International Women’s Day

 

 

The Women in Business Athena Awards at Tankersley Manor, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 8 March 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Women in Business celebrated International Women’s Day on 8th March by holding a celebratory event at Tankersley Manor Hotel.

 

The event hosted the Athena International Award which highlighted 17 men and women who demonstrated inspirational value driven leadership in their profession, as well as giving to communities and supporting women to achieve their leadership potential across the City Region.

The 2016 recipient was Jill White from Andy Hanselman Consulting. The feedback from the judges alluded to a very close decision and all honourees we’re congratulated for their exceptional work.

Speakers included Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for South Yorkshire Andrew Coombe, the Master and Mistress Cutler, Sir Derek Myers, Lead Commissioner for Rotherham Borough Council. The line-up also included 3 female leaders breaking the mould in manufacturing, Bridie Warner-Adsetts, Anne Wilson and Marie Cooper, who all called for more young people, particularly girls, to consider careers in the sector.

Further speakers were Vicky Hilton who is leading the Rotherham Carnival for 2016 and Sile Mithule only 18 but an amazing role model for young people championing education.

The event also featured a video welcome from the CEO of Athena International, Diane Dinkel, who is hoping to join us for the 2017 Athena Award celebrations.

We would like to say a big thank you to our event sponsors: Airmaster UK, Bhayani, Go With Mo, Leo Wealth Management and Rotherham Together Partnership, and a special thank you to Visualised IT who kindly filmed the event.
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5The Women in Business Athena Awards at Tankersley Manor, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 8 March 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Jill White at the Women in Business Athena Awards at Tankersley Manor, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 8 March 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.     3

 

2016 Honourees:
Amanda Parris – Business Incubation and Enterprise

Amy Stephenson – Human Recruitment

Ann Cadman – The Source

Bernadette Rushton – Rotherham Investment & Development Office

Bobbie Roberts – Chair of Doncaster Bench Magistrates

Dave Parkin – E Driving Solutions

Elaine Flynn – Sheffield Hallam University

Halima Mohammed – African Women’s Health Group

Ian Edwards – E Driving Solutions

Jill White – Andy Hanselman Consulting

Katherine Fletcher – Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance

Lisa Pogson – Airmaster UK

Neil Beeson – E Driving Solutions

Rosalie Huzzard – Labouring for Peace Author

Shahida Siddique – FaithStar LLP

Shamila Aktar – InspirAbility

Tina Hodges – Transformation Is For All
Sheffield University Management School in conjunction with the Women in Business network is delighted to announce a 50% tuition fee scholarship (worth £10,500) for a member individual. For further details click here.

 

Jo Davidson and Deborah Bullivant at the Women in Business Athena Awards at Tankersley Manor, Sheffield, United Kingdom on 8 March 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

 

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