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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 28th annual Inspiring Women Awards Lunch takes place on Friday 15th 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.

Our 2019 overall sponsor

The 2019 categories are:

Recognising women in business whose talents and passion influence and inspire others
(This Award is only open to businesses that have been established over 5 years)

Recognising those women whose contribution to society make a substantial difference to the lives of others

Recognising those women who take that leap of faith and develop businesses which benefit the economy
(This Award is only open to newly established businesses)

Inspiring Young Woman
Recognising those young women whose examples serve to inspire our next generation
(This Award is only open to those aged between 16-25 year olds)

New for 2019

Here Come the Girls
Recognising those men, women or organisations who are challenging systems that don’t work for women, promoting gender informed products, services or closing the gender pay gap.

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

The Constance Award
This is a special award commemorating those women who quietly make a difference. This is a Judge’s award with no nominations take.


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.

Our 2019 overall sponsor

Our 2019 sponsors