ROLL CALL OF SPECIALLY RECOGNIZED IN 2009
Special Recognition Awards went to:
Helen TWIGGE-MOLECEY for My Wondercube - A unique, organic, innovative and educational children’s toy
Alison BOURNE for Colour Breathing - Relaxation and stress management techniques
Paula Jennine JAMES for Pivotal Radiator Device - Easy, non messy, pivotal radiator allowing easy access behind radiators for cleaning or decorating
Melodie McKENZIE for Vapalight - Environmentally friendly product that can emit a variety of scents/chemicals with laboratory accredited mosquito and flying insect repellent and also fragrance delivery system
Diana ROBBINS for DART DESIGNS - High quality designer windbreaks made from a combination of recycled and new sailcloth
Cintra JAGGAN-VINCE for Clip X - Multi- purpose and easy to use clothes peg
Elizabeth DAVIES for Revolution Eco Media Player - The world’s first eco friendly wind-up multimedia player. It’s a self sustaining, portable media device with a unique patented wind up generator.
Christina VALENTINE for Valentina Lighting - A lamp that has thousands and thousands of fibre optic pins in it that light up
Sharon WRIGHT for Magnamole - The first ever pick up tool for safety and quickly threading wires and cables through cavity walls.
Lynda HARDING for Easidream - A cot rocking device designed to help parents soothe their young baby to sleep.
Sara MURRAY for BUDDI - The world’s smallest GPS tracker with emergency support, which locates people instantly.
Solvej BIDDLE for The Cot Canopy - Lightweight portable canopy that fits over all standard cots
Sue EATHERDEN for StickySkin Plaster - Fabric plasters for covering cuts or minor injuries for darker skin tones.
Chwarae Teg - First organisation in Wales to highlight the importance of work life balance and flexibility in the workplace.
Melissa STERRY for Societas - Visionary creative concepts and ground breaking first-to-market ventures
Morag HUTCHEON for ‘Active Accessories’ - A new category of products targeted first at the female motor cycle community and then extending the market to other activity pursuits globally.
Diana Peckaj VUKOVIC for Forehead-rest for hair washing - A utensil that takes over the weight carried by the back whilst providing comfortable rest for the head.
Abi FAMILUSI for Urikaz Feet Solutions - Online retail footware and accessories – mainly stylish shoes and accessories uniquely designed for women with large, long or wide feet.
Amaka OLATEJU for WuChi by Maks - Luxury handmade skin care products for bath & body
Anne BOWEN for Ardclinis Outdoor Adventure - Delivering teambuilding, multi activity and skill based courses.
Anna RUNEFELT for Magnum Opus - Independent project showing a beautiful collection of art, using quality professional work in mixed media
Aleatha CUMBERBATCH for Travelbib - Luxury handmade skin care products for bath & body
Emily Webb for Oarsome – an ergonomically designed handgrip for use with the Oarsome potential rowing oar handle.
Emilienne REBEL for Bold Beanies - Simple cotton jersey hats, for people with hair loss, in a beautiful range of funky prints and plains.
Elly Chesterman for JARGON BOARD GAME- assists social workers in their form assessment, can be used as a training tool, used by foster carers to help children settle in their new placements or revisit the house rules of existing placements.
Geraldine MATTIS for Be healthy Be happy Eat Smart Plate- Designer tableware for swanky hotels, airlines and cruise ships while also filling the gap in the market for tableware for children.
Helen BRISTOL for Skibz - Baby and toddler dribble bibs which maximises absorbency and wicks moisture away to prevent chaffing of delicate skin.
Beatrice Muteru for JoyBell Cakes - Uniquely designed cakes befitting all occasions and all themes
Bridget DOCKING for Sent and Meant Framed Greeting Cards - Frames that increase the lifespan of greeting cards and allow the consumers the choice to display as a conventional picture for as long as desired.
