations on finalists takes place
Thursday 19th November, Women Leaders 2020 Awards
Women Leaders Awards 2020 Finalists
Fola Komolafe MBE DL
Rev Gill Barow-Jones
Hannah Ingram Moore
Art Culture & Creative Industries
Dr Noël James
Community Impact (Employed)
Community Impact (Volunteer)
Digital & Technology
Amanda Cooper OBE
Engineering, Science, Maths
Clare Butler Ellis
Dr Iva Chianella
Dr Claire Feeley
Dr Tina Barton
Leisure and Retail
Manufacturing and Construction
Music and Entertainment
Support the Awards
Get involved by championing the women leaders you know and help contribute to Milton Keynes’ growth and recognition.
Why is Milton Keynes the best place in the UK for women in enterprise? 2020’s Women Leaders will be part of the conversation. Be a sponsor, join us as a guest or nominate noteworthy women from your organisation, community or field of expertise.
The high proportion of female business owners is a key factor driving the city’s economic success. The evidence comes from two influential research papers. The Centre for Cities report lists Milton Keynes as the location with the “most dynamic business environment” in the UK outside London while the work from Paymentsense shows it is the best place in the country to start a business. Business start-ups have a greater chance of thriving here than anywhere else and the latter report also points out that almost a third of companies are owned by women.
Dr Julie Mills OBE chairs Women Leaders UK, says:
“This is why organisations like Women Leaders are so important in continuing our city’s economic development. All the evidence shows that creating an environment where women can be entrepreneurial adds a whole new dimension to productivity. It’s also no coincidence that the gender pay gap is narrowing more quickly here than in many other places – another strong indicator of an economy with better balance to be successful.”
Celebrate with us
The Women Leaders 2020 Awards will be taking place online this year
More details to follow soon