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Women in Defence UK

Awards 2021

We are proud to announce that nominations for the Women in Defence UK Awards 2021 are now open!
This year's categories and the criteria for each category are below. We ask that you read the criteria carefully to ensure you select the best category for your nominee. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team at womenindefenceuk@outlook.com.

Awards Timeline

Award Categories

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Inspirational

Award

Partner - Lockheed Martin

This award is to recognise where an individual has demonstrated having inspired or positively influenced the choices of other colleagues.

This category is open to individual women only.

Read the full criteria.

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Outstanding Contribution Award

Partner - BAE Systems

This award is to recognise an outstanding contribution to their organisation where the nominee has exceeded expectations.

This category is open to individual women only.

Read the full criteria.

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Most Collaborative Award

This award is to recognise where an individual has demonstrated that creating a collaborative working arrangement within their organisation or with another organisation has created a positive impact.

 

This category is open to individual women only.

Read the full criteria.

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Equality of Opportunity Award

This award is to recognise where an individual, team or organisation has worked to create an environment where there is equality of opportunity for any gender.  

This category is open to individuals of any gender, teams and organisations. 

Read the full criteria.

This award is to recognise where an individual, team or organisation has worked to create an environment where there is equality of opportunity for any gender.  

This category is open to individuals of any gender, teams and organisations. 

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Unsung Heroines Award

This award is to celebrate those women who, on an enduring basis, have improved the ‘lot' of people in defence, essential to an organisation's output but never seeking recognition for what they do.

This category is open to individual women only. 

Read the full criteria.

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STEM in Defence Award

Partner - Northrop Grumman

This award is to recognise an individual or team for promoting and supporting activities for young women studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

This category is open to teams and individuals of any gender.

Read the full criteria.

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Resolute Spirit Award

Partner - Royal Navy

This award is to recognise where an individual has shown true determination to overcome real adversity.

This category is open to individual women only.

Read the full criteria.

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Emerging Talent Award

This award is to recognise early career professionals (including apprentices and graduates) demonstrating high performance, who are within their first five years of work following the end of formal training or schemes.

This category is open to individual women who are within their first 5 years of work. 

Read the full criteria.

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Innovation and Creativity Award

Partner- QinetiQ

This award is to celebrate those women who have used imagination, creativity, inventiveness or ingenuity in an innovative way that has multiplied the effect of the UK defence mission.

This category is open to individual women only. 

Read the full criteria.

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Inclusive Teamwork Award

This award is to recognise where a team has demonstrated inclusive working, and where all team members have had a voice and been able to contribute, leading to a successful outcome with a tangible positive impact for the organisation.

This category is open to teams only.

Read the full criteria.

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