After 28 uninterrupted years of promoting the work of our Inspiring Women and recognising them at the Inspiring Women Awards Lunch, the Awards are pausing this year. Nominations will remain open until 31/12/2020 and a new category will be announced in the summer. 

The 28th Inspiring Women Awards Lunch will now take place on 14th May 2021 at The Lowry Hotel.

The Inspiring Women Awards

Founded in 1992, the Inspiring Women Awards have, over the past 28 years, publically recognised and promoted the achievements of 100’s women who live or work in the North West and North Wales. Many of the Award winners have gone on to receive further recognition through our Honours system and in 2018, 3 more were honoured: Diane Modahl MBE (Sports Award winner 2003); Marnie Millard OBE (Business Award winner 2016) and Britain’s most decorated Winter Paralympian Menna Fitzpatrick MBE (Inspiring Young Woman Award winner 2017).

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.

”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 against the multitude of award ceremonies that exist today. “

Jacqueline Hughes-Lundy, Founder

Thousands of pounds has 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 has been set up to offer financial support for our Inspiring Young women of tomorrow and is the benefiting charity for the awards.

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

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Inspiring Young Women Foundation

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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.

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