Categories Explained

Entries are carefully curated to Discover & Recognise the unique actions that entrepreneurs are taking to advance Sustainability & Social Justice

On this page you’ll find further explanation of categories under the FAQs below:


Here are some FAQS quick answers.

The Global Ignite Vision & Action [GIVA] awards established to award and give recognition and accolades to and are especially curated for Sh-EOS, Solopreneurs, Entrepreneurs and Coaches and anyone in the private or informal Business Sector, Sustainability and Social Impact Businesses or Community Interest Company [CIC]

The awards are peer to peer awards curated to Empower, Elevate and Endorse Emerging Thought Leaders. Each category is overseen by a judge who has 10+ years experience in one or more industries.

Our awesome line-up of judges who are change-makers and or Social Impact Business Founders themselves! Together they bring over 100 years of combined experience as established Thought Leaders in the industry of their expertise. Judges main job description is audit, provide feedback and mentor you as an emerging thought leader in your field.

They compare each entry to the criteria provided, and not against each other. From their experience as a Thought Leader, and to the best of your knowledge and ability; they use evidence based 4 traits and non-negotiable criterias to award the ‘best of this category to mark entries including a final INTERVIEW for shortlisted candidates only..

Our head judge Robbin Jorgensen has the mandate to override and or cast the deciding vote on any category as she has had the honour of working with women leaders in 14 countries on 6 continents.

Highly successful businesswoman with 25+ years of experience in sales and marketing, training and business development

Regional Sales Director, Hearst Media – Responsible for overseeing a $15 million department, a management team of 6 and a sales force of 64 people

Director of Corporate Relations, American Heart Association – Increased market retention from 40 percent to 80 percent in 2 years and increased American Heart Walk revenue by 460 percent through corporate sponsorships and fundraising activities

Developed and presented numerous training programs at local, statewide and national conferences including Building Corporate Relationships, Creating Customer Loyalty, Customer Retention and Developing Recognition and Cultivation Program

We accept submissions from female owned private businesses of all sizes and from all countries. Publicly traded companies, subsidiaries and governmental entities are not eligible. Having a working English-based or translatable website is a key requirement for acceptance. A&B PR. reserves the right to accept or reject any entries.

Standard industry awards are a 'prize or other mark of recognition given

  • In honor of an achievement'
  • Incentivized by a commercial bottom-line,
  • GIVA prizes offer a global PR & Marketing Visibility package [new in 2022] worth over £90,000 across the board
  • Individual GIVA award categories are valued at £15k / Marketing value
  • The GIVA2022 winner receives 1-2-1 coaching for 12 months to amplify her voice as an expert with authority in her field.

Yes! By simply entering you have bragging rights as a nominee or category winner.

  • Awards and Recognition are the ULTIMATE and most PRESTIGIOUS forms of PR publicity strategy that help award entrants to be recognised, seen and awarded as experts in their fields.
  • A business award win, short-listing or nomination can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your business.
  • A win can give a seal of approval to your activities and is a sign of quality for potential customers, so it can form part of your sales pitch. It can also help with relationships with suppliers.

Awards celebrate hard work and success and are great PR opportunities. It’s fantastic to be recognised so it’s important to make sure that people know what your business has achieved.

Winning a business award can open doors to getting contracts, finding new supply channels and breaking into new markets.

The Global Ignite Vision & Action awards are curated and commissioned by Lush Studio 8 t/a Ark and Brook PR as part of our Social Impact Responsibility [S.I.R.]

To help us raise $1 million USD - A Gift -That- Keeps-Giving [with all proceeds less event and marketing costs] we wanted a global movement that has a triple P bottom line in nature: People. Planet. Purpose.

  1. PEOPLE: Empower, Elevate and Endorse of self-employed or female led businesses to tell their authentic stories in order to increase visibility so that in the end they become role models and mentors in their local communities. Seen, Known and Recognised female entrepreneurs as credible thought leaders with authority who are contributing to a greater good in society.
  2. PLANET: Environmental sustainability is responsibly interacting with the planet to maintain natural resources and not jeopardize the ability for future generations to meet their needs. It is our global responsibility, and informal entrepreneurs are no exception to the rule.
  3. PURPOSE: Our grand ambition project of The HML Foundation is a Literacy Advocacy Non-Profit Organization founded by Jennifer and Tim Nash as part of their own legacy to fight literacy gaps and digital poverty in Zambia. It is founded on and inspired by SDGs 4, 8,9 and 11. After successfully partnering with the Local Government in Lusaka on a personal level since 2006, The couple formalized and registered. The HML Foundation as an N.P.O in 2017 and have since then hosted pop-up libraries in the inner city for underprivileged families.

