Eligible nominees include those currently working in Scottish aquaculture or retirees/alumni of the sector.
The Women in Scottish Aquaculture (WiSA) network has announced the final call for nominations for its prestigious awards, with the deadline set for Monday, January 15, 2024, at 17.00.
The awards celebrate the significant contributions of women in the Scottish aquaculture sector and are a testament to the industry’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Heather Jones, CEO of the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and founder of WiSA, highlighted the impact of the awards, saying, “These awards are a fantastic way to recognize the crucial role women play in aquaculture. WiSA, established to support women in this male-dominated field, continues to emphasize the societal and commercial benefits of a diverse workforce.”
The awards are open for nominations across several categories, including Rising Star, Role Model of the Year, Ally of the Year, Academic Champion of the Year, and Outstanding Contribution. These categories aim to acknowledge the exceptional achievements, leadership, and positive influence of women and their allies in the aquaculture industry.
Nominations can be made by colleagues, friends, family members, and through self-nomination. Eligible nominees include those currently working in Scottish aquaculture or retirees/alumni of the sector. The nomination process requires a detailed submission outlining the reasons for the nomination and the career highlights of the nominee.
An independent panel from the aquaculture sector will judge the nominees, with winners to be announced at a celebratory virtual event on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2024.
With the deadline fast approaching, WiSA encourages the aquaculture community to nominate individuals who have made a notable impact in the sector. The WiSA Awards 2024 are not only an opportunity to honor individual excellence but also to underscore the vital role of women in advancing the Scottish aquaculture industry.
To nominate someone deserving in the Scottish aquaculture sector, visit the official nomination link.