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Saturday, May 25, 2013

TJ Award winner shortlisted for women of the year

A TJ Award winner has been announced on the shortlist for women of the year, with the winner honoured at this year's Women 1st Shine Awards 2013. 

Michelle Moore, head of people development at Elior UK, led her business to win best customer service programme of the year at last year's TJ Awards. And now, her efforts have seen her land a place on the shortlist for this year's women of the year.

The Women 1st Shine Awards recognise outstanding female and diversity achievement in the hospitality, passenger transport, and travel and tourism industries. Each year, the Women 1st Shine Awards celebrate the brightest and best individuals who are paving the way for women across these industries and the organisations that are embracing diversity as a true business benefit. 

This year's winners will be announced during a gala dinner on 19 June 2013 at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in central London, following the second annual Women 1st Conference.

The evening will also see 25 inspirational women inducted into the Women 1st Top 100 Club which recognises the most influential women in the hospitality, passenger transport, and travel and tourism industries.

The shortlist for award recognition is as follows: 

Woman of the year

• Jenny Body OBE - President-Elect, Royal Aeronautical Society

• Julie Moore - managing director, Green Gourmet Ltd.

• Michele Moore - head of people development, Elior UK

• Margot Slattery - managing director, Sodexo 

• Carrie Wicks - operations director, Firmdale Hotels Plc

Women 1st was founded by sector skills council People 1st to support women in achieving their career aspirations in the hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industry.  As well as running the Women 1st Shine Awards and Top 100 Club, it offers continuing professional development training, a mentoring programme and networking events. Women 1st have supported over 1000 women since its launch in October 2009.

Sharon Glancy, founder of Women 1st, said: "Nominations for the Women 1st Shine Awards 2013 were very well supported with an increase in numbers since last year. The most competitive categories were Stepping Up and Rising Star both in terms of the numbers of nominations and the quality of the submissions. This made it very tough for the judges to arrive at the final shortlist.  The Women 1st Shine Awards on May 19th promises to be a very exciting networking event and a great celebration of the outstanding women in our industry."


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