Nominations Date Extended to 17 November 2016


28th October 2016

Women Ahead is delighted to announce that due to popular demand, we have extended the date of entry for the Women Ahead 2107 Business Awards to 17 November 2016!  Make sure you take advantage of this extension to nominate yourself and/or one of your business colleagues as there are few opportunities where it is possible to praise and reward the efforts of women .  The Awards highlight the hard work, vision and dedication of women in Dundee and Angus and help to raise the profile of women in business and the community.

Please read on for details of how to apply, how to make a nomination, sponsorship opportunities and details of how to book to attend our awards dinner on Saturday, 11 March 2017.

Who is eligible?

Any woman living or working in Dundee and Angus may nominate herself or be nominated by someone else under one of the six Awards categories:

Nominations are welcome from members and non members of Women Ahead.

Full details of the categories can be found at

How do you enter an Award or nominate someone?

You may nominate yourself or be nominated by someone else. Nominations are submitted via an online form.

Once your nomination has been received, it will be checked and you will be sent an application pack.

Completed applications must be received by Thursday, 17 December 2016.

Successful applicants will be invited to a short informal interview in January 2017.

Who is on the interview panel?

Judges have been selected from the business community and academia. The process is conducted independently from Women Ahead.

The overall process is easy and pain-free.

\"It was a privilege to be placed amongst so many inspirational ladie and such an honour to actually win the award.  I encourage all ladies out there to participate and stand up and be recognised for entrepreneurship, service to the community and to generally making Dundee and Angus a better place to live\"  (Yvonne Corbett - House of Turin - 2016 Winner of Independent Woman of the Year Award)

\"The award judges made me think outside of the box during the interview and gave me a fresh perspective to some aspects of the business. Winning the award was like the icing on the cake and has given me new vigour to simple \'keep at it\'\" (Dr Bharti Rajput - Sole Body Soul - 2016 Winner of the Most Enterprising Business of the Year Award)

How can you get involved?

- Nominate yourself or a woman you know who fits the criteria of one of the 6 Award categories.

- Sponsor an Award, a table at the Dinner or another element of the Dinner *.

- Advertise in the Dinner programme *.

- Book your tickets for the Awards Dinner on Saturday, 11 March 2017 here

- Donate a prize for the raffle, the proceeds of which will go to the Dundee and Angus Foodbanks

* For sponsorship and advertising opportunities, click here.

Do you have any queries about the Awards which are not answered on the website?

Please send an email to

Women Ahead

Women Ahead is a network community for professional women and businesswomen within Dundee and Angus run voluntarily by like-minded women. By hosting professional seminars and inviting inspiring speakers to our events, and by encouraging networking and collaboration, we will help you to develop you, your career and your business.

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