“It’s a unique accolade for me as a doctor to be recognised in the Business Category of the awards. I am truly proud of the innovation and ‘business-style’ I have brought to healthcare, keeping it patient focused and sustainable for the future.
The award is valuable affirmation for my team that the role women leaders play in the health service is appreciated and critical to its success.” Dr Shikha Pitalia, 2019 Business Award Winner

In 2024, we will celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of the Awards by doing what we do best – giving a platform to listen to these Inspiring Women share their stories in their own words.

The Inspiring Women Awards

Founded in 1992, the Inspiring Women Awards have, over the past 31 years, publicly recognised and promoted the achievements of 100’s women who live or work in the North West of England, North Wales and in 2022, nationally and internationally. Many of the Award winners have gone on to receive further recognition through our Honours system and in 2023 four more were honoured: Marie McCourt MBE; Dr Gee Walker MBE, Dee Drake BEM and LCpl Natasha Day MBE. These inspiring women join the ranks of previous award winners honoured including Jennie Johnson MBE, Tracy Mort MBE, Diane Modahl MBE, Marnie Millard OBE, and Britain’s most decorated Winter Paralympian Menna Fitzpatrick MBE.

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.

“I was humbled and honoured to receive the Constance Award.
It’s such a privilege to be recognised in this way by so many amazing and Inspiring Women.
A rich diversity of women of all ages, skills and talents applauding, was very emotional for me.
Then to learn that the award was named after your Mother was the icing on the cake.
Thank you for starting these awards .
It’s fantastic how successful they are and how many women have been encouraged and supported by them. Long may they continue.” 
2022 Constance Award Winner, Kath Robinson DL

”In 1993 it was relatively unique to find Awards recognising women’s achievements. It is, therefore, a testament to the women recognised as both Finalists and Winners then and since, that these Awards continue to thrive amongst the multitude of award ceremonies that exist today. “

Jacqueline Hughes-Lundy, Founder

Over the years, thousands of pounds have been raised for local charities: Birth of Hope Appeal (Tommy’s Campaign at St Mary’s Hospital); Francis House; Samaritans Appeal (The Christie); The Rainmakers Foundation; Styal Women’s Prison Project (The Prince’s Trust) and The Skin Camouflage project in Oldham (British Red Cross).

In 2010 and celebrating 18 years of these Awards, The Inspiring Young Women Foundation was set up to offer financial support for our Inspiring Young women of tomorrow and is the benefiting charity for the awards.

Nominate here

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

Attend the awards

Click here to book your table or reservation at the next year’s award ceremony.

Inspiring Young Women Foundation

Find out more about the Inspiring Young Women Foundation here.

A range of sponsorship opportunities are available which provide ideal vehicles to promote interest to the strong business community in the region, targeting a largely senior business and professional female base. To discuss the opportunities and benefits available of sponsorship contact jacqueline@inspiringawards.co.uk

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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.