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Business Women’s Achievements to be Recognised in Prestigious Awards Ceremony he achievements of business women throughout Northern Ireland are to be celebrated at the Women in Business Awards 2017. The Awards were launched in Belfast by Women in Business Chair and director at O’Reilly Stewart, Imelda McMillan. Now in their seventh year, the Women in Business awards celebrate, reward and acknowledge the dedication and achievements of business women across Northern Ireland. A firm fixture in the business calendar, this year’s awards will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Thursday 9th November, where all sectors and industries can join together for an evening of celebration. All finalists will join the Women in Business T Award Finalist Alumnae, which offers the opportunity to network and engage with like­ minded business women enhancing both personal and professional development. This year, finalists will also have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive Finalist Retreat where they will be inspired by a range of speakers and network in a unique environment. Women in Business Chair Imelda McMillan, commented, “Women are an integral and valuable part of every community and every business. Women in Business celebrates women’s professional achievements and inspires them to reach their full potential. “The Awards recognise business women from all fields through eleven awards categories. With four of the categories divided into two levels acknowledging the contribution of both corporate and small business. “There is something for everyone with awards ranging from Diversity in the Workplace to Outstanding Innovation, Excellence in IT to Young Business Woman of the year. Nominations are now open and I would encourage you to nominate yourself, a friend, colleague or an organisation before Monday 2 October at 12pm.” For a full list of awards, entry forms and to book a ticket to the event visit: wib­awards­/awards­2017.aspx 47