With the success of the Dorset and Southampton awards, organiser Tara Howard decided to expand and reward even more women. With the help of Celia Delaney of SpeakingSuccess they hope it will prove a great success.
Speaking about the awards Tara says: “It is important women reach their full potential and we intend on helping them do that with encouragement and self-empowerment.”
I, for one, am in full support of anything that recognises the work done by women. I think here in Devon we have an active community of women in business, including those who work from home and juggle busy family and work lives.
As you may know, if you read my blog regularly, I have just joined Exeter-based company Aspect Windows, and here I have come across a couple of women who are demonstrating their business prowess in a male-dominated industry.
But it doesn’t end here. As an avid Twitter ‘geek’ I follow a number of strong, independent business women who are all making a name for themselves in our beautiful county (and further afield!). So, I have no concerns that the Natwest Venus Awards Devon will have no trouble in celebrating and recognising these inspiring individuals.
At the event I was able to meet plenty of lovely, like-minded people and learn a little more about the categories, including The Heart Business Mother of the Year (a woman who successfully juggles business and a family life), The Exeter Daily Employee of the year (a lady who goes beyond the call of duty) and The Old Bag Company Inspirational Woman (for a woman who goes out of her way to help others).
Nominations are open until May 18th, so if you think you know someone who deserves a ‘pat on the back’ for her achievements, let her know by nominating her for an award.