Wendy Dean, CEO, announced as Ambassador for Women of the Year Awards

The House of Lords played host on Thursday 12th January for the official launch of the 41st Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards 2023 (WOTY), marking the opening of the nomination window for the highly prestigious honour ‘Business Woman of the Year 2023’.

Wendy Dean, CEO of Strategi Solutions and 2022 Inspiring Workplaces Inspiring Leader attended the event as a new Ambassador, after sponsoring the awards for the past five years. Thrilled to be in her new role, Wendy shared, “Throughout my career, I have always been an advocate for women in business, and what better way to celebrate that than by becoming an Ambassador for these awards.

“Having the opportunity to stand here as a woman who has worked so hard to drive equal opportunities, celebrate achievements and break down age-old barriers that existed in corporate positions, I can’t wait to see what incredible women get to take to the stage in October.”

Sally Lindsay, WOTY President and highly established British actor and writer took centre stage at the major launch event, sponsored by Lloyds Bank PLC, to unveil the proceedings for this year’s event and recognise the very notable and extremely deserving past winners of the last 40 years.  

Taking place on Friday, 6th October 2023 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Women of the Year Luncheon & Awards, is a celebration of achievement which promotes positive female role models who provide inspiration across all areas of society and the business community. The lead sponsor for the event is the major online bank, Aldermore.  

As well as the main honour, WOTY Business Woman of the Year 2023, two other major awards will be presented on 6th October – ‘Women of Achievement’, in celebration of a much deserving group of individuals or teams, and ‘Woman with Edge’, sponsored by leading law firm Freeths LLP, and celebrating the younger generation of women coming through the ranks and ‘the ones to watch’.   

Attending the high-profile launch evening at the House of Lords were many other honoured guests including WOTY Ambassador and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords Baroness Newlove, and WOTY Directors Emma Elston MBE, Sharon Redrobe OBE, Zalena Vandrewala and Fleur Sexton DL.

Key launch event sponsors include Lloyds Bank PLC (House of Lords overall launch event sponsor), No.3 Gin (House of Lords launch event drinks sponsor) and Aldermore (headline sponsor of the Awards and Luncheon). Other key sponsors include Strategi Solutions, Freeths LLP, Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Limited, Aston University, Red Cloud Business Services Ltd and Miss Media.

To nominate yourself, or someone you know, follow the link: https://www.womenoftheyear.org.uk/nomination-form/

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