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Jane Davis shortlisted for UK Social Enterprise Awards 2014 Women’s Champion

Written by Emma Walsh, 20th September 2014

We’re delighted that our very own Founder and Director Dr Jane Davis has been shortlisted for this year’s UK Social Enterprise Women’s Champion Award.

The UK Social Enterprise Awards hosted by Social Enterprise UK recognise organisations for their business excellence and contribution to society, as well as the achievements of people working at the heart of the social enterprise sector.

Jane has been shortlisted in the category of the Women’s Champion award – a newly created category this year celebrating someone who has created significant positive change for society by demonstrating socially entrepreneurial behaviours beyond the day-to-day expectations of any job that they may have, to tackle any social and/or environmental issue. The women in the shortlist have helped strengthen the voice, raise the debate, or shine a spotlight on what the social enterprise movement is achieving either nationally, within a particular sector or industry or within a particular sphere of influence.

Eleven women working in senior leadership in social enterprise, including Jane, are being recognised for representing excellence in their field of work as well as inspiring and empowering other women working in the area to achieve.

We’re extremely proud to have Jane shortlisted for such a fantastic award and the opportunity to highlight the ongoing work of The Reader at large, and wish her and the other finalists the very best of luck.

You can see the full shortlist for all of the award categories on the SEUK website:

The awards will be judged by leaders across the sector including Melanie Mills (Chief Executive, Social Enterprise West Midlands), Andrew Croft (Chief Executive of CAN) and Edwin Browin-Mensa (Founder of the social enterprise GiveMeTap).

The winners of the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2014, sponsored by The Independent on Sunday, will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 26 November hosted by comedian and broadcaster Sue Perkins at the London Symphony Orchestra St Luke’s.

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