BIBA Categories

Reflecting industry sectors which encompass small business,

The Black Women In Business Awards cover the following categories:-

BIBA Categories explained:

Young Achiever: Celebrates, encourages and motivates young people aged 18-21 whose ambition it is to start their own business to become young entrepreneurs, and is working towards this in school, college or university.
Judging Criteria – Nomination Form

  • What qualifications are you working towards in support of your business idea.
  • What have you done to secure a mentor to support your business idea.
  • What research have you done to support the start up of your business.
  • Why you should be named the BIBA Young Achiever Of 2012
Young Entrepreneur:Recognises women between the ages of 18 and 30 who have set up and grown their own business, and seen to be making a positive contribution to the UK’s GDP.
Judging Criteria – Nomination Form

  • What specific challenges you have overcome to get where you are today
  • Where do you see your business in 3 years time
  • What safe guards have you put in place to get through the economic downturn
  • Why you should be named winner of the BIBA Young Entrepreneur 2012
Social & Humanitarian:Recognises women making a positive contribution to their community through running a social enterprise, charity or volunteering.
Judging Criteria – Nomination Form

  • Describe your relationship with your local constituents
  • Describe the impact of your efforts has had in your community
  • Describe what you have done to help your local community/individuals to overcoming adversity during the economic downturn
  • Why you should be named winner of the BIBA Social & Humanitarian 2012
Media:Recognises women working in broadcast, print or electronic media making significant steps within their chosen format.                                                                                      Judging Criteria – Nomination Form

  • Describe your impact and achievements within the Media Sector.
  • Describe how you are overcoming adversity during the economic downturn within the Media arena
  • Why you should be named winner of the BIBA  Media Category 2012.
Arts & Culture:Recognises women in the world of performing and visual arts, writing and on-screen arts.                                        Judging Criteria – Nomination Form

  • Describe your impact and achievements within the Arts sector
  • Describe how you are overcoming adversity during the economic downturn within the Arts arena
  • Why you should be named winner of the BIBA  Arts Category 2012.
Sport: Featured for 2012 only. Recognising the London Olympic Games, and the sports stars who will emerge, and go on to become business women in their own right.
Business Leader – Public Sector:Recognises women who have climbed the employment ladder in the Public Sector through exemplar leadership, making great role models and leaving the door open for others to follow.             Judging Criteria – Nomination Form

  • Examples of your successful leadership
  • The impact that your leadership has had on your organisation, staff and bottom line
  • Why you should be named as the BIBA Public Sector Leader 2012
Business Leader – Private Sector: Recognises women who have climbed the employment ladder in the Private Sector through exemplar leadership, making great role models and leaving the door open for others to follow.Judging Criteria – Nomination Form

  • Examples of your successful leadership
  • The impact that your leadership has had on your organisation, staff and bottom line
  • Why you should be named as the BIBA Corporate Leader  2012
Small Business Owner:Recognises business owners in small, medium-sized having been in business for a minimum of three years, covering any industry sector.                                                        Judging Criteria – Nomination Form

  • Describe your relationship with your customers/suppliers
  • Describe the impact of your management on your team and the bottom line
  • Describe how you are overcoming adversity during the economic downturn
  • Why you should be named BIBA  SME Business Woman 2012
Corporate:Recognises organisations which have a reputation for promoting equality and ethnic diversity and reflects local or global diversity within their own workforce.                                             Judging Criteria:- Nomination Form

  • Does your company have and encourage a BAME Network
  • How does your company reflect its local or global diversity
  • How are you ensuring you widen your talent pool
  • What is your company doing to encourage diverse suppliers
  • Why your company should be named BIBA Corporate of 2012
International Award:Awarded to a business or individual who exemplifies the ethos of the BIBAs, and shows examples of best practice and innovation which could be put into practise for UK businesses.                                                                                Judging Criteria – Nomination Form

  • Details of the international business that you undertake
  • How international dealing has impacted on international visibility and profitability
  • Why you should be named as International Business Woman 2012
President’s Award: Recognises a company or individual who falls outside any of the above categories, is awarded at the President’s discretion.
Patron's award to Srgt Biharri - (awarded St Georges Cross)Patron’s Award: recognises an individual who has made great strides within their working life, who may no longer be in business or work, but has made great contributions to their community and has left a legacy of their work.
Jaguar- Sponsors AwardSponsor’s Excellence Award:This special award is presented by the Champion Sponsor for the event, and may be awarded to one outstanding woman of achievement who, the Sponsor feels, most exemplifies the ethos of the BIBAs – Black Women In Business Awards.

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