Nominations for the 2023 Inspiring Women Awards are currently under review and will open shortly. They will close on 31/12/2023. These Awards seek to recognise the inspiring work and accomplishments of women in the North West of England and North Wales, with the addition of a national and international category.

The 31st annual Inspiring Women Awards Lunch will take place on 19th May 2023.

About the Inspiring Women Awards 2023

The 31st annual Inspiring Women Awards Lunch will take place on 19th May 2023. Those attending will enjoy an afternoon celebrating with the women whose inspiring stories will be taking centre stage. Corporate packages with complimentary adverts in the programme and individual tickets are available

Finalists will be interviewed at the lunch by BBC presenter, Michelle Daniel, before the winners are announced, allowing the women to tell their own stories in their own words.

“We are thrilled to be recognised in this way – when COVID-19 became the single most important issue facing our occupiers, the team stepped up in ways we could not have imagined. As a business working to support NHS services, we’re so proud that our buildings are playing their part in helping primary care to recover and look to the future of local health, and that our Assura Community Fund continues to supports grassroots health projects all over the country.”  Assura, Extraordinary People in Extraordinary Times (Business) Award Winner 2022

The 2023 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 and develop businesses which benefit the economy.
(This Award is open to newly established businesses between 1 and 5 years)

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
Recognising those women or organisations who are challenging systems that don’t work for women, promoting gender informed products, services or 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 or 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 Closing Date

Nominations for the Inspiring Women Awards 2023 close on the 31st December 2022.

2023 Award winners will be announced at the Inspiring Women Awards lunch

When: 19th May 2023

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Terms & Conditions

  • The closing date for nominations is 31st December 2022.

  • Nominees must live or work in the North West of England or North Wales for all Awards unless advertised otherwise.

  • Previous finalists cannot be nominated again for a period of one year.

  • The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • The Judges reserve the right to check the information contained in the nomination.

  • Judges reserve the right to re-categorise nominations if appropriate.

  • The winner of each category will receive a commemorative award.

  • Nominees for the Inspiring Young Women Award must be aged between 16-25 by 19th May 2023.

  • The winner of the Inspiring Young Women Award will receive a commemorative award & a bursary.

  • The benefiting charity of the Inspiring Women Awards will be The Inspiring Young Woman Foundation.

  • Finalists must be available to attend the lunch in Manchester.

  • Each finalist will receive a discounted ticket to attend the Awards Lunch.

  • The organisers reserve the right to retain entries, photographs & film from the Inspiring Women Awards Lunch for subsequent publication or exhibition in relation to Inspiring Women Awards and its publications.

“Winning this award means that all my hard work, sweat & tears have all been worthwhile, it truly amazing that my peers have recognised me as a true Entrepreneur. Four years ago critics said we would never supply the supermarkets but we did it, I hope this award will inspire other women to go into business and not be knocked down by thoughtless people”

Clippy McKenna, Clippys Apples. 2012 Entrepreneur Award winner