24th November 2022, Premier Suite, University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton Whites Hotel

24th November 2022, Premier Suite, University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton Whites Hotel

In our 8th year of the She Inspires Awards, it’s my greatest pleasure to welcome you to the celebration of women from all areas of life and from all parts of the UK and the world.

Last year, SheInspires awards took the obvious progressive step to go global. We share so much with other countries, the good and the bad. Brave hearts and relentless efforts to help others know no boundaries, and the more we share our efforts the better the results we achieve. Whilst retaining ALL categories for Bolton and the North West, we opened six categories to EVERYONE, locally, nationally and globally. 2021 She Inspires Awards attracted nominations from countries including Kenya, Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkey, Egypt, India, Pakistan, America and Sri Lanka as well as from across the UK.

  We need no reminder that there are increasing challenges in the world for all of us to deal with, so we’ve never needed this explosion of inspiration more than we do right now.

 When you face something when life itself is at stake, it’s natural to be at least uncertain, and most probably, afraid.  And yet it’s exactly at times like this that the qualities we have always looked for and celebrated through SheInspires Awards, come to the fore.

 For all of us, celebrating inspiring stories and selfless individuals, takes on an even greater importance.  We want them to be emboldened by their success and, with all humility, be proud to share what they’ve achieved with everyone.  This is the time more than ever before, to motivate and inspire us and our communities.

The tenacity and courage of individuals who know no limits to their efforts to help others is truly humbling. It makes us smile. And it makes us cry.
Welcome to She Inspires Awards ~ Local and Global.

Best wishes,

Gulnaz Brennan
Founder, She Inspires Awards.

Gulnaz Brennan
Founder, She Inspires Awards.

"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.'


Key Dates

Entries Open
24th February 2021

Entries Close
31st May 2021

Nominee Acceptance Submission  
July/August 2021

Judging Process
August-October 2021

Festival of Inspiration 
October (Date 11th & 12th Oct) 

Award Ceremony
25th November 2021


25th November 2021, Premier Suite, University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton Whites Hotel

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.”

Thank you Kelvin Fletcher!

May 1962 - November 2020

Gay died from injuries sustained when she was struck by a car on Chorley New Road on November 13 2020. She gave untold hours of her time to many Bolton-based charities and leaves a legacy of kindness for the people of Bolton.

Dedicated to the memory of  Gay Wharton, our dear friend and Inspire Winner of Girl up Award 2020

This award will celebrate an exceptional woman who has been kind and supported other women to achieve their goals. Support can be in form of (but not limited to), connecting people, signposting and mentoring. Ambassadors, Patrons, Champions, Networkers, Community Connectors, Mentors.

*Not open for nominations.

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.