A star-studded event to recognise outstanding women in Milton Keynes is just two weeks away.
Women Leaders, the first event of its kind in the city, will celebrate those who have played a part in the success of MK at an awards ceremony on November 20.
Judges were faced with the tough task of whittling down all the nominations that came flooding in from friends and supporters.
The final 45 hopeful candidates then had to meet the judges to tell them why they deserve to be awarded the prize in their category.
The successful entrepreneurs had to demonstrate how they have contributed to the growth of their own sector – and why they stand out from the rest.
Those who rose to the challenge will be unveiled at the awards event.
Organiser Jan Flawn CBE, said: “We were so pleased to have such a fantastic calibre of entrants.
“They are all extremely worthy finalists who should be very proud of themselves.
“This event has been a long time in the making and we are very excited for everyone to enjoy the night – it is going to be wonderful.”
The event will be attended by some very well-known, nationally recognised women who have achieved success within their sector – but Jan isn’t giving anything away.
“We still have some tables left to purchase, so come along so you can find out for yourself at the awards ceremony,” she added.