This year’s Inspiring Women Awards are now open for entries and Chamber Director Carole Fossey will be one of the judges.
At last year’s Inspiring Women Awards, the joint Community Award winners were Jo Thompson and Nicola Graham. Jo started Millie’s Trust following the death of her baby daughter who died on her third day at nursery following a choking accident, to campaign for better First Aid knowledge and practice. Nicola Graham, started Reuben’s Retreat in memory of her son, Reuben who died aged 23 months from a rare brain tumour.
Business Winner, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, was recognised for her contribution to the success of the University of Manchester.
Sue Woodward OBE was awarded the Creative & Media category for her work with The Sharp Project.
Paula Solomon was recognised as the BBC Radio Manchester heroine for setting up the Match4Martin campaign.
Founder of the Awards, businesswoman Jacqueline Hughes Lundy of Olivia Henry Associates, said:
“We want to keep publicising these remarkable stories from women who have made a difference to their lives or the lives of others. These Awards provide a wonderful opportunity to recognise and showcase these achievements and to say thank you to our unsung heroines.”
Chamber Director Carole Fossey, who has been influential in shaping the ‘Technology’ Award and will be on the judging panel for this award, said:
“It is vital that we recognise and promote women in IT/Technology. Technology is integral to the future and currently women are not represented at an acceptable level in technology related careers. I want to thank the organisers for including this category which is a key focus for the Chamber.”
The Awards Lunch will take place at the Midland Hotel in Manchester on Thursday 15th May 2014 when the winners will be announced.
Compering the event and interviewing the finalists on the day will be BBC Radio Manchester presenter, Andy Crane.
Guest Award presenters include BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin and former star of ‘The Apprentice’, Neil Clough.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 4th April 2014.
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