Management Today - Inspiring Women in Business Awards

From our regular Inspiring Women conferences in Edinburgh and London and annual 35 Women Under 35 campaign, to profiles, advice, opinion and analysis online and in print, Management Today is dedicated to championing the country’s brightest businesswomen – and helping the next generation of female talent to reach the top. We believe that equality for women is progress for all.

The Inspiring Women in Business Awards recognise the country’s remarkable, talented, visionary and ground-breaking businesswomen of all ages, at every level and across all sectors, and those companies and colleagues that are helping them to succeed.

We proudly announced this year's deserved winners on June 4th. There has never been a time to celebrate Inspiring women in business.

2020 Results

Individual Awards

Wendy Walton


Stephanie Drakes

Social & Local CIC

Belinda Parmar

The Empathy Business

Entrepreneur of the Year - CYBER SECURITY

Poppy Gustafsson, Darktrace

Entrepreneur of the Year - MARKETING & COMMS

Rachel Pendered, Media Zoo

Entrepreneur of the Year - FEMTECH

Tania Boler, Elvie

Entrepreneur of the Year - FMCG

Hillary Graves, Little Dish

Entrepreneur of the Year - PUBLISHING

Carole Tonkinson, Bluebird (Pan Macmillan)

Entrepreneur of the Year - DRINKS

Raissa and Joyce de Haas, Double Dutch Drinks

Entrepreneur of the year - TECH

Victoria Peppiatt, Phrasee

Entrepreneur of the Year - TECH

Anna Assassa, Tisski

Entrepreneur of the Year - MARKETING & COMMS

Tamara Littleton, The Social Element

Gemma Appleford

IPG Mediabrands

Katerina Dayantis


Olivia Koewius


Johann Muldoon

Manor Architects

Jo Bertram


Samairah Maqsood


Natalie Cummins

Zenith UK

Jill Palmer

Click Travel

Louise Johnson


Awards For Company Initiatives

Why Inspiring Women in Business Awards

The awards are for inspirational women and forward thinking businesses that are enabling and championing gender equality.

For Individuals

Regardless of the stage you are at in your career, there’s an opportunity to be honoured for the ways you are having a positive impact within your industry.

  • Raise your profile: Winners will be profiled in Management Today, the country’s longest-running business title.
  • Be recognised: This is your chance to highlight your work and celebrate your achievements.
  • Inspire others: Showcase your work and be a role model for the next generation. You can’t be what you can’t see.
  • Be part of Management Today’s Inspiring Women network. Receive discounted rates to our conferences and events, meet like-minded businesswomen, boost your network and share tips.

For Businesses

For businesses to truly be seen as leaders in their field, it is crucial they successfully address the issue of gender equality. Equality in business is more than just a worthy goal. It is a way to get the most out of your staff and build a more competitive business. Winning an Inspiring Women In Business Award will;
  • Position your business as a leader on the issue of gender equality.
  • Gain recognition for the game changing initiatives your company has implemented to drive equality in the workplace.
  • Showcase your business as an equal opportunities employer to attract the very best talent.
  • Boost your company profile and credibility by increasing your exposure - you will be promoted to Management Today’s audience including 135,000 monthly users and 13,000 online bulletin subscribers. 
  • Demonstrate your quality - entering these awards will boost your place within the market, making your company stand out from competitors.
  • Recognition: Get your company's efforts recognised on a national scale. Motivate and retain the talent you have - and attract potential new employees.   

Key Information

Key Dates
Winners revealed: Thursday 4 June 2020