INTERVIEW QUESTIONNAIRE

The following questions shall be asked to the Interviewee/Candidate by the Judging Panel during a 30 minute interview:

1. How long have you been a permanent resident in Cyprus?

2. When did you start your business/ current work position/ develop your initiative/current enterprise/ occupation/ activity/ pursuit?

3. Please give us a brief description of yourself, including your career, your business/ work role/ initiative/ enterprise/ occupation/ activity/ pursuit and your qualifications/training?

4. What made you decide/inspired you to start your own business/apply for your work position/ develop your initiative/ enterprise/ occupation/ activity/ pursuit?

5. Do you have a Mentor who has guided you in starting your business/ work position/ initiative/ enterprise/ occupation/ activity/ pursuit?

6. Do you work alone or in a team? What are your views on working in a team? What are your views in team ethos? How do you maintain team coherence andcooperation?

7. What are your basic/fundamental/core business/ initiative/ enterprise/ occupation/
activity/ pursuit values?

8. What do you find is the most enjoyable part of running your own business/working in your position/ develop your initiative/ enterprise/ occupation/
activity/ pursuit?

9. What did you find most challenging about starting your own business/working in your position/ develop your initiative/ enterprise/ occupation/ activity/ pursuit?

10. What are your future goals and targets?

11. Corporate-Entrepreneur-Business Category Only:

11.1. Were you the creator/founder of the business concept? Are you a member of any business organisation in your filed?

11.2. Did you receive financial assistance or are you self-funded?

11.3. Do you adopt a Social/Community/Environmental Policy? What is the value/importance of such policy?

12. Cultural Category Only:

12.1. Do you belong to a particular cultural movement? Do you have an innovative art/music/cultural method/approach?

12.2. Do you have a sponsor or a patron? Do you sell your work? How do you fund yourself?

12.3. What is the value/importance of culture/fine arts/music/dance/theatre etc. in society? Do you believe that their dissemination can be achieved best by legislation, government policies, social services, NGO’s, civil society or individuals?

13. Community & Environment Category Only:

13.1. Do you belong to any community/environmental organisation? Why did you choose the particular one/s?

13.2. Where do you/your organisation find funding for promoting and achieving the community/environmental goals?

13.3. What is the value/importance of Community & Environment policies in Society? Do you believe that these can be achieved best by legislation,
government policies, social services, NGO’s, civil society or individuals? 

14. Philanthropy & Humanitarian Category Only:

14.1. Do you belong to any philanthropy & humanitarian organisation? Why did you choose the particular one/s?

14.2. How do you/your organisation ensure that you achieve the philanthropy & humanitarian goals you have set out e.g. that the funds are not misdirected? What do you do if you fail?

14.3. What is the value/importance of Philanthropy & Humanitarian policies in Society? Do you believe that these can be achieved best by legislation, government policies, social services, NGO’s, civil society or individuals?

15. What would your advice be to other women about to launch a business/develop an initiative/ enterprise/ occupation/ activity/ pursuit?

16. What do you consider are your strengths?

17. What do you consider are your weaknesses?

18. What has your contribution to the Cypriot female society been and to the Cypriot society in general?

19. What differentiates you from any other female candidate in your award category to class you as a worthy candidate? Why should we give you the award?

Please note: 

In addition to the published questions above, each Member of the Judging Panel may ask, at their discretion, the same further question to each interviewee/Candidate. The Judges shall be taking notes of your answers for their own purposes mainly for reference and refreshing their memory when they mark your performance. These notes shall remain privileged and confidential and shall be destroyed upon completion of the competition.