FL National Awards & Summit 2021 – Nominations & Applications Are Now Open

One of the country’s leading organisations for the promotion of women in business is seeking nominations for its annual prestigious FL National Awards & Summit, which recognises outstanding female business leaders across the UK.

Forward Ladies has run its respected awards programme for ten years, and last year attracted an astonishing number of nominations, with over 1,800 successful business women striving for a coveted award.

Following on from our previous announcement, [ https://www.forwardladies.com/important-announcement/, after much deliberation, we have decided it would be a real shame to completely miss out on the opportunity to celebrate inspirational female leaders in 2021. This new and re-imagined virtual summit will take place on 26th November 2021.   

At this summit, we will release a list of 100 Most Influential Female Leaders – shining a light on female role models. And for the first time, we will be accepting nominations from across the globe.  

Nominations are now open. Submit your nomination here.

Nominations will close on the 3rd September 2021.  

 Our expert panel of judges will select the final shortlist.   

The programme, as in previous years will incorporate exciting keynotes with industry-leading speakers and carefully curated expert panels to share thought leadership on how we work together to create a safe, healthier, gender-balanced, inclusive workplace for all.  

This dynamic approach will enable us to extend the awards into a genuinely global programme for our increasingly global community.  

If you are interested in applying for the awards, then APPLY HERE

If you are interested in nominating an inspirational female leader for an award, then NOMINATE HERE.  

You can become a sponsor by contacting wiba@forwardladies.com  

The date for your diary is 26th November 2021.  

For more queries contact enquiries@forwardladies.com 

Women can either self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague or business associate on the Forward Ladies website, within a broad range of categories. These include Corporate Leader, STEM Leader, Mentor of the Year, Exporting/International Business, Start Up and Male Agent of Change.

All applicant companies, including those that do not make the final list, will receive an exclusive best practice report.

Last year’s FL Outstanding Business Woman of the Year title was presented to Lara Oyesanya, UK Counsel and Director, Legal at Klarna Bank AB:

“I was delighted and honoured to win the FL Outstanding Business Woman of the Year award and the impact has been huge. The awards have shone a spotlight on my career and has inspired so many others.

“Importantly, the awards have enabled me to promote women’s cause and for them to consider possibilities. For me, I’ve taken away the importance of getting involved to share my stories to provide the visuals that are so necessary because people relate better to what they can see. Thank you Forward Ladies.”

Griselda Togobo, managing director of Forward Ladies, added:

“It was always my intention through this event to create a global platform for exceptionally talented women in business; to showcase their achievements, their true potential and the positive impact they continue to make on our economy. The awards proudly celebrates this and gives each and every one of them the genuine recognition they so truly deserve.

“This annual experience offers Forward Ladies the enormous opportunity to encourage, support and develop these aspiring business leaders in their careers, and we are very keen to continue our commitment as they realise their business ambitions and individual aspirations.”

Nominations for the awards can be made HERE before 3rd September 2021

Here is a short video from the FL National Awards & Summit 2019