Cally ROBSON for She’s Ingenious! - Coaching and support for women developing new product ideas and inventions,centred around an online resource library and discussion forum
Claire HAINSTOCK for ACTING THE PARTY ® - Innovative solution to the problem parents face when planning and financing children’s parties
Ihuaku Nweke for Ikollection Fusion range - Innovative range of designer jewellery and accessories that forms Ikollection.
Ivana DRCEC for REFIT PLUS - Software Application
Jan WILLIAMS for Frodsham Laser Clinic Limited - Laser Hair removal for unwanted body and facial
Joanne PANAYI for New Shoes Sculpture Range - Figurative sculptures set out to challenge the view of what people to consider to be appealing as a feminine sculpture
Laura TEMPLETON & Angela Newton for Take Shapes - An innovative new approach to dementia assessment and planning for dementia care
Laura WALKER-FLYNN for CURL WHIRL - Hair styling appliance that does not use heat, butane gas or electric
Liz FORRESTER for The Go Green Bag - Helping to promote businesses while making a green statement
LYZE BAMIGBOLA-SILAS for HATS and FASCINATORS - Hats and Fascinators are made with high-grade materials and to the highest standards which are careful colour matched
Maria MARINO for Global Architectural and Design RIBA Chartered Practice - Designs of residential, commercial, hotels, leisure, education, shops, offices and listed buildings in conservation areas
Malgorzata KRUMPLEWSKA for www.videoteachers.com for High quality language tutoring supplied in real time online.
Marion AYONOTE for The Icon Bag Series & The Jiggs Pump and Boots - Unique and creative bags
Mirjana BRLECIC for The NIKEL Healthy pharmacist-signed cosmetics - Healthy and natural cosmetics with herbal ingredients of proven efficiency
Natasha FAITH & Semhal ZEMIKAEL for La Diosa Jewellery - Handmade and bespoke jewellery
Dr Neri KARRA, for Neri Karra Leather Products - High quality leather and accessories
SAMIRA TABAN, DR for ABS System - designed to prevent bedsore, a common complaint among long hospitalized patients, complete bed rest and immobile patients, spinal injury, MS and paralysis cases.
SOODSAWAT RIGG for NORTHERN SCHOOL OF ASIAN & ORIENTAL CULTURAL COOKING ROAD SHOW CIC - A highly biodegradable product which will change the whole ethos into how we presently use polystyrene as a product and how the World will have to change to Bagasse.
Wendy BOWERS for DVD and Training Range ‘So…You can be a success’ - 20 minute DVD’s in plain English for different stages of business development
Iwalola OWOLABI for Ebony Business Network - empowering underprivileged women through various events, workshop and conferences and most importantly to encourage women to have multiple streams of income
Italian Women Inventors and Innovators Network (ITWIIN) - devoted to support, train and give visibility and recognition to Italian women inventors and innovators.
KVENN and QUIIN Iceland for Connecting inventive women in Iceland and cooperating with similar associations globally by rewarding women for their inventions.
South Africa Women Entrepreneurs Network for building the capacity of innovative women in Technology
Make Your Mark Campaign for building the capacity of innovative women with their Ambassadors programme
Mexican Women Inventors & Innovators Network (MEXWII) for building the capacity of inventive and innovative women
NGO QUIN- Estonia for building the capacity of inventive and innovative women
QUIN FINLAND for building the capacity of inventive and innovative women
OGUNTE LTD, UK - A mission to facilitate women’s vision and actions for a fairer and more sustainable world.
SOCIETAS, UK for Sustainable Innovation Think Tank, Agency and Incubator
Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria- A main objective is to provide full time and part time courses of instruction and training in Technology, Commerce and Management, and in other fields of Applied learning for both women and men.
