Recognising Local Business Women
Business Women Awards announced the 2014 winners at the Lighthouse Poole on 11th June. Hosted by Dan Mills from Heart and Tara Howard, Venus Awards Founder.
Pauline Monk from Purple Teardrop Campaign, won the Dorset 2014 NatWest Venus Award in Category Breeze Volkswagen Influential Woman of the Year.
The NatWest Venus Awards Dorset Ceremony in association with Breeze Volkswagen was held on the 11th June – Hosted at the state of the art Lighthouse.
Since 2008 Pauline has campaigned vigorously to move human trafficking up the local and national political agenda, particularly the forced prostitution of women and girls. She takes positive action to raise awareness and to petition for change in legislation, and through Soroptimist and other national networks encourage others to do the same.
After Winning the Award, Pauline gave us her feedback about the Venus Awards:
“Soroptimist International Poole (SI Poole) and The Purple Teardrop anti trafficking campaign (PTC) implement activities for the betterment of our local community and specifically women and girls. Winning the Influential Woman Award has given us a platform to reach out to our female peers and provided opportunities to communicate with stakeholders and press to show how Soroptimist International supports and empowers women to effect change at local, national and international levels. We use the badges and photos in our communications, and produce publicity articles highlighting the success of our nominee, through Twitter and Facebook, and in our campaign newsletters which have nationwide distribution“.
Following thousands of votes, over 2000 nominations and applications and a mixture of anticipation and excitement, the Dorset Venus Business Women Awards announced the 2014 winners at the Lighthouse Poole on 11th June. Hosted by Dan Mills from Heart and Tara Howard, Venus Awards Founder.
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