Shifting Paradigms: Forward Ladies rebrands, unveils new era in advancing women’s leadership

Forward Ladies, a prominent organisation dedicated to driving women’s leaders and representation in all areas of business, has rebranded, marking a significant milestone in its journey.

Its prestigious Forward Ladies Leadership Summit & Awards, now known as the Novi Awards, is taking place on 22 November 2024 in London, and is set to revolutionise the landscape of female leadership recognition across the UK.

This transformational initiative reflects the organization’s commitment to innovation and growth, as it evolves to better serve and support women in diverse fields and leadership positions.

With a remarkable 14-year legacy, the awards have emerged as the premier platform for honouring innovative and unstoppable women who are not only breaking barriers but reshaping entire industries and communities.

Griselda Togobo, Founder and CEO of the Novi Awards said: “Forward Ladies has redefined its identity to better reflect its unwavering commitment to amplifying women’s voices and advancing women’s leadership across all levels of society.

“The organisation remains committed to spotlighting the achievements of women who are trailblazing across both public and private sectors. This rebrand represents more than just a cosmetic makeover; it signifies a bold evolution towards greater inclusivity, innovation, and impact in empowering women to break barriers and thrive in every aspect of their lives.

“By providing women with the platform and acknowledgment they rightfully deserve, we aim to inspire the next generation of women leaders to follow in their footsteps and drive transformative change.”

With 15 prestigious awards up for grabs, the Novi Awards will encompass an extensive range of categories designed to recognise outstanding female leadership. Among these categories are the Transformational Leader of the Year, the Emerging Leader of the Year, the Rising Star of the Year, and the STEM Leader of the Year.

Nominations for the Novi Awards are now open and will close on 13 September 2024.

The shortlist of nominees will be unveiled during a live reveal on 27th of September, followed by exclusive interviews with the nominees themselves by an esteemed panel of judges on the 10th October.

To nominate a deserving individual or learn more about the awards, visit For more information about the programme and how to become a partner or sponsor contact