The day of the Emirates Woman of the Year Awards in association with ADCB is always a manic one.
It is a mean feat to fit in last minute seating requests, sound checks and speech rehearsals but somehow it all gets done and sitting at my desk this morning, looking at all of the amazing pictures of the people who attended and women who won makes me want to do it all again today!

Thank you to all of you who took the time to nominate and vote and a special congrats goes to our incredible, inspiring winners.

0900 – Morning meeting at EW HQ

1100 – Guest lists galore

1300 – Diamond and pearl delivery courtesy of Robert Wan

1600 – Dress steamed but still can’t decide on the shoes…

1700 – Rehearsal – time to concentrate

1730 – Finish rehearsal – time to celebrate

1800 – Jewellery rehearsal

1815 – Makeup time

1900 – Show time