As the deadline for entries for the Network Cork Businesswomen of the Year Awards draws nearer, Network Cork President Gillian Hennessy has urged Cork women to put themselves forward for an award in 2019.
The call for entries comes as Brown Thomas are announced headline sponsor for the Network Cork Businesswomen of the Year Award Gala Dinner which will take place later this year.
The deadline for award entries is Friday 5th April 2019. Businesswomen can self-nominate via the website www.networkireland.ie/award-categories/. There are 8 categories open for entry. Winners at a regional level will be put forward for consideration at the national awards.
The award categories include:
Small SME – 10 employees or less
Large SME – greater than 10 employees
Emerging New Business
Employee – Rising Star
Employee – Shining Star
Speaking ahead of the upcoming awards, Network Cork President, Gillian Hennessy said, "A stigma still exists around ambitious women who acknowledge their successes and we're seeing a reluctance among women in Cork to put themselves forward for an award. Whether you're a solopreneur or managing a team of 200 we strongly urge you complete the submission."
She added, "These Awards strive to recognise the achievements of female-led businesses in cork so that they can shine as examples for others. Not only do they encourage growth and expansion for female-led companies and startups but they also play a part in consolidating the role of women as changemakers in the Irish business landscape. In keeping with the national theme of the organisation this year, we are asking women to ‘Step-Up’ for the awards."