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2019 Barclaycard everywoman in Retail Awards

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Changing the Face of Retail


Thank you to all the finalists, winners, guests and sponsors who joined us at the Barclaycard everywoman in Retail Awards

 

READ ALL ABOUt this year's fantastic winners here
 


ABOUT THE AWARDS

Retail is a constantly evolving industry. Amidst a landscape focused on regulatory change, a high street in transition, multi-channel delivery, the need to deliver a seamless, stand-out customer experience remains paramount to gain competitive advantage. The Awards will increase awareness of the diverse range of opportunities for women in retail, by shining the spotlight on role models and inspiring more women to consider a career in retail.

The retail industry currently employs over 3 million people and research shows 60% of people employed by the retail industry are women. 85% of all retail purchases are made or influenced by women. Yet only 20% of executive teams, and just 10% of executive boards are women. A significant gender pay gap in the retail sector has also been recognised, with the average male manager earning nearly 20% more than his female colleagues.

Change will not happen unless we come together, recognise more needs to be done and take effective action. These awards will celebrate women leading the way as leaders, influencers and innovators.

 

WHO IS IT FOR?

The Barclaycard everywoman in Retail Awards are for those who possess the qualities, attitude, hard work ethic and commitment to supporting other women that makes them a credit to the industry and the organisations they work for. They are the talented women who have exceeded expectations as well as inspired success in others. Past winners have come from all over the retail industry, from start-ups to global retailers and from the shop floor to the boardroom. The Awards programme is open to individuals at all stages of their career.

 

2019 CATEGORIES

Entrepreneur Award, Sponsored by Amazon - Awarded to an owner or founder of a retail business that has been operating for 12 months or more, whose vision will inspire other women to start their own enterprise

Above & Beyond Award, Sponsored by SSE Energy Services - Awarded to a woman at any stage of her career that has truly gone above and beyond her role to help drive the organisation's success.

Leader Award - Awarded to a woman whose significant contribution to the strategic and/or commercial direction of the business has increased productivity, innovation or employee engagement.

Male Mentor Award, Sponsored by Specsavers - Awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing or championing the career progression of women in retail through mentorship.

Rising Star Award, Sponsored by Tesco - Awarded to a woman aged under 30 who is excelling in her retail career, making a valuable contribution to her organisation.

Customer Experience Award - Awarded to a woman who has been instrumental in improving or transforming the customer experience.

 

WANT TO GET MORE INVOLVED?

Supported by the most forward-thinking brands committed to celebrating the skills, innovation and leadership of women in retail, the Awards champion and celebrate women who are achieving career success and the companies that are supporting them to do so.

The awards are also an excellent opportunity to engage clients and motivate teams in an inspiring setting. To find out more about corporate hospitality or how your company can get involved with the 2020 awards contact info@everywoman.com.

 

KEY DATES FOR THE 2020 AWARDS

Nominations Open: March 2020

Nominations Close: May 2020

Judging Day: June 2020

Awards Ceremony: September 2020

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Nominations
Nominations

Nominations are now closed.

For information regarding the 2020 awards programme, please contact lucie@everywoman.com.

Why nominate someone for an award?

  • Nominating someone is the ultimate way to recognise someone who is an inspiration in the world of retail.
  • Nominating someone is a fantastic way to say thank you to someone, whether they help you, motivate you or contribute to your success in some way.
  • Nominees aren’t the only ones who benefit; their company and the careers of their colleagues can also get a boost from an award win through associated success.
  • The more women that are recognised as award finalists and winners, the higher the profile will be of women generally in your industry, applying pressure to beat the gender pay gap and get more women into senior positions.

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Judges
Judges

Fiona Briault

Rachel Bulford

Head of Retail, Gatwick Airport

Jo Delbridge

Director of Public Relations, UK and Ireland, Specsavers

Helen Dickinson OBE

Chief Executive, BRC

Anita Liu Harvey

Director of Strategy, Barclaycard

Sue James

Founder & CEO, Brand Consultancy Sue James Ltd

Bérangère Michel

Operations Director, John Lewis plc

Sarah Miles

Director, Amazon Fashion Private Brands, Europe

Helen Milford

Director of Retail, Sainsburys Argos

Carrie Rubin

Director, Pentland Group & President, Pentland USA

Lysa Hardy

CMO, Hotel Chocolat
Partners & sponsors
Partners & Sponsors

Title Partner

Category Sponsor

Amazon are proud to support the 2019 Barclaycard everywoman in Retail Awards year. Diversity drives innovation, ensures we better understand our customers, and raises the bar across retail. As a company with over 27,500 full time UK employees, we see the Awards as a great way to inspire the next generation of women and bring new talent into an exciting and fast-growing industry.

