Press release 22.11.2018: Nottingham Women’s Centre launches Notts Inspirational Women Awards

Available for immediate release on Thu 22nd Nov 2018

Nottingham Women’s Centre launches Notts Inspirational Women Awards 

The last 12 months saw unprecedented levels of activity around issues relating to women – we all took part in the celebrations for Vote 100, witnessed incredible moments of female activism and empowerment such as #MeToo and #TimesUp and were reminded about continuing employment inequalities through the gender pay gap data.

Alongside these national and international issues, we are also constantly reminded about the local issues affecting women in Nottinghamshire including the cuts to public spending or particular difficulties in relation to health.

Nottingham Women’s Centre sees many women overcome these barriers every day. All around the city and county, women fight inequality, make sure that their voices are heard, get specialist support and training to help them create better lives for themselves and their children.

It’s these women that inspire and motivate us to continue with our mission to empower women in Nottinghamshire and it’s these women that we’d like to celebrate with the new Notts Inspirational Women Awards.

The Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the contribution of Nottinghamshire women to the efforts for the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

Anyone can nominate women who have inspired them, e.g. Notts women who have achieved a great success in male-dominated fields, women who have overcome their disability to achieve great things, women who have been supportive of other women to help them achieve their potential (inspirational mentor / volunteer / community leader), women who have been successful entrepreneurs or women who have inspired other women with their actions (inspirational parent / friend).

The nominations open today, Thu the 22nd Nov 2018 and close on the 10th Jan 2019. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony to be held on Thu the 7th March 2019 at the Nottingham City Council House, Ball Room.

Helen Voce, CEO at Nottingham Women’s Centre “These awards are a change to shine a light on the amazing women in Notts who achieve great things often despite difficult circumstances. Get your nominations in and help us celebrate their success. ”



Notes to Editors

  1. Nottingham Women’s Centre was established in 1971 and is run by women, for women. We exist to help women achieve their aims, become stronger and more independent, and we provide a safe and supportive environment in which women can do this.
  2. Our Full contact details are Nottingham Women’s Centre, 30 Chaucer Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LP. Twitter: @nottswcentre.  Chief Executive Officer: Helen Voce. Tel 0115 941 1475.
  3. More details about the Notts Inspirational Women Awards can be found here.