The Best Business Women Awards have announced their finalists for 2019. The business world is full of talented and dedicated female entrepreneurs who not only run successful businesses but, in many cases, also juggle the needs of their families. The Best Business Women Awards are designed to recognise the achievement of those women across a wide range of business categories from women across the UK.
Local businesswoman Kate Cherry from The Athena Network Bedfordshire has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Networker category.
The Athena Network Bedfordshire is a business networking, training and development club for female employees and business owners, a platform for members from a wide range of professions to share knowledge, skills and experience through structured monthly lunchtime networking meetings and informal coffee mornings. Meetings are held in Luton, Salford and Wyboston, with a new group launching in Bedford in October.
Debbie Gilbert, organiser of The Best Business Women Awards said ‘This is the 5th year of these prestigious awards. We were delighted with the number of entries this year, which came in from all over the UK. This is a tough competition judged by business experts. To be a finalist is a major achievement. Finalists have been selected for their business acumen, determination, creativity and tenacity. Well over 80% of start-ups fail in the first 3 years and all our finalists are all shining examples of being successful entrepreneurs who have proved their success to our judges.’
Kate says “I am so happy to be a finalist in the Best Business Women Awards, it is an honour to be considered in this category. At Athena we strive to empower women in business to grow themselves and their businesses and I am proud for this to be recognised”
The gala final of The Best Business Women Awards will be held on 11th October 2019 at The Tower Hotel in London when the winners will be announced.