Categories and criteria for the 2020 Awards are detailed below:
ARTEMIS - Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading for 18 months to 3 years
DEMETER - Sponsored by Nutriment – Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading from 3 to 5 years
ATHENA – Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading from 6 to 9 years
HERA – Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading for 10 years or more
GAIA – Sponsored by Montezuma's Chocolates - Awarded to the most inspirational and successful female founder of a social enterprise who has combined strong community benefit with a sustainable business model
APHRODITE – Sponsored by Daily Mail - Awarded to a woman who founded her business whilst raising a child/children aged 12 or under
FORTUNA – this Award recognises a stand-out individual who invests or is involved in securing investment in women-founded businesses, who has had significant impact on the investee company and is helping to change perception through their actions. This category is open to all male and female angel or personal investors, along with those individuals working in any capacity within Family Offices, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Government Funds, Corporate Funds, Accelerators or Peer to Peer companies.
BRAND OF THE FUTURE - Sponsored by The White Company - Awarded to the female founder of a business that demonstrates great potential for growth, the winner of this Award will receive a mentoring session with Chrissie Rucker OBE, Founder of The White Company. To be considered for The Brand of the Future award, nominees should enter into the usual categories as normal. You will be told after entries close whether you have been shortlisted for the Brand of the Future category.
The NatWest everywoman Awards are free to enter and are judged by a panel of esteemed female entrepreneurs whose own journeys mirror those of the entrants: Rosaleen Blair CBE (Alexander Mann Solutions); Chrissie Rucker OBE (The White Company) and Melissa Odabash, amongst others. The awards are under the patronage of the UK’s most successful female entrepreneur, Dame Mary Perkins, co-founder of Specsavers.