Category sponsor

Specsavers logo

Category Sponsor

Category sponsor

Tesco

Tesco are thrilled to be sponsoring the 2019 Barclaycard everywoman in Retail Programme. As one of the world’s largest retailers with 450,000 colleagues, we serve millions of customers every week in our stores and online. Every little help makes a big difference –it’s the value we live by to ensure we serve our customers, colleagues and their communities a little better every day. We want to encourage everyone in our business to be themselves and reach their full potential. Inspiring women to realise their dreams is part of this. That’s where this programme helps by inspiring and role modelling - we are delighted to be involved.

Distribution Partner

 
 
 
 

Distribution Partner

Supporting Sponsor

At Argos we consider ourselves to be a dynamic, diverse and inclusive retailer employing around 30,000 colleagues across both our stores and support centres, with 50% of our Store Management population being female. We are a values-driven business and the everywoman awards are a great way to continue to engage our top female talent. Cheering on progress is one of our key values that we encourage our teams to live and breathe every day, enabling our business to develop and nurture all of our top talent. Through our diverse workforce we can continue to do the right things for our customers at pace, working and winning as one team. Argos is both honoured and proud to continue to support the everywoman in Retail Awards. 

Supporting Sponsor

We are delighted to support the 2019 Barclaycard everywoman in Retail Awards. Pentland Group is a private family-owned global brand management company with wholesale and retail businesses in sports, outdoor and fashion.  We own Speedo, Berghaus, Endura, Canterbury, Ellesse and Mitre and we are the majority shareholder in JD Sports Fashion. Through our Pentland Ventures division, we are also shareholders in Heidi Klein and Tracksmith and our Pentland Investment division invests in other businesses across a number of different industries. We are a global business, built on strong family values, committed to supporting our 50,000 people worldwide to be the very best they can be.   

https://pentlandbrands.com/

On the night

Momentous Photo Booth will be offering you the chance to create your own gifs and upload them straight to your social media feeds. Look out for the gif machine during the post dinner drinks reception, and don't forget to tag #ewRetail! 

Book tickets
Book tickets

 

Winners
Winners

Woman of the Year, Sponsored by Barclaycard

Awarded to an enthusiastic and dedicated woman whose vision, innovative approach and success make her an outstanding role model, encouraging more women to choose a career in retail.

Alice Boaten

Alice Boaten, Regional Manager, Sainsbury’s Argos

 

 

Entrepreneur Award, Sponsored by Amazon

Awarded to an owner or founder of a retail business that has been operating for 12 months or more, whose vision will inspire other women to start their own enterprise.

Marisa Hordern

Marisa Hordern, Founder & Creative Director, Missoma Jewellery

Runners up

Lucy Litwack – CEO, Coco de Mer, London

Dr Jackie Mulligan – Founder/CEO, ShopAppy Ltd, Bradford

Tania Rahman – Founder & CEO, Chit Chaat Chai Limited, London

Dominique Tillen – Founder and Managing Director, Brush-Baby Ltd, Winchester

 

Above & Beyond Award, Sponsored by SSE Energy Services

Awarded to a woman at any stage of her career that has truly gone above and beyond her role to help drive the organisation's success.

Tracey Gilbert

Tracey Gilbert, Womens Store Manager, Gap

Runners up

Emma Bolton-King – Head of Marketing Strategy and Customer Experience, Sainsbury's Argos, Milton Keynes

Azmina Kareem – General Manager Tesco Sourcing Sri Lanka, Tesco, Colombo

Fiona McDonnell – European Director, Beer, Wines & Spirits, Amazon, London

 

Leader Award

Awarded to a woman whose significant contribution to the strategic and/or commercial direction of the business has increased productivity, innovation or employee engagement.

Amber Kelly

Amber Kelly, People and Culture Director, Post Office Ltd

Runners up

Lucy Crowther – Group HR Director, Card Factory, Leeds

Nicola Noble – Head of Quality Assurance and Operational Change, SSE, Glasgow

 

Male Mentor Award, Sponsored by Specsavers

Awarded to a man for his active commitment to advancing or championing the career progression of women in retail through mentorship.

Gary Pickering

Gary Pickering, Director of Sales and Retention, SSE

Runners up

Paul O'Neill - Divisional Manager, Sainsburys Argos, Manchester

Karl Viedge - Senior Business Partner Manager, Amazon, London

 

Rising Star Award, Sponsored by Tesco

Awarded to a woman aged under 30 who is excelling in her retail career, making a valuable contribution to her organisation.

Philippa Haigh

Philippa Haigh, Senior Sales Executive, Farnell Land Rover Guiseley

Runners up

Krittika D'Silva - PhD Student, University of Cambridge, Cambridge

Jessica Szczerbinski - Floor Manager, Gap, London

 

Customer Experience Award

Awarded to a woman who has been instrumental in improving or transforming the customer experience.

Helen Flaxman

Helen Flaxman, Senior Customer & Communications Manager, Superdrug

Runners up

Alice Boaten – Regional Manager, Sainsbury's Argos, London

Amy Dunne – Project Manager, McDonald's Restaurant Ltd, London

Farhana Khatun – Customer Service Manager, Sainsbury's Argos, London

Lucy Knight – Personal Stylist, John Lewis & Partners, London