Deadline extension for Women of Achievement Awards announced

The deadline for one of the most prestigious and long-running awards ceremonies in the region has been extended by two weeks. 

The Women of Achievement Awards (WOAA), organised by Women in Business Hull (WIB), celebrates the achievements of businesswomen across Hull and East Yorkshire who either run their own business or hold a leading role in their profession, industry, organisation or charity. Entries are now set to close on Sunday 14 August, giving nominees an extra two weeks to write and submit their entry.

Natalie Houfe, chair of Women in Business Hull, who announced the extension, said: “We’ve had a great response so far, but we’ve also had a number of requests to extend the deadline. We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to apply so the closing date has now been moved to Sunday 14 August – and we’re really looking forward to reading even more amazing, inspirational stories.”

The WOAA will take place on Friday 11 November from 12-5pm at the Mercure Hotel in Willerby. Gloria Hunniford OBE, one of Britain’s best-known television and radio personalities has been announced as this year’s guest speaker. Meanwhile, former ITV Calendar News senior reporter Fiona Dwyer will compère the event.

Nine different categories are available to enter, including:

  • New Business Award
  • Established Business Award
  • Voluntary Award
  • Apprentice/ Trainee Award
  • Women in STEM Award
  • Lifetime of Achievement Award
  • Female Entrepreneur Award
  • Women Breaking Boundaries Award
  • Employee of the Year

If you know someone who deserves recognition, don’t hesitate to nominate them, whether it’s a friend, family member, client or colleague. Women are also encouraged to nominate themselves for an award.

Natalie continued: “We have so many hard-working women in all sectors across Hull and East Yorkshire and we want them to shout out about the amazing work they are doing in their industry!”

To enter the WOAA, or to find out more information, please visit: