Sarah Ali Choudhury receives a National Venus Award

Posted on Jul 26, 2018

The National Venus Awards provides additional recognition and publicity to Working Women who have already won a Regional Award.

This year, forty Regional Venus Award Winners from across the country, travelled to Basingstoke along with their supporters to discover whether they had reached that highest accolade –a National Venus Award!

The Venus Awards – dubbed by Channel 4 as “The Working Women’s Oscars” – celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the local, regional, and national economy, and are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member.

More than 90 finalists, supporters and guests attended the daytime event, which is the culmination of the Venus Awards year. After an inspirational address by sales guru Nic Rixon, the finalists and winners were announced, in groups interspersed with a delicious lunch. Venus Awards founder Tara Howard compered the event and a representative of each category sponsor presented the awards.

SingerJenny Oag, the winner of the 2017 Dorset Venus Award for Musical Talent, provided entertainment during the ceremony. From the rapturous applause, it was clear that the audience loved Jenny’s performances.

The 25 award categories covered a diverse range of business activities where women make a massive contribution, including Business Mother of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive PA of the Year and Inspiring Woman of the Year. (For a full list of categories, award winners and sponsors, please see the enclosed list.)

Sarah Ali Choudhury – Influential Woman National Winner summed up the impact of the Venus Awards when she said, “Words can’t describe what it feels like to be a National Winner for Influential Woman. It has been a phenomenal experience to be part of what the Venus awards and Tara Howard have designed. This incredible platform for women allows them to showcase themselves and progress to unlimited heights.”

Attendees spoke favourably about the quality of the finalists and enjoyed both the formal ceremony and the numerous opportunities to network both before and afterwards.

The Venus Awards is an annual rolling programme. We are already taking nominations for the forthcoming London Region Venus Awards, and preliminary judging is already underway for the Thames Valley Venus wards.

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