Fay Sharpe, director of the ITM and director and founder of the full service events agency, Zibrant, has been recognised as a trailblazer and pioneer at the Real Business CBI First Woman Awards. The award was presented to Fay for her outstanding contribution to UK business as a successful career woman and mother.
Fay took top spot in the Leisure and Tourism category, with the judges saying that the contribution and ambition which Fay has demonstrated throughout her professional and private life meant she has genuinely broken barriers and is an inspiration to all British woman.
“It is a real honour to be nominated for an award like this and an even greater honour to win,” she says. “I have always felt passionately that all too frequently, women believe they cannot be both a career woman and a mother. This is a misconception. If my contribution to British business encourages other mothers to do the same, then this is my greatest achievement of all.”