iSE | A week of Awards Celebrating Female Social Entrepreneurship
It’s been a busy week with award ceremonies in Birmingham and London celebrating the impact of female entrepreneurship.
And we’re delighted to announce that she won! Taking the trophy in the FL Awards Female Social Entrepreneur Category where she was nominated alongside the fantastic Rosie Ginday of Miss Macaroon.
This year’s WISE100 was themed ‘ sharing the stage’, and in the spirit of this, the list featured only first-time nominees, with an additional list published that recognised the 19 women who were nominated for two years running.
During a panel discussion, speakers explored ways to create space for more women to drive the impact economy and the responsibility of female leaders to help less experienced colleagues and peers, the importance of role models, and the need to create a more diverse social enterprise sector for the future.
Huge congratulations go out to the other Birmingham-based social entrepreneurs who made the final list, we’re super happy to see four of the social enterprises we’ve supported being recognised on a national platform.
Well done to Jane Strand (Wild Oyster CIC), La’Toyah Lewis (Rising Stars Property Solutions), Melanie Glass (Devenishgirl Bakery) and Toni-Anne Butterworth (Wellbeing SOS CIC) – a recent graduate of our Natwest-funded women’s FUSE enterprise start-up programme.
To see even more women supported to start enterprises and social enterprises, vote for our project in the Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund, giving women from disadvantaged communities access to business support, mentoring and peer-led networks.
Next up for iSE the Birmingham Awards on the 24th of November. Keep those fingers crossed!