Angela Fan of Study Links was crowned Woman in Education at the annual Network She Foundation International Women’s Day Awards 2016 held in Llandudno, North Wales.
Study Links was established in 1998 by Angela Fan when she identified a need for a higher quality of support to be provided to international students choosing to study in the UK. Angela established the business as a sole trader before leading the company to become one of the leading guardianship and placement organisations for international students in the UK.
Angela actively promotes career development for all employees and contributes an international flavour to education.
This year’s Network She Foundation International Women’s Day Awards were held at Venue Cymru with an audience well in excess of 200 business leaders and dignitaries, featuring winners across 14 awards categories.
The glittering gala dinner included a hilarious turn from comedian Suzy Bennett, singer Chris James, emerging pop girl band Office Girls, and was hosted by leading business guru Kate Hardcastle.
Network She Foundation a full registered charity supporting women and young people from across the country, giving them access to skills, confidence and networks that they need to become successful individuals.
Foundation founder Ruth Lloyd-Williams said the event had been a resounding success and she congratulated all the winners and shortlisted finalists, including Angela, adding: “Angela thoroughly deserved her award and I’m absolutely delighted for her.
“The judges said it was one of the toughest years they’ve faced in terms of deciding winners. Like Angela, every one of the winners and finalists and the many more who entered had such inspirational stories to tell.
“I’m just so pleased that Network She can shine a spotlight on these women and young people whose amazing achievements might otherwise go unnoticed by many.”
The awards coincide with International Women’s Day, an annual event in the international calendar celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Ruth added: “It was a terrific evening of celebration filled with wonderful people; a fitting tribute to the many inspirational women and young people we have the privilege of meeting.”
Study Links operations director Ailie Fan said: “I am thrilled that the Network She Foundation has recognised Angela’s contribution to education with this once in a lifetime award. Angela began the company selflessly, and this generosity and good-heartedness, along with a passion for international education are what make her such a strong role model for women everywhere.”