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Awards Categories

swib's awards categories are not limited to the usual ones offered by everyone else. Instead, swib recognises women who exemplify the values of connecting, communicating and collaborating - values which lead to success in business, the professions and the charitable sector.

Awards made by SWIB

There are two awards made by swib; click on the links to find out more about them

Awards you can apply for

There are five awards where women can nominate themselves :

  • Communicator Award
  • Connector Award
  • Collaborator Award
  • Innovator Award
  • Young Star Award

Below are examples of what might merit each of the nominated awards. Applicants are free to give evidence of other relevant qualities and achievements, of course!

Communicator Award

A good communicator works for the good of everyone, not just themselves or their company. They communicate with integrity and a sense of balance, and they never forget that communication is about listening as well as talking.
Examples of what makes a good communicator:
  • she helps people learn
  • she communicates what she knows superbly
  • she works to put difficult ideas across or communicates well in difficult situations

Connector Award

A good connector is someone who makes connections between people, understanding what each person is looking to achieve or can offer. She forms a bridge between people.
Examples of what makes a good connector:
  • she opens up new opportunities for other people
  • she makes positive introductions between people
  • she actively looks for people who could help meet someone’s need
  • she helps other people on their journey

Collaborator Award

A good collaborator is someone who helps people to work together effectively, regardless of role, organisation or traditional norms and forms. Collaborators may emerge at any level in their organisations, and may collaborate within their own organisation or between organisations.
Examples of what makes a good collaborator:
  • she works well with others, regardless of role, and enables others to do the same
  • she works with others to effect lasting change or introduces new approaches
  • she inspires people to pull together
  • she influences people outside her immediate circle and inspires them to take action

Innovator Award

This award is given for innovation in products, services or service delivery.
It is open to women working in any field: the arts, sciences, business and voluntary sector.
Examples of what makes a great innovator:
  • she develops new product, services or ways of working
  • she helps her company do something new
  • she solves problems for her company or organisation

Rising Star Award

This award is given to a woman between 18-35 who shows outstanding innovation, creativity, leadership or business flair.
Examples of what makes a Young Star:
  • she has developed a successful product or service
  • she has solved a problem for her company or organisation
  • she has shown exceptional resolve in achieving her goals

Do you have these qualities?

Don't be shy, put yourself forward using our Awards Entry Form when applications open and let us know how good you are!