It’s not boastful to seek recognition for your achievements

As we start the new year (and a new decade) many of us are setting our short and longer-term goals.

But it is also important to recognise where we have come from and what achievements we want to build on. With the deadline for the inaugural Women in Law Awards looming, now would be the perfect time to nominate yourself or a valued colleague for an award. Of course, it is always a good idea to tell people privately that they are making a difference and encourage them in their endeavours.

But making the extra effort by way of a nomination will underline your appreciation, as well as providing them with a public forum in which to share their experiences and showcase their skills.

We also encourage self-nomination for awards. It may not come naturally to some people. There's a perception that those who do this lack humility, but the truth is that self-nomination is an effective way to achieve your goals and showcase your achievements.

There is a category to suit all and if you see yourself in our criteria then we urge you to march forward into 2020 and tell your side of the story. If nothing else, it forces you to be honest with yourself about your achievements and how far you have come. Own it.

And the process couldn’t be more straightforward. Simply complete some basic details about the person you are nominating via our online portal. You can also nominate yourself. Nominations can be supported with an optional statement of a maximum 150 words.

Once nominations have been received, the nominee will be contacted and forwarded a list of questions that they will be required to complete in order to progress to the first round of judging. A shortlist will then be created from which our expert panel of judges will decide the winners in each category.

Nominations close Friday 10 January at 5pm. 

Published by:

Laura Golding
Content and Events Specialist