Welcome to the 2018 Successful Women Awards
This is the page to nominate an amazing woman and to apply for an award.
Applications are now closed for 2018
The Successful Women Awards were created by Gill Donnell MBE, an experienced leader, motivational speaker and successful entrepreneur, who has spent much of her working life promoting the role of women in the workplace and supporting individuals to achieve their full potential.
Gill understands at first-hand the positive impact on women of recognising & celebrating their successes, including winning awards!
The awards will celebrate and showcase the work and businesses of Successful Women across Dorset, Devon & Somerset. The business world is full of hugely talented and successful women who not only run businesses or work in demanding roles, but often also juggle caring responsibilities at the same time.
We have the support of amazing sponsors and marketing partners, all committed to recognising the wonderful female talent across the South West.
Here's a video taken at our hugely successful Conference on International Women's Day, when we launched the awards.
2018 Awards Dates
March 8th - Nominations and applications open at the #swibawards launch at the Successful Women Conference.
April 20th - Applications close April 26th - Judging panel meet
April 27th - Finalists notified May 11th - Awards Ceremony
Successful Women Mentor Award - sponsored by IT Support 365
The vital importance of mentors and role models to create success in the next generation of women cannot be underestimated. The judging panel and sponsor IT Support 365 will be looking for active female mentors who make a difference to the women they guide
Successful Women Teaching Award - sponsored by Dorset Training Academy
This award is open to any woman providing any form of teaching, training or support that inspires people to achieve their goals and aspirations. The judging panel and sponsor Dorset Training Academy will be looking for examples of inspirational women whose methods have made a difference to those they support.
Successful Women Creative Award - sponsored by HJ Accounts Management
This award is open to any woman running a business in the creative industries. The judging panel and sponsor Hannah Jeffrey of HJ Accounts Management will be looking for examples of successful creatives doing things differently.
Successful Women Health and Wellbeing Award - sponsored by Willow Tree Life Health and Wellbeing
THis award is open to any women owning her own business who excels in the Health & Wellbeing industry. The judging panel and sponsor Karen Bailey of Willow Tree Life Health & Wellbeing will be looking for examples of women who excel, but also do things differently in the health & wellbeing space.
Successful Women Innovation Award - sponsored by WILDHORSE FILMS
This award is open to any women demonstrating innovation through the application of new products / technology in her industry or business.
The judging panel and sponsor WILDHORSE FILMS will be looking for example of innovative excellence
Successful Women New Business Award - sponsored by Mercedes Benz Taunton
This award is open to any woman running her own business that is less than 2 years old. The judging panel and sponsor Mercedes Benz of Taunton will be looking for examples of successful businesses already demonstrating significance within their industry
Successful Women Professional Services Award sponsored by - Keystone Law
This award is open to any women who delivers exceptional service in the professional services sector to include legal services, finance, tax and accounting, advertising and marketing, surveyors, architects, management consultants and business coaches. The judging panel and sponsor Keystone Law will be looking for examples of exceptional client service from someone who goes the extra mile.
Successful Women Business Mother Award - sponsored by Live Laugh Love Ladies Club
This award is open to any mother owning her own business who is a great example of running a business alongside her family commitments.The judging panel and sponsor Michelle Bartlett of Live Laugh Love Ladies Club will be looking for examples of successful mumpreneurs going places.
The Successful Women Award - sponsored by Successful Women Ltd
This award will be given to the overall winner from all 8 categories as chosen by the judging panel.