Manchester International Women's Day Awards 2014 - Nominations
Manchester International Women’s Day Steering Group would like to invite you to nominate women and or groups for Manchester ’s International Women’s Day Awards in March 2014.
If you know a fantastic woman or a group of women who deserve recognition, please take this opportunity to nominate them. Each nomination is only judged on what you tell us, so make sure you include everything that’s relevant and any supporting information. Please remember that the work done by the woman or group you want to nominate must take place within the Manchester boundaries.
This is an excellent opportunity to recognise women who have made an important difference within Manchester.
The award categories for 2014 are:
Women in Culture and Art
This award is for a woman artist, or a group of women artists, working with or creating art with women in Manchester that includes design, fashion, media, music or literature. Or for a woman or organisation that excels in the promotion of cultural activities, including heritage, architecture, tourism and entertainment.
Women in Sport and Leisure
For a woman or group of women excelling in the field of sport or sports promotion, community based leisure or parks clearly demonstrating benefits for Manchester residents and communities.
Women Protecting Our Environment
This award is for a woman or a group of women that actively exhibit a commitment to improve their local environment, contribute to tackling climate change, or promote a sustainable green future at a local level.
Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
This award is for a woman or a group of women excelling in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or who are involved in STEM work that has a positive impact on women or the wider community.
Women in Business and Legal
This award is for a woman or a group of women who stand out through their work in Manchester in either the commercial sector or the legal field. The nominee’s approach makes evident their ethical or co-operative values, innovative practice and noteworthy contribution.
Women Shaping their Community
This award is for a woman or a group of women that show a passion for and have made a real difference to their community, whether that is a community of place (Rusholme, Crumpsall, etc) or a community of interest, eg. disabled women. The nominee may have been involved in working to bring communities together or to run groups or tackle issues for a community of interest.
Valuing Older Women
This award is for a woman or group that demonstrates a firm commitment to improving the quality of life of older women in Manchester, or a woman over 60 who has made a significant difference to the lives of women in her local community or her area of work.
Outstanding Young Woman
This award is for an outstanding young woman under the age of 25, living or working in Manchester, who shines by the quality of the contribution they make. The nominee will have worked – voluntarily or through their job – to benefit the lives of people in their local community or field of interest.
Outstanding Woman Coach or Mentor
This award is for an outstanding woman from any field or area of expertise who has coached or mentored women or girls in a work or voluntary capacity to enable skills development, confidence and growth. The nominee will have invested in helping women or girls to flourish and give their best. She will have acted as an encouraging role model, sharing knowledge and playing an important part in empowering Manchester women or girls.
Women’s Champion in honour of Margaret Ashton
This award is for an individual or organisation that has made an invaluable difference to the lives of women in Manchester. This year’s theme is Women as Peacemakers, and the Women’s Champion award is in honour of a key Manchester woman peacemaker.
Margaret Ashton was the first woman to win a seat on Manchester City Council and she started the Manchester branch of the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom, organising a public peace rally in 1917. An advocate for equal rights, a social reformer and a tireless anti-war voice she suffered anonymity in her lifetime and was neglected by history because of the politics of the time. Find out more about this remarkable woman.
Please read through the categories and guidance before making a nomination. To check what information you will be asked for when making your nomination, please read the downloadable form linked below. The closing date for nominations is Tuesday 10 December 2013.
You can also download a printable version of the nomination form to share with anyone who doesn't have internet access.
For further details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org on 0161 234 3763.