Councillor Linda Thomas of Bolton, a beacon of inspiration, was honored with the prestigious SheInspires Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023. This accolade is a testament to her remarkable contributions to the community and her unwavering commitment to women’s empowerment.

As a dedicated advocate of SheInspires, Cllr Thomas has exemplified the organization’s ethos through her impactful initiatives and leadership. Her journey is marked by transformative efforts in local governance, where she served as the dynamic leader of Bolton Council, steering the community through challenges with resilience and foresight.

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award, Cllr Thomas was recognised as the SheInspires Woman of the Year 2023, highlighting her exceptional dedication to uplifting and empowering women. Her commitment extends beyond accolades, as she actively champions inclusivity, diversity, and social justice in her various roles.

Cllr Thomas’s impact is not confined to politics; she is a driving force in education and community development. Her advocacy aligns seamlessly with SheInspires’ mission to celebrate and support women who make a positive difference.

Bolton’s transformative initiatives under her leadership reflect a commitment to inclusivity and community well-being. As a symbol of empowerment, Cllr Linda Thomas’s legacy continues to inspire future leaders, making her a living embodiment of SheInspires’ core values. Furthermore, her role as a renowned SheInspires judge further solidifies her commitment to recognising and fostering excellence within the community.