The Women 1st Shine Awards are the only awards that specifically highlight the amazing achievements of women in the travel industry and wider tourism and visitor economy sector, as well as the mentors and organisations that actively support women’s career development in those industries.
Entries are now open in the following categories:
• Rising Star
• Stepping Up
• Outstanding Entrepreneur
• Mentor of the Year
• Small Business
• Large Business
• Woman of the Year
• Lifetime Achievement
Women 1st has also extended the deadline for nominations for its Top 100 Club – a network of the most influential women in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism who act as ambassadors and role models for the female leaders of tomorrow. Ten new members of this prestigious network will be announced later this year, alongside the Shine Award winners.
Women 1st director, Simone Roche, said: “Following our Women 1st Conference last week we’ve been inundated with requests to extend the deadline for the awards, so we’ve decided to push it back by a week to allow people to get their entries in.
“Both the awards and Top 100 Club are hugely important in creating role models for women in our industries and developing tomorrow’s leaders, so I would definitely encourage organisations to put their staff (or themselves!) forward. We’ve been thrilled with the quality of the entries so far and look forward to receiving more!”