The mayor and councilor for Equality of the Benalmádena City Council, Víctor Navas; the president of the Women’s Association Arroyo-Benalmádena, Encarnación Hidalgo; the president of the Benalmádena Merchants and Entrepreneurs Association (ACEB), Rosa María González; and the technique of the Andalusian Entrepreneurship Center (CADE) from Benalmádena, Ana Gallardo, have presented the XIX edition of the Benalmádena Women Entrepreneur Award.
This recognition, in the words of Navas, “is intended to make visible the achievements and efforts of the women who generate and keep their companies active in our municipality, especially in the moments that we have lived and continue to live due to the pandemic”.
The award is aimed at all those businesswomen who have found the possibility of creating their business, in a context where every day they face new challenges to position themselves in a highly competitive and innovative market. And it is that, in the opinion of the mayor, “women still do not have equal opportunities when creating their businesses, therefore these initiatives are still necessary”.
The Women Entrepreneur of Benalmádena award has two categories among the participants: individual businesswoman, and businesswoman with contracted personnel, and the City Council gives the winners of both categories a cash prize of 400 euros and a plaque of recognition.
As requirements, it should be noted that the company must be located in Benalmádena and it must be either an individual entrepreneur or, in the case of having workers, that the participation of women is at least 51%.
Finally, remember that the application period is open until October 29. The bases can be consulted on the website of the City Council, and for more information, those interested can contact the Municipal Information Center for Women.
On the other hand, the Association of Merchants and Entrepreneurs of Benalmádena (ACEB) participates in this award very actively with the award of 150 euros to the businesswoman without hired personnel who is not associated, and if she is already a member, it gives her one year free in the association. On the other hand, the businesswoman with hired personnel is sponsored an infomercial in the newspaper promoted by the ACEB along with an advertising skirt.
For its part, CADE collaborates in this award by offering tutoring for three months to the winning company. “Women need a significant visibility in relation to entrepreneurship, to demonstrate the difficulties they encounter and serve as an example for the following who are encouraged to start their business projects,” said the CADEtechnique.