In 2024, we celebrated the 32nd Anniversary of the Inspiring Women Awards. Over those years we have recognised 100’s of women, giving them a public platform to celebrate their achievements and, in many cases, go on to do even more. The Awards have evolved over the years by introducing new categories and themes, but the heart of the Awards has always stayed the same – giving women a voice. The Inspiring Women Awards will continue to do just that, with public nominations helping us find these extraordinary women and celebrate their achievements

The 33rd Inspiring Women Awards Lunch will take place on Friday 16th May 2025.

About the Inspiring Women Awards 2024 event

“On behalf of Emmelia and I, just wanted to say a massive thank you and congratulations for arranging, running and hosting such a fabulous event. What a turn out 2024 was. The atmosphere was wonderful, guest speakers both interesting and dynamic and the nominees were just so diverse and interesting. It takes a lot to get an event to run smoothly – and wow  did you achieve that!” Jacqui Davidson-Slack, Award Sponsor, Premier Wealth Solutions

So what did guests get to enjoy? 

   Entertainment that began at the drinks reception and ended at the after party, guest award announcers, Liz Taylor sharing the gossip on those celebrity weddings and parties (Prince William singing with Taylor Swift anyone?) and of course the heart of the day, listening to the inspiring stories from the 2024 Finalists before the winners were announced.

The Diamond Boys
Finalists Interviews
Guest Speakers
Winners announced
Happy Sponsors (Pall Mall Medical)

Guest Award Announcers

We are very excited to welcome our guest award announcers, who are outstanding in their own fields and still proudly based in Manchester.

Caroline Roberts-Cherry

BAFTA award winner, Caroline Roberts-Cherry, founder, and MD of Saffron Cherry Productions, and chairs The Pankhurst Trust. Read more here

Stanley Chow

Illustrator and Grammy nominated, Stanley Chow, whose artwork now adorns walls and covers (resident illustrator for the New Yorker) worldwide. Read more here

Henrietta Rix

Henrietta is co-founder of RIXO, a brand loved by fashion editors, celebrities and royals alike, with A-list fans including Daisy Ridley, Sandra Bullock and the Princess of Wales. Read more here

The 2025 categories are:

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 in developing their own 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)

Here Come the Girls
This is a UK wide award that aims to recognise those women or organisations who are challenging systems that don’t work for women, or promote gender informed products, services or act as role models.

Sustainable Award for Women Making an Impact
Recognising those women who are making a a positive impact on all our lives. Whether it’s environmental, digital, educational transformation or through the circular economy or supply chain transparency. The list is not exhaustive.

Women Making Waves
This is a global award aimed at recognising the work of women worldwide. Their work may be involved in community, sustainability, education, business models or acting as role models to our girls and young women.

The 2025 Inspiring Women Awards Lunch


Manchester, UK


16th May 2025

Click below to book your corporate packages or individual tickets.

“Absolutely delighted that we are once again supporting the Inspiring Women Awards. We are very proud of our relationship with Jacqueline. There are quite a lot of strong links between what we are trying to do as a Business School and The Inspiring Women Awards.”

Professor Chris Pyke, Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise.