Nominate now to honour a woman or a company that is breaking down barriers and lifting up the women around them

Global Women Fresh has announced that nominations are now open for the annual Woman of Impact and EmpowerHER Company Awards celebrating women in produce.

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Nominations are open until 31 January

The awards aim to highlight the outstanding work that women and businesses within the fresh produce industry are doing to achieve gender parity around the world.

The awards ceremony will take place at the Fruit Logistica trade fair in Berlin. Details of the date and time will be confirmed shortly.

GWF founder Julie Escobar said: “The Woman of Impact Award is given to an extraordinary woman who leads by example, lives with purpose, and inspires others to be more and do more.

“She is a modern-day hero, game-changer, mover and shaker, and a role model who leads by example. With courage, confidence, commitment and integrity, she inspires others to go further, making a ripple of impact across her community and around the globe.”

Previous winners of the Woman of Impact Award include Allison Kopf, founder and CEO of Artemis, the market-leading cultivation management platform serving the fruit, vegetable, floriculture, cannabis, and hemp industries.

The EmpowerHER Award recognises a single company paving the road to empower women in leadership roles and championing the inclusion of women in the goals and the vision of the enterprise.

Examples include advancements in board membership, promotions leading to senior management positions, and relevant professional development as well as to developing programs for the frontline women of our industry.

The inaugural EmpowerHER Company Award went to leading Peruvian agribusiness Danper, a supplier of fruit and vegetables, super grains and ready-to-eat meals produced to the highest quality, efficiency and sustainability standards.

Urging people to get involved in this year’s awards, Escobar said: “The chances are you know a woman or a company that is breaking down barriers and lifting up the women around them.

“By nominating, you are supporting the United Nation’s goal of a sustainable future, you are expressing appreciation for workplace integrity, and you are contributing to a more just and prosperous world.”

To find out more about the nomination criteria and submit your nomination visit Global Women Fresh. Nominations are open until 31 January.