All you need to know about the Amazing Women AwardsTM and FAQs
Why do I choose to work with women?
From being a child I always marvelled at the way women coped with things that happened in their lives. I met some strong women both from the Caribbean and gritty Northern women that coped with all adversities life threw at them.
If I take my own mother for instance who struggled on to bring up 8 children whilst living with domestic violence in the home, she managed to keep a roof over our heads and made sure we went to college and were financially educated, (even more so with the girls).
I think all women are amazing just the things we have to go through from puberty to childbirth to menopause plus all the pressures of being a woman in today’s society to look good, fit in, have a great career, intelligent children, loving supportive partner etc.
I also think we as women need other women to talk to, share ideas, inspire and support each other. Like a sisterhood.
Why did I start the Amazing women Awards?
After a 20 year career in Local Government working with some of Britain’s poorest communities, I noticed that women bear the brunt of an unequal society. With a little support and encouragement they could achieve great things, often starting projects which are sustainable, low cost and benefit the rest of the community. I always wanted to find a way to shine a light on this work. The Inaugural event was held in March 2017
With the #Metoo movement and companies under pressure to demonstrate gender pay parity, never has an event like this been so timely. During 2018 women from all over the world were contacting me asking when the next event was and that they had someone they wanted to nominate.
What is a typical amazing woman?
An Amazing Woman Award is for unsung heroines, it’s for all those women tirelessly working away in the background that otherwise go un-noticed, women who are making a huge difference to society or impacting on their community and quite often working on very little or no budget. Our amazing women have probably never won an award before or been publicly recognised for their achievements.
Maybe you know someone who is passionate about a cause, battled against adversity and