Dentons has announced the sponsorship of two upcoming awards in Scotland with a focus on women and their achievements. The firm is a headline sponsor for the forthcoming Business Women Scotland and Women's Enterprise Scotland Awards 2018 and will also be sponsoring an award category at the Scottish Women in Sport Annual Awards 2018.
Dentons' involvement in these two awards events follows the firm's recent appointment of Scottish partner Amanda Jones as its first-ever women's advancement director. In this new role, Amanda focuses on the development and progression of women lawyers to partner and leadership positions. Outside of Dentons, Amanda is also chair of the Women and Girls in Sport Advisory Board in Scotland, which was established by the Scottish Government to provide independent advice to the minister for public health and sport on female participation and awareness raising in all areas of sport and physical activity.
The Business Women Scotland and Women's Enterprise Scotland Awards 2018 will mark the achievements of women-led businesses. They will celebrate the entrepreneurial talents of women across Scotland and help to create more business role models to inspire the next generation of leading women. In addition to Dentons being a headline sponsor for the event, Amanda Jones is also a judge for the awards. The awards ceremony will take place on November 2, 2018 in Glasgow.
At the Scottish Women in Sport Annual Awards 2018, Dentons is sponsoring the Coach of the Year Award. The awards will celebrate, recognise and reward the achievements of female athletes and respective support staff and volunteers. The awards ceremony will take place in Glasgow on November 9, 2018.
Amanda Jones said: "It is a privilege to be supporting these awards and celebrating the achievements of women in Scotland. These awards recognise the contributions made by women to boost Scotland's economy and level the playing field – so to speak – in sport. They are helping to raise awareness, change perceptions and generate further opportunities for Scottish women – something we are very pleased to get behind. We wish all the nominees the best of luck."
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