Award categories

Nominations for 2018 have now closed.


What are the nomination criteria?

Women who are nominated should have a south of England connection. They could have been born, or lived in the region or made an impact on the region in some way. They should stand out as a role model and be an inspiration to other women.

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The Awards

Woman of Achievement in Business

Nominees will have demonstrated achievement in business whether by starting and/or running their own business or paving the way for other women as an employee within an organisation. They may have had to overcome obstacles on the road to success but whichever path they have taken they will be innovators and leaders inspiring others within their chosen field.

Woman of Achievement in the Community

Nominees in this category will be women who have made, and continue to make, an outstanding contribution to their community. This may be through volunteering, campaigning, helping others, fundraising or simply being the person everyone can count on. These women go the extra mile to help others and improve their local community.

Woman of Achievement in Education

Nominees in this category will be women who have made, and continue to make, an outstanding contribution to Education. These women go the extra mile to help and encourage young people to enjoy learning.

Woman of Achievement in Sports

Nominees will have competed at the top of their field or inspired others by breaking boundaries in the world of sport. They may also have used their talents to coach and inspire others to achieve the best of their ability. This award can be for an individual or a team.

Woman of Achievement in Services

We know that so many of our public servants – whether nurses, police women, firefighters, educators, women in the military or local councillors – go above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis. This category recognises their commitment to service and the difference they make.

Young Woman of Achievement

Nominees in this category will exemplify the best attributes of young people today. They will have made an exceptional contribution in their field or local community from a young age. Open to women aged 25 and below.

Sue Ryder Courage Award

Nominees will have shown courage and determination in the face of adversity or personal difficulties. They will be an inspiration to others as a result of their actions and/or attitude.