Women in Green Business Awards: Deadline for nominations this Friday

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Women in Green Business Awards: Deadline for nominations this Friday

Just a few days left to get nominations in for the inaugural UK Women in Green Business Awards

There are just a few days left to submit nominations for the inaugural Women in Green Business Awards, which will this autumn celebrate the many brilliant women across the UK working to advance the green economy.

The deadline for nominations for the awards is this Friday 19th April at 5pm, with nominations welcomed from individuals, projects, and companies across 24 categories.

Nominees need to provide the brief details of the person, company or initiative they think would be a worthy finalist at the inaugural awards, with the option of providing just a short summary of 150 words explaining their choice. They are free to nominate themselves, their employer, and/or colleagues and peers they think deserve recognition.

Nominated individuals and companies will then be invited to submit a more detailed entry for consideration by our panel of expert judges.

The shortlist of finalists will then be announced ahead of a gala dinner and glittering awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday October 3rd at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in central London.

Hosted by BusinessGreen and the team behind the UK Green Business Awards and the Net Zero Festival, the Women in Green Business Awards will bring together hundreds of inspirational women from across the green economy to showcase and celebrate the work that is going on to advance the green economy and accelerate a just transition towards net zero that enhances diversity and inclusion across the sector.

"Showcasing and celebrating women's critical role in powering the UK's green economy is crucial to the success of the net zero transition," said BusinessGreen features editor, Cecilia Keating. "Women remain chronically under-represented in many of the sectors that are vital to successful climate action, including energy and utilities, automotive, construction, manufacturing, and other STEM fields. They also continue to face major barriers to their career progression right across the economy.

"These inqualities and challenges are not simply an injustice, they also serve to exacerbate the looming skills crunch that threatens to undermine decarbonisation efforts and erode public support for the green economy. Building a net zero economy remains an historic challenge and the failure to draw on a diverse range of voices and perspectives risks making it harder still."

She added that the Women in Green Business Awards would help tackle these issues by providing a platform for the many inspiring women working in the green economy to join together to showcase their achievements and advance their careers.

Full details on the criteria for each award, how to enter, and the awards ceremony are available on the Women in Green Business Awards website.

For any questions about the awards please email [email protected].

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