2018 is a Special Year - a milestone celebrating the 100 year anniversary of The Representation of the People Act when all women over the age of 30 were granted the right to vote. Things for working women have certainly improved albeit slowly over the past 100 years, this anniversary serves as a reminder of how far we have come whilst also underscoring how much more work still lies ahead.
So with this in mind the Business Women Excellence Awards - Sussex Edition wants as many of the county's enterprising and incredible business women to enter. You know you are worth it! Or if you prefer you can nominate as many of Sussex's amazing women in business instead, so that we can together celebrate their achievements. This will in turn, help shine a brilliant light encouraging the next generation of women with their real-life success stories. Sussex has so many women who have overcome diversity, women who have stood up against the odds, women who have achieved so much - are you one of them or know one? Why not enter or nominate!
Women empowering women to participate fully in the economic and business world across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, achieve greater goals for development and sustainability whilst improving the quality of life for all women, their families and communities across Sussex and further afield.
To celebrate the 100 years since women got the vote The Business Women Excellence Awards has not only revamped its web site but has also updated all the awards categories to fully reflect women in every role. We talked to so many brilliant women over many months and together, this resulted in some really positive and constructive feedback on how to improve each of the categories for 2018 to better represent women in all aspects of today's business world.
Don't miss out on the 2018 Awards and you could be one of the 2018 winners - entries and nominations are now open with a new easy online entry form to help you towards winning an award in this special year.
* 2018 will see the Sussex Edition of the Awards taking place and 2019 will see 3 further Editions taking place in Surrey, Kent and Hampshire so watch this space.