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Got an opinion on who the nation’s leading business women are?

There is one final opportunity for nominations to be made ahead of the 2016 First Women Awards, a decade-old initiative which has shed a light on ladies who have gone on to become gamechangers in their respective fields.
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Since setting up the awards in 2005, and then complimenting them with the First Women Summit in 2015, Real Business has lifted the lid on a generation of role models leading the way and inspiring tomorrow’s female entrepreneurs and business professionals.

On 22 June we will once again bestow upon the judges’ favourites awards including First Women in Entrepreneurship, First Women of Manufacturing and First Women Young Achiever. With a judges panel made up of former winners and professionals at leading companies including PepsiCo UK, Bupa, BMW and KPMG, the awards are the authoritative voice.

Previous winners have included Nails Inc founder Thea Green, Supersavers founder Mary Perkins and TV personality and presenter Clare Balding.

Visit the First Women Awards website to find out about previous winners

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Once the illustrious shortlist for the 13 categories has been finalised, candidates will be invited to a face-to-face judging session in May.

But before all that happens, there is still one day left to put forward your submissions. Whether it is your own achievements, or that of a valued colleague or peer, we want to hear from you. You have until 15 April to do so.

The glitzy awards at the Lancaster London Hotel will be hosted by trailblazing female comedian Katherine Ryan and promise to feature some incredible stories of success, perseverance, surprise and inspiration.

Make your nomination here

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Hunter Ruthven

Hunter Ruthven is the former editor of Real Business and sister publication, Business Advice. In his time at Caspian Media, he was part of the team that hosted the Growing Business Awards, First Women Awards and Future 50 initiative.

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