SPECIALLY RECOGNIZED IN 2008
Special Recognition Awards went to:
Abiola AJAYI-OBE SmartChartz Incentive Tools
Angela BEATTIE Ten Fingers
Jane HARDING Interlocking Ventilator
Karen O’NEILL RDA Organic Kids Range - Sqqquishy & Squeeezy
Emily WEBB The Oarsome Potential Handle
Perez OCHIENG SACOMA
Caroline OAKLEY The Crisp Bar
Charlotte EVANS & Carolyn JARVIS The Buggy Boot
Lesley ROGERS Garden Tribe
Lindsay HAYMAN WorkerANT.co.uk
Lavina THOMPSON Baa-Baa blind
Jane MITCHELL Plug Pal
Valerie Wood-Gaiger MBE Learn with Grandma
Sue GASCOYNE Playscope®
Bethan Myfanwy HUGHES Practitioner in Harp Therapy & Healing Harp Productions
Sue BELL & Nicole BELL The Poopod
Mellisa EDMUNDS SAFE SIP®.
Grace BARDIN-VARNEY Collection Beau Monde
Rhiannon ROWLEY ABACA MATTRESSES
Paige ALLEN FruityFaces
Linda JONES The Memorial Bud Vase
Shirley PARFITT Dunes
Sue SCOTT-HORNE EGAR, Educational Games & Resources Ltd.
Susanne Chishti Yes! Super Baby
Nousha PAKPOUR International Dolls House
Yvonne BRUTON-MILLER & Amanda REES Bamba’s® First Comforts
Boo OLDFIELD SLINGME
Lynda HARDING The Easidream™
Kate BAXTER Musical Foodbar
Kezi LEVIN Sock Ons®
Julie ANGEL Learn To Paint Water Colours
Dr. Julie SMITH Virtual 3D Tawe model
Vivean POMELL Hat and Hair Piece
Cintra JAGGAN-VINCE Bra-Aid
Nicola RATHBONE Handspan
Simin Hagh NAZARI Culture Media Production by Ultrasound Waves for Aspergillus and Mucor
Rosa FERINCEVIC ACIDOSALUS SPREY
Renee M. CLEARY ESQ BLUEneck and BLUEclip
Abeke Clementina DOREGOS Doregos Private Academy
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD 2004
IYANDA ADUKE FUNMILOLA from Oyo State for her innovative TV programme 'New Dawn' SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
ABIOYE EDIALE from Lagos State for her innovative and creative bags 'Mon Sac'
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
KOFOWOROLA ORIJA from Lagos State for her innovative Bloom Cancer Care and Support Center SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
CHIKWENDU VICTORIA OBIOMA from Abia State for her innovative initiatives i.e. Drama "Victim: DELE.." and Music Album - "INVISIBLE LOVE" SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
ADEJUYITAN OLUKEMI BOSEDE from Osun State for her Nigerian Abang Dancer (Hanger and Fashion Accessories Compartment - Stylised Figure.) SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
HAJIA WASILAT ADENIKE AKOMOLAFE from Lagos State for her innovative fabric material highlighting African designs like Batik, screen printing designs, tie and dye with unique tailoring and embroidery designs SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD
GWIIN SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD WINNERS:
Dawn Gibbins MBE from the United Kingdom with her Mondeco Flooring
Kolfinna Knutsdottir from Iceland with her Clothes made from UV protected Textile
Simi Belo from United Kingdom with her ‘New Hair’ Wig
Fu Dong from Singapore with her Web Noodles
Giselle Rufer from Switzerland with Delance – ‘Time for Women’
Clair Ong Kwee Cheng from Singapore with her Versy, the Interchangeable green Handbag dress it up to dress you up
Lillian Too from Malaysia with successfully modernising the Chinese esoteric and cultural practice of Feng Shui, popularising it worldwide & transforming it into a global business franchise
Boey Yut Mei & Chang Kiat Yin from Singapore with their "GOALS" BOARD GAME
Carlita Rex Doran from Phillipines with her Herbal Base Composition for Cosmetic Applicator
Chong Phit Lian from Singapore with her Global Learning Journey
Margaret Galabe from the USA with her Women Economic Empowerment and Access to Global Markets
Jane Kiunsi from Tanzania Promoting Innovative Rural Women Cottage Industries.