Association of Scottish Businesswomen Honour Inspirational Leaders

Each year the Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) honours and celebrates the achievement and contribution of inspirational women in business and the wider community through their Women of Inspiration Awards.

We are delighted to announce that we honoured twelve such women this year on International Women’s Day at a special reception hosted by Virgin Money at their Lounge in Edinburgh. Each woman was nominated by someone who felt they are deserving of the award; an inspiration to others, role models or leaders in their professions; women who have excelled in their careers or who have encouraged others and impacted lives in the wider community.

Local champion Angie Foreman, Programme Director of Coca Cola 5by20 was nominated by 5by20 graduates Karen Hamilton and Lynn Warren.

“Angie is one of the most amazing, passionate and dedicated women I’ve ever met. She has the ability to ensure that every woman who participates in the Coca Cola 5by20 program builds in confidence and feels she is part of a much larger, worthwhile network. Through her own determination and belief she brings out the best in every woman; she personally mentors those needing support and builds confidence, knowledge and strength in others. She instils knowledge without being patronising, gets involved in the businesses and is always at the end of a phone.”

ASB president, Wendy Maltman said “we were overwhelmed by the number of nominations received this year, celebrating the contributions and achievements of women from all walks of life, making the decision of the nomination committee very difficult.

“Our “Inspirational Women”are business leaders, chief executives, trailblazers, charity champions, entrepreneurs, mentors, motivational speakers and adventurers, women who are truly inspirational and worthy of these awards.

“Each of these women are impacting the businesses and communities in which they work; they are passionate and pioneering business leaders, and selfless and committed charity champions, inspiring and encouraging those around them to overcome barriers and reach their own goals.”

The women recognised in the 2018 ASB Women of Inspiration Awards are:

Alice Beveridge, Tree Of Knowledge; Alison Tait, Break the Silence; Angie Foreman, Coca Cola 5by20 Programme, Fin Wycherley, Supersize Media; Jennifer Connelly, Fastworks Bonhill; Liz Cameron OBE, Scottish Chambers of Commerce; Louise Macdonald, Young Scot; Mairi McCallum, Moray Foodbank; Mollie Hughes, mountaineer, adventurer and motivational speaker; Pauline Moriarty, Beautiful Inside & Out SCIO, Susan Mackenzie Young, Gallagher Insurance; Val Russell, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce

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