Zandra Moore Shortlisted in the National Women in Business Awards

The initial judging for the national Forward Ladies’ Women in Business Awards (WIBA) is now complete and we are delighted that our Sales Director, Zandra Moore has been shortlisted for an award in the ‘Rising Star’ category.

The awards had the highest number of entries ever this year, and the judging has been extremely difficult, so we are very proud of her achievement. Forward Ladies celebrate the role of women in the workplace and engage with women from all sectors and stages of professional life by providing a comprehensive range of support.

Now in its seventh year, the Forward Ladies’ Women in Business Awards (WIBA) recognise the achievements of professional business women in the North West of England, Wales, Ireland and Isle of Man, Yorkshire, The North East & Scotland, the Midlands and London and the South.

It has grown from being purely regional into one of the most prestigious events in the calendar for professional women. As well as being in the minority of women who work in the technology industry and even fewer who are on a board of directors, Zandra also founded the Leeds Lean In Ladies Circle and gives talks on gender diversity and women in technology.

She recognises the need for women to support and inspire each other to fulfil their full potential. It’s important that women take time out of their pursuit to ‘have it all’ and celebrate how much they have achieved despite statics and outdated thinking working against them.Mike Cripps, MD at Panintelligence commented:

I am very proud of Zandra, it is a great achievement to have been shortlisted and I hope she goes on to win the award. She is responsible for brand recognition and revenue generation at Panintelligence and in 2015 she oversaw treble digit revenue growth and this momentum has continued into 2016. She has a passion for business and with a hands on can do attitude she is a great role model for all of her colleagues. This combined with her ability to strategize and execute makes her a rare talent’.

Mike added ‘we want to build a diverse business where everybody has the opportunity to reach their potential. We recognize the value of bringing together people of all ages from different races, nationalities, religions and sexes in order to draw upon the widest possible range of views and experiences and we know that we are stronger for it.

Zandra is passionate about diversity and in particular promoting the development of women in the work place and her achievements to date are all the more impressive because the technology sector is recognized for having low female representation in leadership

Award finalists will attend a regional final at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne on 14th October. The winners from this and the other regional finals, will then be invited to appear before a live judging interview panel in November, followed by the national final in Leeds on 1st December. Our fingers are crossed. Learn more about Zandra and the rest of the Panintelligence team.

Written by Charlotte

Charlotte is the Operations Director at Panintelligence. She works on planning and executing our software projects, helping us improve efficiencies and reach new heights.