The Inspiring Women Awards were founded in 1992 to raise funds for the research charity Tommy’s Campaign, which was also launched that year. Originally known as the North West Woman of Achievement Awards, the first Award lunch in 1993 was meant to be a one-off. Two months after the lunch, a call from one of the attendees requesting a corporate table at the 1994 Awards Lunch, led us to celebrate 25 years in 2017.
These evolving Awards have stood the test of time because at their heart is the desire to find and recognise those women who inspire us.
Our 2018 winners
Sara Prowse, CEO Hotter Shoes
Maura Jackson, CEO Bolton Young Person’s Housing Scheme
Inspiring Young Woman Award
Hallie-Codie Lusty, Ambassador The Factory Youth Zone
Eve Holt, DivaMancs
Carole Nash OBE, DL
Jennifer Bailey, Owner Calla Shoes
The Inspiring Young Woman Foundation
The Award, which is open to 16-25-year-olds hopes to inspire the next generation by recognising those young women who have beaten the odds to achieve their dream; been inspirational to others; set up businesses or are overcoming obstacles to pursue their career.
“Being involved in the Inspiring Women Awards was an honour. Behind each nominee and award winner is a great story that we should share with everyone to show the new generations what you can achieve with hard work, believe and dedication. The awards are a unique opportunity to share their story and celebrate the achievement of incredible women in our country”
Felipe Baquero, The Apprentice 2014