Probably the proudest and “most entrepreneurial” society of the year 2019: Enactus Warwick’s story of participating and winning the Entrepreneurship Award sponsored by Procter and Gamble at the Bright Network Award Ceremony
After having spent the entire year of 2019 on the creation of social enterprises as well as the growth of existing ones, probably the biggest challenge was to compact all of this work into a short video for the Society of the Year Awards hosted by Bright Network.
As anticipated, we could not fit all of our impact into the short time and so focused on the aspects of our society that we are most proud of, the aspects that really make our society the most entrepreneurial of 2019. We highlighted the "why" of our society, why we do what we do, why we are motivated to improve livelihoods all over the world, but also among our own members, by equipping them with the necessary skills to create a long-lasting enterprise of their own. We have given this why the shell of the ‘how’, by exemplifying our impact with on-site footage that makes it crystal clear that we put our actions where our mouth is. Luckily, this has been the key to securing our spot at an unforgettable day by the River Thames with a cohort of impressive students, motivated sponsors and an always supportive host, Bright Network.
Once the invite for attending the award ceremony arrived, our 250 members strong society had to allocate the limited number of seats via raffle, to honour the effort that every single one of them put into making our society the most entrepreneurial of the year. The award ceremony has been a great opportunity for all attendees to learn from each other and be inspired by the efforts of all the other outstanding societies that have been invited and their extraordinary efforts to leave a lasting impact on their community. Additionally, we could explore the altruistic motivation behind the various sponsors making the Society of the Year Award possible. Especially, we got to learn from Procter and Gamble that they value the ingenuity that student societies spark among its members and the lasting influence of this ingenuity on their performance at work. And, last but not least, the food and drinks were awesome!