University of Bedfordshire’s Centre for Women’s Enterprise (CWE) is a finalist in the Lloyds TSB ‘Innovator Award’ category of 2007 Prowess Awards!
The award judges, who include some of the UK’s leading business women, were particularly impressed by the overwhelming impact the CWE programmes are having on the participants lives and their businesses.
The CWE, one of the Enterprising Women partners, launched the UK’s first women-only Masters in Business Administration (MBA) for Developing Businesses via Supported Learning. Thirty-seven per cent of those on the programme came from black and minority ethnic communities.
The centre has also established a women's network and speaker series, as well as professional development workshops for women.
Dawn Jordan, Head of the CWE, said the Prowess recognition reflects the centre's success in a short space of time.
"Given we set up the centre just 18 months ago, this nomination confirms the quality and innnovation of the service we offer to women, and the way in which we offer it."
"We were delighted when we found out, given there were more than 330 nominations for the Prowess awards overall we're excited to be among the four finalists in our category," she said.
The Awards will be presented at a Gala Awards Dinner during the Prowess Annual Conference in Brighton, on 7 February.