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About the Inspiring Women Awards 2019 event

“Winning the award was a massive surprise and shock, just being nominated was an honour in itself.  The award has been a platform that has already created a number of opportunities which wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.  It was also a great event to attend and I’m already looking forward to going next year!”

Jennifer Bailey, Founder, Calla Ltd (Entrepreneur Award winner 2018)

The 27th annual Inspiring Women Awards Lunch takes place on Friday 10th May 2019. Those attending will enjoy an afternoon celebrating with the women whose inspiring stories will be taking centre stage with winners announced by celebrity guests. Corporate packages with complimentary adverts in the programme and individual tickets are available

Finalists will be interviewed at the lunch by SKY sports presenter, Angela Powers, before the winners are announced, allowing the women to tell their own stories in their own words.

The 2019 categories are:

(for businesses that have been established over 5 years)


(for newly established businesses)

Inspiring Young Woman
(16-25 year olds)

New for 2019

Women in Sports Award

Whether they are award winning sportswomen or those who work behind the scenes to promote and encourage our sports clubs. Whether they train or wash the kits, we want to know why they inspire you.

The Manchester Bee award*

To recognise those women who work to make Manchester the great City it is. These nominees may have developed projects that have promoted the City; or shown great courage. They may have made their mark nationally or internationally whilst still being a proud Mancunian. If they inspire you, let us know.

(*This Award is only open to those women who live or work within the City boundary of Manchester)


The Lowry Hotel, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Manchester M3 5LH


Friday 10th May 2019

Click below to nominate for the 2019 awards and book your individual tickets or corporate tables.


“I felt both surprise and delight in equal measure when receiving this coveted award. I have been inspired,so many times, by those around me in my career to date and feel genuinely lucky to have worked with some extraordinary individuals. I’m much more comfortable receiving Awards on behalf of companies I have worked for or presenting them to deserving winners!”

Christine Cort, 2015 Inspirational leadership in Arts and Culture.

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