The Recognition of Outstanding Contribution Award was introduced in 2000, and revised in 2017, to showcase and celebrate achievement among women in Scotland across all sectors. This award will be presented to a woman who has demonstrated outstanding contribution to a business or the wider community, over and above her normal working activities. She may be a mentor, volunteer or charity ambassador giving of her time, skills and energy for the benefit of others. The award is aimed at identifying role models who inspire and motivate others.
The Award is open to women in the business professions, private, public, and voluntary sectors in Scotland.
Entry is free for affiliate members and ASB direct members, and costs £50 per entry for non-members.
If you won the Recognition of Outstanding Contribution Award last year then you are not eligible to enter the category this year.
This award is made to an individual, rather than to an organisation.
Criteria assessed (500 words max per criterion)
Candidates must be able to demonstrate their competence in their chosen field and, more importantly, must show how that competence has benefited business or the wider community in Scotland.
Though not part of the main assessment criteria, a strong business/career track record, networking, leadership and communication skills are a pre-requisite and should be evidenced within the application/judging process.
The application should be submitted via the ASB website.
Applications should be accompanied by two endorsements/references.