Malta’s first busi­ness­woman awards launched for trail­blaz­ing fe­male lead­ers

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - BUSINESS & FINANCE -

Pres­i­dent Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca presided over the launch of the Malta Busi­ness­woman of the Year Awards, of which she is Pa­tron. Th­ese awards, aimed at recog­nis­ing and en­cour­ag­ing ex­cel­lence among busi­ness­women in the coun­try, are sup­ported by HSBC Bank Malta plc.

The in­au­gu­ral Malta Busi­ness­woman of the Year Awards will hon­our the ac­com­plish­ments of women in two main cat­e­gories: 1) Busi­ness­woman of the Year, and 2) Young Busi­ness­woman of the Year. A third recog­ni­tion, Com­pany Award for Ex­cel­lence, will be pre­sented to a com­pany which demon­strates pro­mo­tion of women in busi­ness.

Pres­i­dent Coleiro Preca said: “The Malta Busi­ness­woman of the Year Awards cel­e­brate the ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment of women who have worked tire­lessly to break down bar­ri­ers with their com­mit­ment, drive and in­no­va­tion. Th­ese awards aim to shine a light on their re­mark­able achieve­ments as well as to make them role mod­els in so­ci­ety.”

Speak­ing at the launch event, An­drew Beane, CEO of HSBC Malta, said: “To­day, 60 per cent of grad­u­ates from the Univer­sity of Malta are fe­male but only five per cent of all Board po­si­tions in Malta’s listed com­pa­nies are held by women, the low­est in the EU. I have al­ways be­lieved that di­ver­sity of thought is an es­sen­tial com­po­nent of busi­ness suc­cess and th­ese statis­tics demon­strate that our econ­omy can­not fully pros­per and com­pete in­ter­na­tion­ally over the long term un­less the re­mark­able tal­ent of busi­ness­women in Malta is truly set free. We are hon­oured that Her Ex­cel­lency the Pres­i­dent of Malta, who clearly is a role model and ad­vo­cate of equal­ity at the high­est level of so­ci­ety, has gra­ciously agreed to be the pa­tron of th­ese awards to recog­nise and en­cour­age ex­cel­lence amongst busi­ness­women in the coun­try.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions are in­vited from busi­ness­women who with their fore­sight, cre­ativ­ity, and tal­ent have opened the path for other women in the coun­try to take on the en­dur­ing fe­male-en­trepreneurial spirit. En­try to the Awards is free and can be made at the ded­i­cated web­site www.mb­ Ap­pli­ca­tions can be sub­mit­ted un­til noon of 26 Novem­ber.

Nom­i­na­tions will be judged by a panel com­prised of some of Malta’s lead­ing busi­ness per­son­al­i­ties. A cer­e­mony to an­nounce the win­ners will be held at Verdala Palace in Fe­bru­ary 2019. More in­for­ma­tion on Terms and Con­di­tions and the event, as well as on­line en­try forms can be found on the ded­i­cated web­site www.mb­

Pres­i­dent Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, and HSBC Bank Malta plc CEO An­drew Beane an­nounc­ing the Malta Busi­ness­woman of the Year Awards

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malta

© PressReader. All rights reserved.