Elizabeth Sheldon won two categories – Business Services and Science and Technology – at last year’s awards in Milton Keynes. Elizabeth is CEO of Evidence Talks, a business that develops digital forensic technologies and tells us what winning an award meant to her.
“There were a number of reasons I decided to enter the Women Leaders Awards. Our product is global but we wanted to raise the profile of our business both locally and nationally. We do a lot for the local business community, so it was right that we raised our profile in the area. There are also very few women in the security sector, so I hoped that by raising our profile we could show that women can be successful in this industry. I didn’t expect to be successful, so to win two awards was very surprising!
Winning has done more than just raise brand profile. We’ve had a lot of meetings with local companies, which works from a mutually beneficial point of view. And there have been meetings with a number of other companies that I believe could work for us going forward. Personally I had a lot of congratulations via LinkedIn and a lot of people mentioning the company on Twitter.
Since the awards I’ve taken on a mentee as I thought it would be a great to pass on some of the skills that I know I’m good at to somebody else who would benefit from them. So Women Leaders is a chance to give back too – to help others build their business and become better leaders themselves. If women are reluctant to nominate themselves, they really shouldn’t be – be proud of your achievements and let it serve as an inspiration to others”.
Extract from article published in The Moment Magazine, May 2017