Recognising female talent at the Everywoman Awards 2015

We attended the Everywoman Awards 2015, held at The Dorchester in London on December 2, 2015, which acknowledged women who have been an inspiration in their respective careers.

Sponsoring the awards Reception, representatives from EDF Energy congratulated and celebrated the winners on the day, which included: 

The Artemis Award (sponsored by Crystal Clear International), which acknowledged the most inspirational woman running a business (trading between 18 months to three years). The winner was Suzanne Brock, Nutriment Ltd

The Demeter Award (sponsored by Worldpay), which recognised the most inspirational woman running a business that has traded between three to six years. The winner was Poppy Mardall, Poppy’s Funerals

The Athena Award for most inspirational woman running a business trading between seven and eleven years. The winner was Clare Johnston. The Up Group

The Hera Award for most inspirational woman running a business trading over 12 years or more. The winner was Gillian Pearson, Newberry International Produce & Smootheelicious Ltd

The Iris Award (sponsored by IBM) for the most inspirational and successful female entrepreneur who runs a business that uses technology in an innovative and disruptive way. The winner was Jen Hyatt, Big White Wall

The Aphrodite/Mumpreneur Award (sponsored by the Daily Mail), which recognises a woman who founded her business whilst raising a child/children aged 12 or under.

The winner was Sarah Pittendrigh, Simply Bows and Chair Covers

"For me, the stories from the nominees were truly inspirational. It gave me confidence that any one of us can have a winning idea. By being tenacious, taking measured risks, and through building a supportive network; we all have the potential to build great successes. I enjoyed attending the Everywoman awards, which recognises and rewards female talent," said Alice Aprile-Smith, Principal Product and Pricing Developer at EDF Energy.

“I was truly inspired by the diverse range of female entrepreneurs that were recognised at the Everywoman awards, which span across a variety of sectors, size and scale of operations. The common themes from all the women were drive, passion, courage and innovation. These are the themes that we can work with the Everywoman network on to support women at work within EDF Energy,” said Dawn Fortune, Head of B2B HR at EDF Energy.

Congratulations again to this year’s winners on their achievements. For information on the Everywoman Awards 2015, please visit: