As a result of winning the Inspirational Woman category, Compare and Share has been viewed as a winner and went on to win TechPitch and was selected as Best Startup of 2013. Our growing number of awards has contributed to our extensive media coverage including: BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, features in Sunday Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Sydney Morning Herald, CBC, Guardian and Metro and helped our crowdfunding campaign by enabling us to attract a crowd of 157 investors becoming the first company to triple our target on equity based platform Crowdcube raising Â£151,000 in December 2013.
The number of public speaking engagements I have been booked for has doubled since winning the Inspirational Woman award and I have received extensive coverage in global media.
In addition, I have won several consultancy projects and writing opportunities. I have also been approached by other organisations supporting women leaders and women social innovators.
Venus is an opportunity to showcase and be recognized for the extraordinary work that you do, inspiring and becoming a role model for other women in business in the process. Shining a spotlight on success, opens the door for more women to succeed, tackling issues of inequality and lack of diversity in business. Programmes like the Venus Awards contribute to creating new women-led business models for the benefit of society as a whole.