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Be inspired

Founded in 1992, the Inspiring Women Awards have, over the past 26 years, publically recognised and promoted the achievements of 100’s women who live or work in the North West and North Wales. Many of the Award winners have gone on to receive further recognition through our Honours system and in 2018, 3 more were honoured: Diane Modahl MBE (Sports Award winner 2003); Marnie Millard OBE (Business Award winner 2016) and Britain’s most decorated Winter Paralympian Menna Fitzpatrick MBE (Inspiring Young Woman Award winner 2017).

These evolving Awards have stood the test of time because at their heart is the desire to continue finding and recognising those women who inspire us.

Our 2019 Finalists

We are delighted to announce the 2019 Finalists across 6 categories:
Business, Community, Entrepreneur, Inspiring Young Woman, Manchester Bee and Here Come the Girls.

Winners will be announced at the 27th annual Inspiring Woman Awards lunch on 10th May 2019 at The Lowry Hotel.

Sinead Collins

Deborah Dixon

Cherylee Houston

Anita Burchell

Sally Penni

Brigit Egan

Sally-Ann Wilkinson

Rose Marley

Caroline Clegg

Erica Ingham

Nisha Katona

Shikha Pitalia

Emma McClelland

Christine Ditchfield

Sarah Clarke

Kat Demarchelier Du-Bois

About Us
History of our winners
Learn about our 2019 Event

Nominate here

Click here to nominate who you think deserves recognition for her hard work.

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Attend the awards

Click here to book your table or reservation at next years award ceremony.

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Our awards videos

View the 2018 awards videos here.

The Inspiring Young Woman Foundation

The Foundation was established in 2010 to fund a bursary for the Inspiring Young Woman Award winners and fund local projects that concentrate on the wellbeing of our young women.

Read more here

Our 2019 overall sponsor

Our 2019 sponsors


Our recent tweets

Invitations to finalists and corporate sponsors out tonight. Drinks reception to celebrate next week ahead of the Awards lunch on 10/05 @thelowryhotel

We’re excited to reveal that our co-founder Sally-Ann is an Inspiring Women Awards @InspWomenAwards Manchester Bee finalist for her #beeinthecitymcr work! #TuesdayMotivation #Buzzing 🐝

A look ahead to the 2019 Inspiring Women Awards | @InspWomenAwards https://t.co/xEieaycDW1

@kintsugiclothes @Emzikles @InspWomenAwards Wow. Congrats!

Our 2018 programme

View this year’s programme here for an overview of the day and sponsorship opportunities.

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“The School was delighted to be the headline sponsor for the 2018 Inspiring Women Awards.  We are conscious of the ethical approach to business and we aim to produce dynamic and reflective, socially responsible leaders, managers and professionals for the future. We could see the synergies with the ethos of the Inspiring Women’s awards“

Dr Rachel Dyer, Faculty Director of Innovation and Enterprise