As part of the plans for International Women’s Day 2023 events, and following the success of the book ‘The Ladies That Rock The Rock’, by the author Ayelet Mamo Shay, a new Award program has been launched, called: ‘The Ladies That Rock The Rock Award’. This Award program will give the opportunity for the people of Gibraltar to nominate ladies, who have contributed to Gibraltar, from all walks of life, to be recognised and rewarded for their achievements and efforts. A committee comprising of both men and women, from different walks of life, including a representative from the Ministry of Equality, will select the winning nominations.
The program will culminate with a Gala Dinner to be held on 8th March 2023 (International Women’s Day) at the Sunborn Hotel, where the Award Ceremony will take place, with one of the awards to be presented by the Minister of Equality, Samantha Sacramento.
There are seven Awards to be won as part of this program, for the following categories:
- Business Leader Award
- Diversity & Inclusion Award
- Influencer Award
- Health & Wellness Award
- Women in Media Award
- Social Impact Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
Commenting on the Award program, Ayelet Mamo Shay said: “The book ‘The Ladies That Rock The Rock’ has triumphed the success of 22 inspirational ladies in Gibraltar, and last year we celebrated that with a gala dinner, an exhibition and a ladies delegation to Morocco. However, I feel that there are many incredible ladies out there that have done so much for Gibraltar and deserve the recognition. We are inviting individuals and companies across Gibraltar to participate in the Award program, submit their nominations, champion Equality and celebrate International Women’s Day with us”.
Mamo Shay added: “Last year, 10% of the proceeds of the Gala Dinner and the book launch were donated to Jane Wink foundation (families in need). This year our focus is on the youth and we will be donating hundreds of copies of the book to local schools to inspire the young generations”.
The Nomination form can be obtained by email by sending a request to: TheLadiesThatRock@gmail.com
Deadline to submit nominations is 7pm on 31st December 2023.