The Women in Business Awards 2011 in association with Deloitte are all about you…


The Women in Business Awards 2011 in association with Deloitte are all about you…

These Awards are to Acknowledge, Celebrate and Reward the business women of Northern Ireland.  Each and every one of you is a business woman of Northern Ireland and these awards, and the success that I know they will be, are a reflection of your success.

Recent female unemployment figures and the CMI report that Northern Ireland was the worst offender when it came to the gender pay gap made very distressing reading, so it is even more important now that we acknowledge the successes of the business women in N. Ireland and highlight the contribution they make to the NI economy.  

So I am calling upon you, not only as members of the network but as business women of Northern Ireland, to truly support each other by supporting these awards.

You can support in two ways:

1) We need nominations flowing in… nominate yourself, nominate your sister, mother, nominate a colleague. We know the high calibre business women are there, now we need their names. (Nominations are not restricted to WIBNI members.)

2) We need you to attend the Awards… I know things are challenging at the moment, but this is about supporting each other and being part of the celebration. We are all working extremely hard so we not only deserve this acknowledgment but we need it.

All the information you need to nominate or attend the Awards can be found on our website:

Please note our Early Bird Member offer:

100 places (10 tables) have been reserved at a reduced price of £75+vat (£750+vat) for Women in Business NI members. These places will be held until 7th October after which they will be charged at £95+vat.

The Awards:

The night will be a glittering, formal affair…  And not only for women, we hope to see many men come out in support too!  Starting with a fabulous champagne cocktail drinks reception and some dazzling entertainment, you will then be seated for a superb four course dinner with selected fine wines…

We are very fortunate that Minister Arlene Foster will be in attendance to make the Welcome Address.  After dinner, prepare to be entertained by our infamous key note speaker and celebrity business women Ruby Wax, who will no doubt regale us with the secrets of her business success…

The climax of the night, the Awards will culminate with the presentation of the WIBNI Outstanding Business Woman of the Year 2011 Award.  The evening of Thursday 17th November 2011 at the Ramada Plaza is where we will applaud not only our eleven winners, and excellent finalists but we will applaud each other…

Isn’t it about time too?!

Roseann Kelly
Women In Business NI Ltd
0845 6076041