AccelerateHER Awards 2022 
in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs 

Opening for applications: 28th October 2021
The AccelerateHER Awards are a celebration of female founders and their potential to grow their companies and scale internationally. For their seventh year, the awards are now UK-wide, thanks to a partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs. Over the last six years the awards have developed a reputation for providing a springboard to growth for finalists and winners by opening doors to new connections and opportunities through the global AccelerateHER network.

Previous AccelerateHER Award winners have accessed incredible top-level market building missions to California, New York, Boston, Berlin and Dubai - resulting in new investment leads, extensive new business and a much extended network of top industry leaders and finance community ‘movers and shakers’.
Join us for the AccelerateHER Founders Showcase on Thursday 28th October, as we launch and open entries for AccelerateHER Awards 2022, in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs. This is an opportunity to hear pitches from 4 amazing female founders who are part of the AccelerateHER Network and AccelerateHER Awards 2021 Winners.

In addition, hear a fireside chat with Katherine Morgan, Head of Relationship Management, High Growth and Entrepreneurs, Business Banking, Barclays and Jackie Waring, Founder and CEO of AccelerateHER.
Register for Awards Showcase webinar 

Our vision


We believe in female founders. We believe teams that include female founders perform better. We believe there is huge potential for more female founders to scale their companies internationally.

Awards 2022 Categories

The AccelerateHER Awards 2022 in partnership with Barclays Eagle Labs are split across five regions - Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, North England and South England. Each region has four categories: 

Science and MedTech

This award recognises life changing innovations through unparalleled creativity in science or medical technology. If your business is at the forefront of your sector, pushing scientific boundaries with anything from medical devices to life changing apps, then this is the category for you.

CleanTech, Climate and Net Zero

This category is for companies using technology to tackle the climate crisis. No matter what field you’re working in, if you’re on a journey to Net Zero by developing solutions to reduce emissions and combat global warming, this is the award for you.
FinTech, Data Science and Cybersecurity

This award celebrates businesses that are changing the face of financial services and data science. If you’re embracing the open banking revolution through financial technology; providing cybersecurity solutions to protect the most vulnerable of data; harnessing data to extract and harness knowledge then this category is for you.

Disruptive Innovation

If you don’t fit into one of the other three categories but your business is trail blazing with technological innovation and brilliance, then you could be our Disruptive Innovator for 2022. We want to hear from businesses who are disrupting their sector with new ideas.
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