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Unsung Heroines Award 

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

What will the judges be looking for?  

The judges will be looking for examples of women who work tirelessly and loyally, perhaps over many years; often the mainstay of a business unit, team or group; encouraging others with a kind or good word; or being the cheerful backbone of an organisation; (or eyes and ears), essential to its output and always willing to go the extra mile to support others; never seeking recognition for what they contribute, or perhaps not understanding the value of what they do.  

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The Unsung Heroines Award shares similarities with the Outstanding Contribution award. The key difference is that the Unsung Heroines award improves the ‘lot’ or morale of people working in defence of the nation, whereas the effect of the work under the Outstanding Contribution Award is to improve the output of organisations, as they work to meet their vision or mission in support of the defence of the nation and are often outstanding in their professional field.  

Finalists from earlier years  

Last year’s finalists were from the MoD Civil Service and the RAF. The winner was recognised for delivering optimised outcomes for several thousand wounded, injured and sick service personnel and their families for over fourteen years for the MoD. The other finalists were recognised for: valued service for the RAF and for all the charitable activities she dedicated her time to; for supporting thousands of people as the Unit Welfare Officer for 42 Engineer Regiment.

Who can be entered?  

This award is open to individual women only.  Please note winners of any category are excluded from nominations for any Women in Defence UK awards for 2 years.

Read the Terms & Conditions of Entry.

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