Stories of Women in Blakemore Award winners inspire through new book

AF Blakemore has the announced the winners of its first Women in Blakemore Awards via a story book. 

The awards, created to champion and recognise diversity and inclusivity in the business, called for nominations across six categories. Two of the categories requested entries from any gender, recognising the importance of men and women working together to initiate change.

Over 7,000 employees were asked to vote for who they thought was worthy of one of the six awards: Outstanding Female Influencer, Outstanding Diversity and Inclusiveness, Female Dream Builder, Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Resilience and Outstanding Male SupportHER.

Group marketing director Sarah Ellis said: “We were delighted to see so many people nominating their colleagues and we were even happier to see the level of detail people went to in their nominations. The comments received were caring, kind, considered and underpinned our values as a business.

“We wanted people to understand the value of how others viewed them. The idea to launch a story book came about when we were reading the entries: we felt other people could learn from them too.

“For us to move forward as a business, we need to find ways to positively influence. The Women in Blakemore Awards have taken people on a journey, to showcase best practice and to demonstrate the impact that positive behaviour can have on people’s lives.”

The book, Women in Blakemore Supportive Short Stories, is available to download here and is hoped to encourage many others to follow in the winner’s footsteps, or at least make a small step further towards gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Published Date: March 16, 2023

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