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.
For years we’ve uncovered a generation of role models to inspire the next, and the First Women Awards have remained an impartial endorsement for female entrepreneurs. However, the nominations are almost at an end, and there’s still time for you to put either yourself or someone else forward.
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 – and we’re still accepting nominations.
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