The Awards Criteria

Nominations are now open for this year’s WMB Awards 2021/22.  Before nominating yourself or someone you admire for a WMB Award, please read the awards criteria below to decide which award would be the best fit.

You can nominate under more than one category. However,  you must fill out a separate nomination application online for each category.  We also advise that when completing the application form that you complete your answers offline to ensure that you have a copy saved at all times.

Please ensure that you provide comprehensive responses to each question as it will help when assessing your application. The more information you provide to us, the better understanding we have of your passion for business.

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Matheson WMB Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2021/22

This Award will be presented to a woman in the small to medium business category who has achieved great results in her own business. She will clearly demonstrate export potential for her product or service, or will show proven export success. She may have extended her business horizons, increased her market base and product range. She will most definitely have improved her bottom line. You can self-nominate. Nominations are open to companies and/or individuals based on the island of Ireland. For companies of less than 3 years, please consider the Newcomer criteria below.

 

Expleo Woman in Technology Award 2021/22

The Expleo WMB Woman in Technology Award will be presented to a woman who, in your and the judges’ opinions, has contributed to the success of her company and is a role model for others. This Award will be presented for innovation and leadership and the winner will demonstrate aptitude and passion in the technology field. This category has been created to recognise the immense importance of encouraging more women into careers in technology and STEM. The winner may be an entrepreneur or an employee working at management level in the private or public sector. You can, of course, self-nominate. Nominations are open to companies and/or individuals based on the island of Ireland.

 

Sodexo WMB Female Newcomer Award 2021/22

This Award will be presented to a recently established start-up (1 to 3 years in business). The recipient will clearly demonstrate innovation within her business and export potential for her product or service. You can self-nominate. Nominations are open to companies and/or individuals based on the island of Ireland.

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WMB Empowering Women Award 2021/22

The WMB Empowering Women Award recognises initiatives put in place by a company (in the private or public sector), university, institute or individual in the wider community, to facilitate and encourage the progression of women in their careers.  These initiatives may include a focus on D&I programs, mentoring schemes, training supports, networking opportunities and personal development plans. The winner of this Award is proactive in their approach to women in the workforce and actively empowers women to develop and thrive. You can self-nominate. Nominations are open to entities and/or individuals based on the island of Ireland.

 

WMB Businesswoman Award 2021/22

The WMB Businesswoman Award will be presented to a woman who, in your and the judges’ opinions, has contributed to the success of her company. She may be an entrepreneur or an employee working at management level in the private or public sector. Passion, wisdom, vision and sound business ethics allow her to drive her success. You can, of course, self-nominate. Nominations are open to companies and/or individuals based on the island of Ireland.

 

Please note that a judging panel decide the final shortlist. A person will be given equal consideration whether they are nominated once or twenty times ( i.e. several nominations do not equal votes). WMB has the right to move an application to a different category if they feel it is more appropriate and/or is in the applicant’s interest. The decision of the Judging committee is final. To find out more about our judges please visit here »