The inaugural Women in Sales Awards will showcase the accomplishments and sales generating talents of the best saleswomen across Europe.
In order to be eligible for the Women in Sales award, a candidate must hold a revenue generating position and be nominated by her company.
Sales is one of the driving forces of business success but it is an area of business traditionally been dominated by men. Diversity and inclusion are cornerstones of continued business growth and the Women in Sales Awards will highlight the positive impact women make in the sales arena.
According to the organisers of the Women in Sales Awards, “women make great sales professionals not only because they listen ... [but they] are adaptable [and] thrive on diversity and change”. The inherent compassion that women possess is often falsely presumed to be a weakness in sales but, as more business leaders are discovering, it is actually a valuable asset.
The awards to be presented at the inaugural event in 3 December, 2013 in London are:
- Best Woman Pharmaceutical Sales
- Best Woman Healthcare Sales
- Best Woman Financial Sales
- Best Woman Software Sales
- Best Woman Technology Sales
- Best Woman Insurance Sales
- Best Woman Advertising Sales
- Best Woman Sales Director
- Best Woman Sales Manager
The Best Incentive and Motivation Programme of the Year award will also be presented to the company that actively supports and encourages women in sales.
The nominees will be judged by several esteemed sales leaders in business. These will include Susan Perry-Whitehead, direct sales channel director for DHL International (UK), Pauline Crawford, founder and chief executive of corporate heart, Nicole Rombach director sales and service Centre EMEA Regus (Amsterdam), Tamara Schenk strategic sales enablement executive, T-Systems International (Germany), Kahina Van Dyke group head, Global Initiatives at MasterCard (UK), Kate Burns, former head of AOL Europe and founder of Accelerate and board advisor of LoopMe (UK), Jonathan Farrington senior partner, Jonathan Farrington & Associates & CEO Top Sales World (UK), Pascale Hall Partner Minds&More; sales performance consultant; channel enablers consultant Miller Heiman (BEL), Marco Rasi founder Il Commerciale – The Salesman (ITALY), Jinan Alrawi managing director, DC Design Tech (Amsterdam) and Jaap Zuiderveld , vice-president sales, Colt Enterprise Services.
By nominating an employee for the Women in Sales awards, a company not only shows support for their female sales force but it boosts morale, improves attitudes, encourages ambition, inspires and motivates continued success, sales and advancement.
To learn more about the Women in Sales Awards, how to nominate a candidate, how to become a sponsor and understand the positive impact these awards and nominations provide, visit www.wisawards.com.
Entries completed & submitted by 17 May 2013 are free of charge. The nomination fee for entries submitted between the 18th of May 2013 and 14th June 2013 is £150 + VAT per entry and nominations submitted after the 14th of June will be £200 + VAT.