Commonwealth Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

* Nominations poll of CBW Community

Submit a Nomination

Commonwealth Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

* Nominations poll of CBW Community

Submit a Nomination

Salima Ahmed Award:

Most Inspiring Role Model for Women in Business

since last CHOGM

* Nominations will be from a poll of the CBW community and networks

Submit a Nomination

Commonwealth Government Award for Women’s Economic Empowerment

in collaboration with Global Citizen

Award for Cultural Enterprise Women in Arts – with a focus on Music

in collaboration with Commonwealth Resounds

Commonwealth Accredited Organisations Award

in collaboration with the Informal Forum of Commonwealth Organisations

Commonwealth Media of the Year

Commonwealth Male Champion of Change

Lifetime Achievement Award

Commonwealth Company of the Year Award

Award Categories information

* Nominations are open from Thursday 8th March 2018 (International Women’s Day) till Friday 23rd March 2018 12:00 GMT

Commonwealth Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

The Commonwealth Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award is not just about financial success but also making a real difference in any area of business across the Commonwealth. Criteria will also consider the nominee’s journey overcoming adversity, inspiring others, making a difference to their community, social impact and international reach.

Nominations will be from a poll of the CBW community and networks

 

Salima Ahmed Award for the Most Inspiring Role Model

for women in business since last CHOGM

Nominations poll of CBW community and networks

 

Commonwealth Company of the Year Award

in consultation with an Advisory Panel (Maila Reeves, CBW and Rhea Duttagupta, CorporateDNA Consulting)

Recognising a company that has had a significant impact on women’s economic empowerment in the organisation and the wider community

 

Commonwealth Government Award for Women’s Economic Empowerment

in collaboration with Global Citizen with an Advisory Panel consisting of a representative of each organisation

Recognising a Government that has a had visionary and significant impact on gender equality and women’s economic empowerment

 

Award for Cultural Enterprise Women in Arts – focus on Music

in collaboration with Commonwealth Resounds with an Advisory Panel consisting of a representative of each organisation

Recognising a woman who has made a difference to the creative and cultural industries through achievement in music

 

Commonwealth Accredited Organisations Award

in collaboration with the Informal Forum of Commonwealth Organisations (IFCO) with an Advisory Panel consisting of Nicholas Watts, Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Helen Jones, Royal Commonwealth Society

Recognising a Commonwealth Accredited Organisation that has made a significant contribution in supporting women’s economic empowerment and gender equality in its work, membership and governance

 

Commonwealth Media of the Year

Recognising media organisations and agencies in print, broadcast and online media that are breaking ground in challenging the perpetuation of embedded patriarchy in coverage, content and audience engagement

Advisory Panel of Erum Masood, CBW and member, Commonwealth Journalists Association and Herman Grech, Online Editor, Times of Malta

 

Commonwealth Male Champion of Change

Recognising a man who has been a strong advocate and change agent for women’s economic empowerment

Advisory Panel of the CBW Chair Freda Miriklis and Executive Director, Arif Zaman

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognising an individual who has had a sustained impact on women’s economic empowerment in their country and possibly beyond

Advisory Panel of the CBW Leadership (Board, Executive Management Team and Regional Partners)

Award Winners November 2015

1. Commonwealth Women Entrepreneur of the Year Winner: Valrie Grant (Jamaica)
Shortlist: Vanessa Perumal (South Africa), Deborah Schembri (Malta) and Elizabeth Sullivan (Tonga)

2. Women on Boards – Company award: Johannesburg Stock Exchange

3. Women in Procurement – Government award: Kenya

4. Publication of the Year:  Women in STEM Careers, edited by Diana Bilimoria and Linley Lord 2014, publ. Edward Elgar, UK

5. Special Award to 1st Commonwealth Male Champion of Change:  Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma

6. Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Salima Ahmed, President, Pakistan Federation of Business & Professional Women’s Organization

7. Joint Award with the Commonwealth Fashion Council: Sunita Mukhi (Malta)

8. Special Commendation:  Bushra Farooqui (UK/Pakistan)

9. Commonwealth Media of the Year: BAM Media (Lesotho) and Media Prima Berhad (Malaysia)