Helen Slinger shortlisted in the 2016 National Women in Business Awards

With a new female prime minister, 8 women cabinet ministers, and a new female chair of the Institute of Directors, women in leadership are trailblazing in British politics and business.

Forward Ladies recently announced the shortlist for the 2016 National Women in Business Awards, sponsored by HSBC, which this year has attracted the highest number of entries ever received! But that’s not all… Helen Slinger, CEO of BT Business Direct and BT Shop, has made the shortlist in this year’s prestigious awards. Well done Helen!

Helen said: “I’m really pleased to have been shortlisted. As a member of BT Women’s Network, this award has particular resonance for me. There’s a real high-calibre of entrants, and to be shortlisted alongside these individuals feels great. I look forward to the regional finals!”

Forward Ladies was founded in 1999, having originally been set up through the regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward. Forward Ladies started with one clear goal: to unlock potential in professional women.

Helen has been nominated in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) award category. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the positive financial impact of their role to the business in which they work.

In announcing the shortlist for the North West, Wales and Isle of Man, Griselda Togobo, MD of Forward Ladies said: “This has been a fantastic year for women; we continue to start, grow and run high profile successful companies. We have been surprised and delighted by the number, calibre and diversity of the applications we have received, and look forward to celebrating their success.”

“The award categories are a reflection not only of the types of businesses with which women are involved but also industries which need to attract and encourage young women to join for future growth and prosperity.”

The shortlisted applicants in each of the categories will be invited to attend the regional final at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel, Manchester, on Friday 21 October. The winners from this and the other regional finals, will then be invited to appear before a live judging interview panel in November, followed by the national final in Leeds on 1 December.

To read more about this award, visit http://forwardladies.com/awards/2016-wiba-regional-heats-north-west-wales-and-isle-of-man-shortlist/

Congratulations on this fantastic achievement and good luck in the regional finals Helen!

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