Forward Ladies is one of the leading organisations in the UK solely for the purpose of promoting + celebrating women in business. Their national awards scheme has been running for almost a decade + I am delighted and honoured to announce that I have been shortlisted for the Rising Star award!
I was nominated a few months ago + was invited to submit an application, which would then be reviewed by a panel of judges. Here is where it gets interesting...
Before pressing submit, I had to tick a box agreeing that I would be available to attend the awards ceremony in September should I be shortlisted. I did so, despite knowing that I had already booked a holiday + was scheduled to depart that very day. The reason for this was that I told myself I would never actually be shortlisted, + that I was filling it in for fun.
Fast forward a couple of months later, to my utter surprise, I received an email that I had been shortlisted!
Lesson learned: always believe in yourself + in God's countless + endless blessings.
I am honoured to be shortlisted alongside the following incredible women:
Jennifer Stevens, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, Senior Learning & Development Manager;
Louise Mackin, Roper Rhodes Ltd, Head of HR;
Maria Ursu, Vodafone Group Services Limited, HR Business Partner;
Farzana Faz, Saracens Solicitors, Consultant Family Solicitor.
Even if I do not win, just being shortlisted for this is a huge honour.
...and yes, I will be changing my ticket/buying a new one!