Nominations open for the NatWest WISE100, celebrating women in social enterprise

Women in social enterprise awards
5 September, 2019


The NatWest WISE100, which promotes women in social enterprise, and people of any gender who champion women, is open for nominations.

Being listed in the top 100 means national recognition for their work to create and manage a business that gives back to the community.

There are six categories, and an overall winner for each category:

WISE100 Social Business Leader of the Year – for a CEO or senior manager with more than three years’ experience working for social impact and driving revenue.

WISE100 One to Watch – for a CEO or senior manager with less than three years’ experience working for social impact and driving revenue.

WISE100 Social Finance Champion – for an investor, or someone involved in successful social investment.

WISE100 Women’s Champion – for someone of any gender identity who mentors or champions women in social enterprise.

WISE100 Anchor-woman – for a woman who isn’t necessarily in a senior role, but gets things done and forms an integral part of a social enterprise’s success.

WISE100 Environmental Champion – for a woman whose social enterprise work covers environmental issues.

You are welcome to nominate yourself or others for the WISE100. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate women and women’s champions in and around Bristol for their social businesses and investment.

All nominated women will be invited to a WISEUP day of workshops and networking, including the WISE100 awards, hosted by NatWest, on Thursday 28 November 2019 at 250 Bishopsgate, London.

Nominations close on Wednesday 23 October 2019. Click here for more details and to start your nomination.

If you’re involved in social enterprise, you may be interested in two upcoming events on the Voscur calendar:

Bristol’s proposal for supporting trade and social enterprise is a free event co-hosted with Black South West Network on Tuesday 24 September. Join us at Tony Benn House from 10am – 1pm to help shape the city’s proposal for the Local Access Programme funding.

Kick Start is a free course for groups or individuals with a community project idea or a very new social enterprise. This popular course helps you decide which business structure you need, teaches you about business plans, finance and marketing, and where to get advice and support. The next course starts on Wednesday 15 January 2020.