Last week I was thrilled to receive a #WOW award from Jacqueline Gold CBE, CEO of Ann Summers. Every week Jacqueline invites female entrepreneurs to tweet her using the #WOW tag about their businesses, and she chooses 3 winners. It's a fantastic way to get exposure for your business because she tweets about you to her 58k followers.
There are lots of other reasons why you should be applying for awards, and here are just some of them:
Winning an award gives you something fantastic to shout about - create social media posts, write a press release to the local paper, write a blog post, send out an email newsletter to your followers and add the badges to your website
2. Applying for an award can help you to re-assess your business
You may have to answer some in depth questions about your strategy going forward, so this is a great time to think clearly about where you are headed
3. It can help if you need to raise funds for your business
Creating a portfolio of awards and press coverage will help your credibility if you need to borrow money
4. Winning helps to combat Imposter Syndrome
We all have self-doubt sometimes, but winning an award gives you confidence that you have been recognised by experts in your field as being AWESOME!
So get entering!
Here are some awards for female entrepreneurs that you could look in to - do comment below if you know of any more!
- The Venus Awards
- Networking Mummies Awards
- Forward Ladies National Awards
- #WOW Women in Business Award by Jacqueline Gold
- Business Women Excellence Awards
Good luck and be sure to share your successes in our Facebook group!