However, following the outbreak of coronavirus in 2020 the pop-up library system became unsustainable as such we have now launched an ambitious mission to build our own permanent space and eventually adopt and or build 20 Genesis Community Community Libraries by 2030.

The HML Foundation's Vision is to provide and improve access to continual learning infrastructure by curating community spaces for | Science, Technology | English | Art | Math |. It is in our DNA to deliver the foundation's Mission below.

The HML Foundation Mission is to ensure 'No One is Left Behind when it comes to accessing Literature, Information and Technology Literally'. Learn more about The HML Foundation here

  • Sustain The Status Quo and DARE-TO-BE The Change in someone’s life story!
  • Dare-To-Be unforgettable by entering the Awards, as such you’ll Sustain The Status Quo that already sets you apart from the everyday business agendas.
  • G.I.V.A is especially curated for Solopreneurs, Entrepreneurs and Social Impact Businesses or Community Interest Company [CIC] who want to SUSTAIN the Social Impact Footprint that you have already created, and been underreported and underrepresented in by PRs.
  • It is also an opportunity to immortalize YOUR legacy! As a G.I.V.A Nominee, you automatically qualify for an immortalized ‘glass ceiling shattering space on Genesis Community Library’s WINDOWS OF CHANGE.

Entries to win the coveted G.I.V.A categories are carefully curated to speak to Socially Responsible Individuals and Small Businesses doing social greater good.

Select Maximum 3 Awards that closely match your genius zone! Entries to win the coveted G.I.V.A. categories are carefully curated to speak to Socially Responsible Individuals and Small Businesses doing social and greater good. Entries to win the coveted G.I.V.A categories are carefully curated to speak to Socially Responsible Individuals and Small Businesses doing social greater good. Award categories are as follows:

  • BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE (Fast Moving Consumer Goods [FMCG]
  • CUSTOMER RELATIONS: Service Industry
  • EXCELLENCE IN SUSTAINABILITY & FAIR TRADE (FMCG) Formerly Fair-Trade Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FTMCG)
  • The Protege

Select Maximum 3 Awards that closely match

You are eligible to enter more than one category, and a maximum of 3 - as long as the submission meets the category criteria.

Each category has its own DNA entry criteria. Once you select the category you want to enter, a pop up window will give a full description of your selected category and below that a criteria to enter so that you’re fully informed before you proceed to submitting your choice.

In addition to the above, each category has 4 headers used in our validated assessment of each entry. As such you will be uniformly assessed on the same framework with a different set of questions applicable to that specify category. This is fully explained in each category as you progress with your submission.

YES! Every entry submitted has a 3-in-5 chance of winning because we have a list of nomination only categories. THE BELOW AWARD IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY OR SELF NOMINATION

Part of the 100 Nominations Scholarship: Below are 5 x WILD CARD AWARDS: These are 100 % free and by nomination only. No need to enter for any of these A&B does our own KYC on all eligible candidates who are then presented to the head judge for a transparency interview.

  1. The Protégé Of The Year Award
  2. Most Emerging Thought Leader Of The Year Award
  3. Most Changemaker Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
  4. Best Female Thought Leader Of The Year Award
  5. The Most Philanthropic Entrepreneur Of The Year award

GLOBALLY IGNITED VISIONAIRE +ACTION GIVA AWARD [The Highest honour]: This the highest award honour and recognition which bears the vision and mission of the GIVA real estate itself. Thus this Globally Ignited & Visionary + Action driven Entrepreneur accolade will be bestowed upon the one entrepreneur / business that scores the highest score by merit based on aggregate from the 16 categories above available. So, in addition to winning the category of your entry nomination, you would stand the chance to be crowned the WINNER of G.I.V.A.2022 as the crown jewel.


The process takes up to 5 mins to complete the shot answers and as long as you want to take on the longer answers. And you do not have to complete in one go. You can save and return to it later provided it’s before closing date. Which is October 3rd 30 at 00:00 BST