So here they are, the details of the Woman Who Achieves Solopreneur Awards 2020.

Due to current restrictions, this year’s Woman Who Achieves Solopreneur Awards will be delivered online. However, they will still be interactive and feature inspirational keynotes, our usual awards (plus a few surprise awards), and lots of networking. Plus, your family can watch with you.

The huge benefit of these online awards is that you don’t have to travel, you can be based anywhere and you’ll make lots of new connections.

Entry is open from until Midnight on Sunday 16th August 2020. The online Awards event will take place on Friday 16th October from 12 noon-2.30pm.

You run your business on your own either as a sole trader or a Director of a Limited Company. You are home based, have an office or work in a shared office space. You generally work alone or with associates.

You will have set yourself personal goals and can demonstrate how you have achieved them. You will be able to tell us about your business journey, any challenges or obstacles about working alone and how you have overcome them, including your goals, aspirations for the future and your achievements to date.


The Judges want to hear about your journey. They want to understand about any personal goals you have set that have helped you get to where you are today. The Judges realise that you run your business on your own and the challenges that can arise. They want to hear how you have dealt with lone working in your business and any associations or alliances you have formed to enable your business to grow and succeed. Please also include any growth plans and how you would scale up your business in the future including any financial forecasts.


  • Just Starting Out (Not yet trading-6 months)
  • Start Up (6 months-2 years)
  • Home Business
  • Services
  • Retail & Products
  • Digital
  • Creative World
  • Trading Internationally
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Inspirational Solopreneur

The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 16th August 2020.

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Delivered in partnership with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

Solopreneur Finalists & Winners

What is a Solopreneur?

Definition of a Solopreneur:

“An entrepreneur who works alone… ‘solo’ running their business single-handed.”


“A person who sets up and runs a business on their own.”

Delighted, stunned and over the moon!!! I had a really brilliant time at the very first ever #Womanwho #Solopreneur Awards in October – a room filled with amazing business people and an overwhelming atmosphere of positivity, enthusiasm and good will… What an inspiring and uplifting experience! Thank you very much for choosing me for this Award and for such an awesome day! Sandra, Judges, Lee-Anne, Sponsors and Speakers, you made the day great! The added sparkle to the day were all of the Finalists in the room – every single one of you is an inspiration and delight to meet! You are a true joy to be around and I am very proud to be associated with you! P.S. I’ve still not stopped smiling yet… 

Pam Sutherland

Truestar Talent

“Being a winner in last year’s Solopreneur awards was so rewarding. I was so lucky to get a special judges award and it meant the world. It also helps to show credibility when promoting my business, not to mention belonging to an amazing community by being part of Woman Who.
I thoroughly recommend it – enter now! 
And good luck!”
Jules White

Founder, Live it Love it Sell it

Last year we enjoyed an afternoon of Inspiration, Celebration and Power Up Networking with keynotes from Jude Jennison (Leaders by Nature) Sally Davis (Co-Founder of North Bar & Kitchen and North 42 Gin) and Holly Matthews (Actress and Founder of The Happy Me Project)