About


“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”- Estée Lauder

Welcome to the Business Women Excellence Awards, at present an annual Sussex Edition and in its 4th year, the awards are a podium offering many ways in which we can celebrate the South East’s female talent pool across all industries and all levels, from established female entrepreneurs to our regions rising stars. These awards recognise and promote achievement of women in business in all sectors. The business world is full of talented and dedicated business women, many of whom not only run successful businesses and many do so while still juggling the needs of their families.

The Business Women Excellence Awards are the creation of Faiza Shafeek the Managing Director of Carrot Events, an entrepreneur who has a huge and insatiable passion for business and for promoting women in all forms of business. She knows first-hand what a huge impact of winning a business award can be, she wants to give all women a chance of receiving recognition for their hard work and achievements and believes that the accolade endorsing one’s achievements and of course the exceptional marketing and PR opportunities that winning an award offers is immeasurable.

Faiza believes that more and more women are climbing through the ranks of the corporate world and more female entrepreneurs are being recognised. It is an amazing time to be a woman. We at the Business Women Excellence Awards want to recognise the success and worth of women and the awards offer a platform to celebrate our inspirational women in all fields of business.

We know there are so many formidable businesswomen in the UK are you one of them? Or know some of them? If so then don’t just sit there enter or nominate them now and make those amazing women’s day, It’s easy and very simple once you have made your entry or nomination, you or they will then get an email to say that you or they have been nominated but not by whom, how wonderful is that. There are 20 categories to choose from across all sectors, each and every category will provide a platform to share and celebrate success stories from the region’s winning and inspirational female entrepreneurs and business women.

The awards aim to seek out role models for our present and future generation of women leaders. If you run a business, are a great role model or a fantastic leader in your field then we want to hear from you!

Because of the amazing success of the Sussex Edition of the BWEA awards we are in 2020 launching editions in Surrey, Hampshire, London, Essex and Oxford and 2021 another 8 cities and regions will also be launched.