AND THE WINNERS ARE
I’m honoured that so many amazing women took part in this competition whether as nominees, putting forward nominees or by voting for people they find inspiring.
It’s fabulous to see how you empower others by sharing your stories, supporting and helping others, demonstrating that with determination and passion it is possible to achieve great things and still maintain a caring, supportive approach to business.
The winners in each category are as follows:
MOST INSPIRING FEMALE ENTREPRENEUR
UK Founding Presenter for Younique
Lynn’s story…….. ‘2 years ago I lost my daughter in tragic circumstances and I am still trying to get to the bottom of it. Since then I have got divorced, my house has been repossessed, I lost my darling Pickle (my dog). I couldn’t work as I was a medical rep and staying away from home was not good for me. My health has suffered as a result of worrying about everything. While my world was collapsing around me I’ve built a team of beautiful ladies, Team Diamonds, named after my Diamond in the sky. I love and support them in every way. Being nominated for Most Inspiring Entrepreneur has made my year I was in tears when I found I’d been nominated………’
BEST LEADER OF WOMEN’S NETWORKING GROUP
CEO/Director of Genieinus Foundation
I am a practicing Nichiren Daishonin Buddhist. I have studied Psychology & Sociology, trained in NLP and am employed as a mentor in Secondary School Education and I am a wife and mother to four amazing children.
‘The Genie In Us Foundation’ has been and still is a remarkable ‘Milestone’ in my life. I bring to you a team of Universal “CROP” (Cultivated Real Organic Practitioners) who want to share with you the making of ‘Inner Peace and Outer Paradise. Genie In Us Is another word for magic and the whole point of magic is that its inexplicable.
MOST INSPIRING MENTOR OR COACH
Founder of CEO Mums
CEO Mums inspires and helps women to “Cherish Every Opportunity” in pursuing their own definition of success in both their personal and professional lives.
Award-winning Women’s Business Coach and Marketing Mentor, Nicola powerfully combines coaching and intuition with 20 years of business, planning and marketing expertise, and the personal experience of being a full-time executive and entrepreneurial Mum to four children.
Author of the forthcoming book Small Business, Big Success, Great Lifestyle – 7 Steps to creating the business and lifestyle you deserve, Nicola’s work has been featured on international TV and won her an award for “New Business of the Year” from Women in Business East Sussex and “Best Supporting Business” finalist in the national MumpreneurUK business awards in 2014.
BEST FASHION BLOGGER
Whitney is a Fashion Designer, Stylist, Translator, founder and editor of WhitneysWonderland.com.
Born in Oregon, USA, but grew up in tropical Costa Rica, and pursued a career in English-Spanish translation but Whitney found she could not ignore her creative side and love for fashion, so decided to pursue a second degree and followed her dream to study Fashion Design.
Following her heart and having found love in a Londoner as well, Whitney moved to London, UK, and in April 2013 founded Whitney’s Wonderland, a blog dedicated to fashion & lifestyle, as a way to document all things she’s passionate about.
Whitney has collaborated with all kinds of brands, from high-street to high-end and couture, that she respects and believes adjust with the ethos of Whitney’s Wonderland.
BEST PERSONAL STYLIST
Founder of Helen Reynolds
Helen helps people improve their professional image and personal confidence.
With a degree in Business Administration and languages, Helen worked for many years in a corporate environment for The National Magazine Company (now Hearst Magazines) working on brands such as Harpers Bazaar, Country Living, Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan, before deciding to undertake training in image analysis and set up her first image business, StyleStep.
After helping hundreds of women to make changes to their image, I spotted a need for a discreet, personal, in-depth service for busy business women who need the stress taken out of their wardrobe management. I re-branded and now operate under my own name, offering an exclusive high-end service.
MOST MOTIVATIONAL FITNESS TRAINER
Founder of Julie Dennis
Julie is a weight loss specialist for women over 40 and through menopause.
With so much conflicting information out there, it can be hard to know where to begin. Should you eat low fat foods or non-fat foods, do you cut out sugar or is it the latest supplement that guaranteed to melt away the inches? Should you join a gym, engage a personal trainer or buy the latest celebrity DVD?
Julie spent over 20 years working for corporates in London latterly in the mining industry with a y background in data analysis and reporting this allows Julie to bring her passion and skill for taking complex processes and turning them into simple tools into my weight loss programs.
A big round of applause please for our fabulous winners!