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We’re now accepting nominations for the First Women Awards 2012.

Created by Real Business and the CBI in 2005, the First Women Awards recognise pioneering and glass-breaking UK women who have opened up opportunities for others.

Held in association with Lloyds Banking Group and supported by the Financial Mail on Sunday, the First Women Awards continue to celebrate the inspirational women making a mark on Britain. The awards aim to unearth women whose achievement and individual actions have helped and are helping to remove barriers and open up opportunities for others to follow.

The categories this year are:

  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Tourism & Leisure
  • Finance
  • Science & Technology
  • Media
  • Retail & Consumer
  • The Built Environment
  • Public Service
  • Business Services

Nominations for the First Women Awards can be made by the woman herself or by a professional colleague.

There will also be three special awards presented on the night:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: This award will go to one individual who has made the greatest contribution to women in business in the UK.
  • The First Women in Business of the Year Award: This award will go to an organisation/company that is outstanding in promoting women in the workplace.
  • First Women of 2012: In this new category, we recognise the women who have been instrumental in creating the infrastructure for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Nominations close on April 13. You can nominate and find out more about the First Women Awards here.

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