2020 Categories

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Our team awards are open to teams which are led by women or where the team is predominantly made up of women.

Woman of the year

This award will recognise someone who is an inspiration to others. They will be an outstanding ambassador for women in housing and excel in whatever they do. They could be a housing professional, a tenant or anyone else who has had a hugely positive impact. We are looking for someone who has demonstrated real leadership, a personal commitment to supporting other women in their personal and professional development and a willingness to speak truth to power.

Professional of the year

This award recognises someone who has delivered an outstanding contribution in their organisation. Professionalism will be at the heart of their activity and they will live and breathe housing. We’re looking for someone who has demonstrated they are absolutely committed to the sector and who has played a crucial role in driving their organisation, and the housing agenda forward.

Consultant of the year

The work of housing organisations is crucial, but so too is the work of the many consultants that support their work. This award recognises someone who works as a consultant and makes a crucial contribution in housing. They could work in construction, engineering, architecture, project managing, planning, marketing or any other discipline which directly supports the work of a housing organisation. A great relationship with the organisation they work with will sit at the heart of their success and they will be able to demonstrate real results.

Young achiever

This award recognises the contribution of someone under 30 who is making waves in the housing sector. We’re looking for someone who has quickly got to grips with the demands of the housing sector to make their mark in their organisation. The impact of their work on their organisation and the communities they work in will be clear, as will their passion and commitment to make a difference.

Board/committee member of the year

Board members, committee members and non-execs play a crucial role in driving an organisation forward. We’re looking for someone who has really embodied that role to have a big impact. Whatever their role this person has they will have demonstrated outstanding effort and performance. They will be passionate about the work the organisation they represent does and they will have made a very real difference.

Finance professional of the year

In a difficult landscape, financial professionals drive their organisation’s performance. This award recognises an outstanding finance professional at the top of their game, and inspiring and supporting other women to progress.

Inclusion champion

We’re looking for a professional who has gone the extra mile to promote inclusion. They could have taken the lead on gender inequality in their organisation or supported LGBT or BAME people in their communities. Whatever their role, they will be able to demonstrate concerted effort to put inclusion at the heart of their work and be able to show clear results.

Marketing or communications initiative

This award will recognise the team behind an outstanding communications initiative. Campaigns may be large or small and could be internally or externally focused. They will be specifically targeted at women or will be able to demonstrate an impact for women. Teams or initiatives of all types are eligible, from those marketing the sale of new homes to those engaging tenants, staff or wider stakeholders. So whether it is a social media campaign reaching other housing organisations, a lobbying project to influence politicians or an event with tenants, our judges want to hear all about it.

Sustainability champion

This award recognises a professional who has gone the extra mile to improve sustainability. We’re looking for someone who demonstrates a commitment to sustainability. This could be through a project, group or campaign.

Improving the Lives of Women or Communities Award

This award recognises outstanding projects which have positively enhanced the lives of women or the wellbeing of communities. We are looking for projects led by an organisation, a team, a board or a community group. They will be able to demonstrate what the project set out to achieve, how it did this and the results it secured. Examples could include great design, estate regeneration or health and wellbeing projects.

Team of the year

Team of the year

From care teams to customer service teams, finance teams and beyond – we know that you’ll have a team that does fantastic work benefitting women. We’re looking for a team which has gone above and beyond and shown creativity, innovation, determination or passion. Whatever they do, they will have excelled and made a real difference in your organisation and to women.

Employer of the year

This award will recognise an employer/HR team in the housing or construction sectors that has demonstrated a commitment to building a culture and environment in which women can thrive and prosper. This organisation will have excelled in putting inclusion at the heart of its work and be able to show it implemented a strategy and delivered clear results. Judges will be particularly interested to hear about any initiatives that targeted or supported women.

Best Apprenticeship Scheme

This award recognises women that have developed and furthered their careers in housing and construction – from an apprenticeship scheme or a traineeship, in any discipline and working within the housing sector.

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