We are honouring some of the most amazing women in our town, the country and the world. It's an incredible opportunity for all of us to both learn from them and, where we can, stay in touch. The vision to help where help is needed, and to celebrate the courage and common goals, where together we will make this world a better place. It’s a huge opportunity. And, it's both exciting and humbling.
SHE INSPIRES awards celebrate the huge wealth of outstanding contributions women have made to Bolton in 18 diverse categories. Six of these categories are open to women from all over the UK and the world.
It’s a night of celebration and achievements of women from all walks of life in our diverse and thriving community, showcasing extraordinary examples of courage, triumph, kindness, compassion, transformation, skill and success.
Packed with stories of unsung heroes, community champions and women who have gone above and beyond in the course of their work, service and passions, we endevour to highlight and celebrate exceptional accomplishments from women locally and globally year on year.
"Now the next generation of inspirational women is about to step forward. A reminder that the march of women leaders continues. We should all feel comforted by the knowledge that more great women step forward each year.''
It’s my great pleasure to welcome you all to the She Inspires Awards.
Gulnaz Brennan, Founder of SheInspires Group
Finalists 2022 Announcement
Judges Panels Meets
August & September 2022
24 November 2022
I can't even put into words how grateful I am to be a finalist for the She Inspires National culture champion award and rising star award 2022. Being a Finalist is recognition of what hardwork, dedication and perseverance can lead too. My aim is to be a role model and...
“When I received the news that I have been selected as a finalist for the Women in Leadership Award I was truly humbled and blown away. I made headlines nationally and internally when I was appointed as the first female Muslim Chaplaincy Team Lead for a Trust in NHS...
I’m really looking forward to the She Inspires Awards Ceremony 2022. It’s going to be an absolute joy and a privilege to be in the same room as such inspiring and incredible women from all over the world. To win, would be a dream come true, and will...
Bharatnatyam pro Sohini Roychowdhury opens up about her collaboration with Farah Daoud and Kristina Veselinova
Danseuse and author Sohini Roychowdhury has had a busy calendar. She launched her book and wrapped up a performance in Kolkata where she performed alongside Farah Daoud and Kristina Veselinova, who hail from Iraq and from Bulgaria respectively. CT caught up with the...
Carole Swarbrick has won two SheInspires 2021 awards after she was recognised for her work in education for over 40 years with a Lifetime Achievement award. On top of that, Carole, who is originally from Blackhall and was educated in Hartlepool, also snatched the...
A group of Bolton’s women leaders got together to discuss how to help aspiring local women and encourage girls to achieve. The Leaders’ Lunch at the Mayor’s Parlour was attended by some of the 22 women identified by the SheInspires Awards’ movement as influential and...
We are absolutely delighted and honoured to announce that Baroness Morris, Prime Minister's Trade Envoy ~ Jordon, Kuwait and Palestine; Deputy Speaker~ House of Lords; Chancellor Emeritus ~ University of Bolton; is our Patron for the #SheInspires campaign. A true embodiment of #SheInspires ethos, her long list of accomplishments is matched only by her true humility.
Our Charity Partner of the Year 2022
Our consultant-led team of doctors, nurses and other professional staff provide expert care and support for local people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families, in the hospice and at home. We not only take care of patients' physical needs, we consider their emotional, spiritual and social needs too. And we support families and close friends, both during illness and in bereavement.
Dedicated and dignified care
We care for patients throughout their illness, helping to improve their wellbeing and quality of life. We also provide compassionate, dedicated and dignified care for patients at the end of their life.
Our Winners at a Glance! Women who are not afraid to make decisions, not afraid to make mistakes, have transformed solitary fantasy into reality, who define success on their own terms and achieve it by their own rules and continue to shape the world through their leadership!
Kelvin Fletcher's 2020 TROPHY TOUR
Actor Kelvin Fletcher brought smiles to award winners’ faces when he personally delivered trophies to them in a whistle-stop tour of the North West. The University of Bolton ambassador, who hosted the 2020 SHE INSPIRES Awards ceremony virtually because of the pandemic, finally got the chance to hand over the impressive trophies. Kelvin said...
“It has been a fantastic day and a lovely thing to do and it needed to be done. Under normal circumstances on the night I would have been meeting the winners face to face and hugging them as I gave them their trophies.That obviously wasn’t possible because of the pandemic, so this was the next best thing and the least we could do to recognise these amazing women.”
2021 ‘We Are Orange’ Champions