The Awards Launch Event 2017-12-05T11:50:04+00:00

The Women in Business Awards Launch Event

Friday March 31, 2017 – 9am to 12pm at The Oakley Court Hotel, Windsor

‘Women in Business Taking the Lead … towards a stronger economy’

The most important task facing the country is to build a stronger, fairer economy capable of delivering lasting growth and widely shared prosperity. A key element of this is maximising women’s contribution to economic growth.

Join us for a stimulating and inspiring morning in the company of Women in Business Award winners, plus guest speakers.


Interviews with previous winners of #WIB

What’s our contribution? Be inspired – hear their stories. A panel discussion with winners of the WiB 2016 Awards.

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Catherine Turness
Catherine TurnessExecutive director, Winchester BID
Linda Christmas
Linda Christmas Chief human resources officer, Chiltern
Barinder Hothi
Barinder HothiCEO, The Knowledge Academy
Nicola McQueen
Nicola McQueenManaging director, Capita Resourcing
A discussion panel focussing on Women in STEM and Career-break Returners

Some of the biggest tech companies are led by women, but more women need to enter the sector to address the gender balance and utilise home-grown, untapped talent.

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Sheridan Ash
Sheridan AshTechnology and Investments Director, PwC
Jacqueline de Rojas
Jacqueline de RojasPresident techUK
Leona Shepherd
Leona Shepherd General Manager, Corporate Sales, Marketing and Business Services, 3M UK
Entrepreneurial Speaker
Elizabetta Camilleri
Elizabetta CamilleriFounder & CEO Shopological

Elizabetta Camilleri, co-founder and CEO of Shopological, formerly SalesGossip, the award-winning fashion platform, is a special guest speaker at the Women in Business launch.

Camilleri set up the platform in 2011 with co-founder Emilio Sanz, whom she met at London Business School’s incubator programme. They shared an enthusiasm for discovering innovations that can improve lives and sought to revolutionise the shopping experience.

Shopological has grown to almost 2 million registered users, works with more than 1,300 retailers and has evolved its customer insight and tailored content offering for both customers and retailers’ benefit. 

Shopological was awarded Start-up of the Year 2014 by The Guardian, was named one of the best websites for savvy shoppers by The Times in 2013 and won the RBS EnterprisingU Competition in 2012. Camilleri herself was awarded the SMARTA100 Female Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013. 

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“On a global scale, its cited that women entrepreneurs are poised to lead the next wave of growth in tech, and the high-tech companies women build are more capital-efficient than the norm.” Martha Lane Fox

The Venue – The Oakley Court

The magnificent architecture of the Berkshire country house, surrounded by the beautiful grounds with the River Thames running past, has been cast as centre stage for some of the most famous horror movies of all time. Combined with a remarkable history, contemporary style, and a quirky charm all nestled within our four walls, you’ll find a real sense of fun when you come here. Add in 118 bedrooms, an award-winning restaurant and attentive staff, and whether you’re here for a wedding, corporate gathering or an indulgent night away, feature our unique everlasting script in a scene of your own.