How is your summer?

After much deliberation I am thrilled to announce the finalists for this year’s Women in Business Awards taking place on October 3 at Oakley Court Hotel, Windsor.

These amazing women have shown without doubt that anything’s possible. They have inspired those around them as well as the judges.

The hardest part has been convincing women to nominate themselves, so thank you to those of you who have not only encouraged, cajoled, and in some cases pushed your colleagues and friends into entering, but have taken the time to enter those who have inspired you, and we will have the chance to celebrate the achievements of so many.

I also want to thank all of you who have entered but haven’t been chosen this year as a finalist. We appreciate the time, thought and often passion that goes into this process and understand the disappointment. The judges found it particularly hard this year to choose the finalists, so I applaud you for making your submission, it often takes courage and confidence to put ourselves out there.


Rising Star


  • Alice Scott – Austin Fraser
  • Cassandra Rix – Cello Health Consulting
  • Fiona Minett – Boss Your PR
  • Sapna Pieroux – InnerVisions ID
  • Ula Howlett – UlaSuperConnector

Enlightened Employer


  • Guides for Brides
  • Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL)
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • Tribal Impact

Champion of Change


  • Ana Perez – Oracle Corporation
  • Karen J. Hewitt – Leaderlike

Board Level & Senior Executive of the Year


  • Alison Lee – Biscoes Solicitors
  • Ana Perez – Oracle Corporation
  • Michal Freeman-Shor – Shoosmiths LLP
  • Pam Williams – Gamma

Start-up of the Year


  • Asisters – Rachael Alpha/Karen Budden
  • Blue-Peak Consulting – Catherine Bond
  • Global CTS Recruitment – Helen Fallon
  • Snoooze – Ann Sanger
  • Tribal Impact – Sarah Goodall

Spotlight on women in STEM


  • Angela Bos – Microsoft
  • Cynthia Bostock, Cassie Sissons and Sophie Meaney – Amberjack
  • Ellen Norman – RSSL
  • Karen Gaynor – Siemens
  • Sarah Chapman – 3M

Woman Business Owner of the Year


  • Sarah Jordan – Y.O.U underwear
  • Lisa Lavis – Glow
  • Jayne Norris – Edgars

Role Model of the Year

To be announced on the night.


Places at this year’s Awards are limited, please see details here

If you would like to attend, please register your interest by emailing Helen Denning at