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The Inspiring Women Awards

The Inspiring Women Awards were founded in 1992 to raise funds for the research charity Tommy’s Campaign, which was also launched that year. Originally known as the North West Woman of Achievement Awards, the first Award lunch in 1993 was meant to be a one off. Two months after the lunch, a call from one of the attendees requesting a corporate table at the 1994 Awards Lunch, led us to celebrate 25 years in 2017.

These evolving Awards have stood the test of time because at their heart is the desire to find and recognise 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

In 2000, the Awards were refreshed and in recognition of Manchester’s role in hosting the Commonwealth Games, they became the Winning Women Awards, recognising with individual awards, Business; Community and Sport

In 2006 The Awards became the Inspiring Women Awards. New categories have included Public Sector, Arts, Nurturing female talent and Social Entrepreneurs.

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

Find out more about the Inspiring Young Women Foundation here.

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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.

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