2023 Community Award Winner – Marcella Turner

2023-06-05T15:02:25+01:00June 5th, 2023|Inspiring Award Winner 2023|

Marcella founded Can-Survive UK (support and information for people with cancer) from her home in 2016 with a phone, laptop and unbounded passion to provide culturally appropriate support to Black people and other minority communities affected by cancer.

Having been heavily involved in the end-of-life care for her father, who died from prostate cancer, she was […]

2023 Sustainable Award Winner – Gaynor Thomasson

2023-06-05T15:00:20+01:00June 5th, 2023|Inspiring Award Winner 2023|

Gaynor founded Heelz and Toez as a business committed to disrupting the children’s footwear market by enabling the manufacture of completely recyclable shoes made wholly from recycled products. Her mission? To create shoes that are recyclable, comfortable and customisable.

The average lifespan of children’s shoes is less than six months and with over 300million pairs […]

2023 Here Come The Girls Award Winner – Kerry Daynes

2023-06-05T14:57:31+01:00June 5th, 2023|Inspiring Award Winner 2023|

Kerry is a qualified forensic psychologist specialising in working with violent and sexual offenders. She began her career at the notorious HMP Wakefield, a Category A men’s prison which houses a large number of high-profile, high-risk sex offenders and murderers.

This experience has led Kerry to being recognised for her ability to engage with, and […]

2023 Entrepreneur Award Winner – Jennie Johnson MBE

2023-06-05T14:55:07+01:00June 5th, 2023|Inspiring Award Winner 2023|

In 2020, Jennie sold her business, Kids Allowed, and retired for a life of leisure. Fast forward a year and a friend sent her a video of their baby, sharing how proud they were of their little one’s achievements.

Jennie was immediately struck by how many other accomplishments her baby had in this short clip and […]

2023 Women Making Waves Award Winner – Nana Adjoa Sifa

2023-06-05T14:50:44+01:00June 5th, 2023|Inspiring Award Winner 2023|

Nana is a Ghanaian Social Entrepreneur helping female Agribusiness founders and women farmers to make impact. She is currently the President of Direct Impact Foundation (an organisation that seeks to bridge the wide gap between rural and urban education) and the initiator of Guzakuza, a social enterprise that empowers young women to create jobs, wealth […]

2023 Women Making Waves Award Winner – Basarat Kazim

2023-06-05T14:48:40+01:00June 5th, 2023|Inspiring Award Winner 2023|

Pakistan is one of the lowest-performing countries in the Southeast Asian region in terms of access to primary education, its quality, and learning outcomes, with an estimated 22.8 million children aged 5-16 not attending school.

For over 40 years, Basarat has been at the forefront of tackling these problems bringing meaningful education and literacy initiatives […]

2023 Inspiring Young Woman Award Winner – Alisha Maini

2023-06-06T10:51:46+01:00June 5th, 2023|Inspiring Award Winner 2023, Inspiring Young Woman Awards 2023|

Alisha is currently reading Medicine at the University of Leeds and due to graduate in July 2023. During her studies, Alisha has undertaken a clinical elective in Infectious Diseases and Neurology at Hospital de Resturacao, Recife, Brazil and from 2018, has acted as an online tutor in university admission tests including, A-level Biology and Chemistry, […]

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