Since 1999, the awards’ aim has been to bring together start-ups, multi-million pound businesses, academics and international business leaders, in order to showcase and empower women who have been successful within their organisations.
A total of 67 entrepreneurial female business leaders, who have been shortlisted from the Yorkshire, North East and Scotland regions, will now compete across twelve unique categories. The categories include Corporation Leader, Inspiring Leader and Not For Profit – all of which focus on championing inspiring women.
Katie, who founded the niche B2B communications agency Scriba PR in 2013, has been shortlisted for the Start Up category, which recognises distinctive women in business whose companies are within their first five years of trading.
Commenting on her achievement, Katie says: “I feel extremely privileged to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious accolade. Scriba is going from strength to strength, and to be acknowledged alongside other hugely successful women is very humbling indeed.”
The glittering evening, which will take place on Friday 22nd September at the Crowne Plaza, Newcastle, will bring together all of the shortlisted applicants for the regional final. The winners from other regions will then be invited to appear before a live panel of independent judges in November, followed by the national final in Leeds on 1st December.
Managing director of the Yorkshire, North East and Scotland region, Griselda Togobo stated: “This has been a fantastic year for women, and now it’s time to change gear and focus on the support needed to nurture talent, regardless of gender, sector or region. The calibre of entries has been increasing year on year, but this year we have a number of outstanding entries and here at Forward Ladies we very much look forward to celebrating and sharing their success.”
If you wish to attend the Forward Ladies National Awards, find out more information or view the full shortlist, visit: http://forwardladies.com/national-awards/ .
"I feel extremely privileged to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious accolade."
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