Top tips for a successful individual Womenspire nomination
- Give yourself plenty of time to write the nomination – don’t leave it until the last minute
- Choose the right category for your nomination – read the award descriptions carefully before selecting the category.
- Get your facts together! Include any statistics or facts that show the impact your nominee has had.
- Seek input from others who know your nominee
You can nominate as many women and businesses as you want across all of our categories.
There are 4 questions to answer
- Please provide a short overview of the woman you are nominating (max 150 words)
- What are their achievements and/or what impact have they made? (max 250 words)
- What barriers or challenges have they overcome? (max 250 words)
- How have they encouraged and supported women? (max 250 words)
When it comes to answering the questions…
State clearly why you think your nominee deserves to win – the overview section gives you a chance to explain who they are, what they’ve done and how they’ve done it. Give us a summary of the individual, we just want to understand their story.
What difference have they made? When describing their achievements tell us the impact this has had. If they’ve done lots of fundraising – what impact has that had on their chosen charity? If their an amazing leader – what does this mean for the organisation and their colleagues? If they run their own business – what does this mean for the local economy?
Tell us about their journey to help us understand them a little better. The barriers that they have overcome could be anything, they may have faced discrimination, may work in a male dominated sector, or it could be financial, social or they may have overcome some personal adversity.
Tell us why they inspire you in the way that they encourage and support women. Inspirational women support and encourage others to do the same. They could support women formally, through advocating, mentoring, speaking at events, writing blogs for example. Or informally, they may have supported and encouraged you to apply for a promotion, to take up a new activity or helped you through a particularly challenging time. They could take the time to support other women in their community and give them the confidence to grow and do more. If you’re uncertain about this, it maybe helpful to ask other people who know your nominee what they may have done for them too.