A FEMALE entrepreneur from Wellington will be among the finalists at this year's Best Businesswoman Awards 2024.

During the past 12 months, the business climate has tested entrepreneurs' resilience, yet these determined and resourceful businesswomen in line for top accolades have continued to propel their businesses forward. 

Fiona Mahoney, who runs Reminiscence Learning, based in Wellington, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Charity Champion category.

The charity specialises in training, care, and support for individuals living with dementia and their caregivers. 

Fiona Mahoney, CEO of Reminiscence Learning said: “It is an honour and a privilege to have been shortlisted alongside such an incredible group of female entrepreneurs.”

“I am delighted for such a wonderful opportunity for our charity community and wish all finalists luck in their categories”. 

The charity also runs the nationally acclaimed 'Archie Project,' an intergenerational teaching initiative that connects schools and local care homes to break down barriers and combat the stigmas often associated with dementia.

Debbie Gilbert, the organiser of The Best Businesswomen Awards, said: “This is the 10th year of these prestigious awards, and despite tough trading conditions businesses have faced over the past few years, these businesswomen have powered forwards.

“Our judging panel, all business experts, were impressed by the quality of the entrants. All our finalists are incredible examples of successful female entrepreneurs who have proved their success to our judges.”

The Gala Awards night will be held at the Hilton Syon Park in London on October 11 when the Gold Winners of each category will be announced.