Championing Women in Business

There has been legal equality between men and women at work for many decades, yet the gender achievement gap remains stubbornly persistent. Women are consistently underpaid, under-promoted and therefore under-represented at the most senior level. 

At Management Today, we think this is bad business. It is neither morally justifiable nor commercially sustainable in the face of fierce global competition for British firms to allow glass ceilings to remain unshattered.

That’s why we have been fiercely championing women in business since 2001 because we believe that the stories of the country’s most remarkable business women can inspire inclusive change and help the next generation of female talent reach the top.

Why Enter

We want to help the country’s talented young businesswomen to boost their profile, build their network and reach the top.

Join the exclusive 35 Women Under 35 alumnae:

Be part of an exclusive group of women that includes Stella McCartney, Martha Lane Fox and Karen Blackett.

Raise your profile:

Published on Management Today, this list is read by thousands of journalists, venture capitalists, angel investors, headhunters and, potentially, your next boss. Get yourself noticed.

Highlight your work:

Whether you're a charity worker, corporate boss or thriving entrepreneur, this is your chance to shout about the great work you've done.

National coverage: 

Our annual 35 Women Under 35 list gets nationwide coverage through Management Today.

Connect with your peers:

Connect with like-minded businesswomen on Management Today’s prestigious 35 Women Under 35 list.

Inspire other young women: 

Be a role model for the next generation.

How to Enter


The awards are open to women within the UK. We welcome and actively encourage entries from individuals and firms of all sizes.

Individuals can either nominate themselves or be nominated by a peer or colleague. If you are submitting on behalf of someone else, you must receive permission from the nominee beforehand and provide details of the nominee should they need to be contacted.

Entrant must be aged 35 or under as of 30 June 2022.


Each nomination must be submitted with no more than 500 words on why the individual is influential and worthy of inclusion in the 35 Women Under 35 list.

Entries must include a recommendation by a senior representative of the company. Additional recommendations from a client are welcomed.

Key Information


Early Bird Deadline: Wednesday 9 March 2022

Standard Deadline: Wednesday 30 March 2022

List Announced: June 2022


Early Bird entry fee: £250.00 + VAT per entry 

Standard entry fee: £350.00 + VAT per entry