The Malta Businesswoman of the Year Awards, aimed at recognising and encouraging excellence amongst businesswomen in Malta, have just been launched.
The inaugural Malta Businesswoman of the Year Awards will honour the accomplishments of women in two main categories: 1) Businesswoman of the Year, and 2) Young Businesswoman of the Year. A third recognition, Company Award for Excellence, will be presented to a company which demonstrates promotion of women in business.
Applications are invited from businesswomen who with their foresight, creativity, and talent have opened the path for other women in the country to take on the challenge of entrepreneurship. Entry to the Awards is free and can be made at www.mbwya.com.mt. Applications can be submitted until 26th November at noon.
Nominations will be judged by a panel comprised of some of Malta’s leading business personalities. A ceremony to announce the winners to be held at the Verdala Palace in February 2019.
President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, who has been appointed as the patron of the awards, said: “The Malta Businesswoman of the Year Awards celebrate the dedication and commitment of women who have worked tirelessly breaking down barriers with their commitment, drive and innovation. These awards aim to shine a light on their remarkable achievements as well as to make them role models in society.”
Andrew Beane, CEO of HSBC Malta, which is supporting the initiative, said: “Today 60 per cent of graduates from the University of Malta are female but only 5 per cent of all Board positions in Malta’s listed companies are held by women, the lowest in the EU. I have always believed that diversity of thought is an essential component of business success and these statistics demonstrate that our economy cannot fully prosper and compete internationally over the long term unless the remarkable talent of businesswomen in Malta is truly set free.”
“We are honoured that Her Excellency the President of Malta, who clearly is a role model and advocate of equality at the highest level of society, has graciously agreed to be the patron of these awards to recognise and encourage excellence amongst businesswomen in the country.”
More information on Terms and Conditions and the event, as well as online entry forms can be found on www.mbwya.com.mt