We’re embracing ‘Throwback Thursday’ with a blog first published by our founder and director Dr Jane Davis in September 2013.
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 Organisation at large, and wish her and the other finalists the very best of luck.
The winners of the UK Social Enterprise Awards 2014, sponsored by The Independent on Sunday, will be announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 26th November hosted by comedian and broadcaster Sue Perkins at the London Symphony Orchestra St Luke’s.