Introduced in 2013 this award recognises the qualities of a successful woman in a profession who makes a significant individual contribution to support her organisation to deliver superior performance.
“Last year my Board nominated me for the ASB Professional of the Year Award (2018) – the first I knew about the nomination was when I received a telephone call inviting me for interview as one of the shortlisted finalists! Winning this National Award has been an amazing, affirming and humbling experience as there are so many talented business women across Scotland.
"The Award has helped to positively raise the profile of Rossie, my organisation, and independently validate my leadership style, which is one of staff inclusivity. My staff are standing a little taller, smiling a little brighter, and have great pride in this achievement as the success links directly back to them and their excellent work. The Award also increases key stakeholder confidence in my leadership, resulting in greater opportunities for partnership working.
"On a personal level, if I am having a bad day and need a little “pick me up” it is nice to hold the trophy and remind myself that I am doing okay"
Mary Geaney MPA MSc BSocSc CQSW Chief Executive Officer, Rossie : Winner of Professional of the Year 2018
This award is made to an individual, rather than to an organisation.
If you won the Professional of the Year Award last year, then you are not eligible to enter this category, this year.
Entry is free for affiliate members and ASB direct members, and costs £50 per entry for non-members.
The application should be submitted via the ASB website (see Awards Home Page for full application process).
Applications MUST be accompanied by two endorsements/references.
Applications MUST include a photo of the applicant, suitable for use in the event the applicant is shortlisted as a finalist.
Upload files must not exceed 2MB.
Criteria assessed (500 words max per criterion.)