Meet our sponsors

We would like to thank our generous sponsors for making the Young Women’s Trust Awards possible.

Wates Group, sponsor of the Apprentice Award

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Wates Group is one of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK.

“The construction industry needs to look at new ways to encourage greater diversity within our sector. It’s our responsibility to demonstrate why working for the Wates Group is the smart choice for talented young women considering their career options.  Supporting the Young Women’s Trust provides us with a great platform to reinforce our commitment to attract, develop, support and promote equality of opportunity for women in the construction and built environment sector.”

Paul Chandler, Group Managing Director, Construction Group, Wates Group.

Venn Group, sponsor of the Trailblazer Award

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“Venn Group is an acknowledged leader in professional interim recruitment, dedicated to helping our clients fill critical skills gaps with experienced contractors, locums and temporary staffing solutions. We pride ourselves on being positive, practical and collaborative; principles we share with the Young Women’s Trust. They truly make a difference to the lives of the young women they support, and ensure that the future of the UK’s workforce is a balanced reflection of our society. Their work is crucial in continuing the momentum of equality, and we are thrilled to assist in any way we can.”

Deirdra Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, Venn Group Ltd.

BEBOLD, sponsor of the Influencer Award


“BEBOLD is a community and brand dedicated to female empowerment. Through our community, we provide women with knowledge, support and fashion items that will make them feel confident and empowered in their journey towards success. However, measuring and defining success is a difficult task. Success demands intellect, a strong mindset, commitment and most importantly that have courage, that you dare to believe in yourself. We believe that success inevitably starts with education. Therefore, supporting the work of the Young Women’s Trust celebrating young women that have broken through the mold, was an easy choice for us. The work of the Young Women’s Trust to help and support young women through their coaching programs is simply incredible, and we are delighted that we are able – with our contribution – to be a part of the amazing work they are doing. The more we support one another, and the more we speak up about each other’s success, the better we will all do, not just women but society as a whole.”

 Mathilde Delonca and Nicoline Roth, Founders, Be Bold.

Standard Life Aberdeen, sponsor of the Inspiration Award

Standard Life Aberdeen logoStandard Life Aberdeen plc is a leading global investment company. They have offices in over 50 locations worldwide and employ around 6,000 people.

“We’re delighted to support the awards and excited to celebrate the inspirational young women nominees and hear more about their stories.”

Lynne Connolly, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Standard Life Aberdeen

Salesforce, sponsor of the Everyday SHEro Award

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Salesforce is the world's #1 customer relationship management (CRM) platform. It provides cloud-based, CRM applications for sales, service, marketing, and doesn't require IT experts to set up or manage. It helps businesses connect to, and understand, their customers.

"We're really proud to support the Young Women's Trust Awards. The tech sector needs to attract many more women into the industry and organisations like the Young Women's Trust play a vital role in showing the possibilities that jobs in tech can bring. Thank you Young Women’s Trust!"

Chris Ciauri, Executive Vice President, Salesforce Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Omniwomen UK + Allies

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A special thank you to Omniwomen UK + Allies for supporting the event with a donation to enable some of the young women we work with attend as guests. Omniwomen UK + Allies is a global organisation within Omnicom dedicated to inspiring, training and celebrating the women of tomorrow. 

“We want to support the Young Women’s Trust Awards because we truly believe there is more than one way into a happy career and life path” Victoria Buchanan, Omniwomen member.