Women Leaders’ COVID-19 Statement


Coronavirus has turned the world upside-down for business.  Women leaders continue to lead and despite the unlikelihood that we will be able to meet in person to celebrate their success this year, it is still vital that we acknowledge and raise the profile of the women leaders in our city.


This year’s awards will be delivered differently but are no less valuable than they have been before.  Now is the time to shine the spotlight on the unique and creative ways in which women respond and lead through periods of significant change.


From our campaign to ensure women are enabled to lead through the crisis, to our culture of peer support, here are three ways we are responding to the Covid-19 crisis.


  1. Sharing the vast experience of our alumni to help local women stay buoyant and strong through change
  2. Giving access to world-class coaching and mentoring for women starting out in business or adapting to change during the pandemic
  3. Developed a programme of professional development opportunities through a series of talks, online workshops and well-being sessions


The deadline for nominations has been extended until Friday 31st July, with shortlisting on at the end of August and final judging in early October.  The announcement of our winners and presentation of the awards will follow soon after – watch this space for details!


Empowering women is at the heart of what we do – and there has never been a more important time for us to support each other than now. The Covid-19 pandemic has continued to highlight the many injustices that vulnerable people face across the country. But our local women leaders are stepping up to show love and support in their communities.

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