SheInspires 2024: Launching a Year of Empowerment and Recognition

Jun 11, 2024

[Bolton, 7 June 2024] — SheInspires kicked off its first 2024 event with a memorable networking lunch, bringing together judges, finalists, friends, and sponsors to understand the awards process. The day was action-packed, beginning with an early morning session dedicated exclusively to judges and the judging process, led by Jackie Hyde. 

This was followed by a panel discussion featuring Ray Hanks, Sue France, Gulnaz Brennan, and Jackie Hyde, moderated by Jenny Matthews, and a roundtable with the judges. With nearly 100 attendees, some traveling from as far as London, the event underscored the importance of collaboration and networking in driving positive change and recognising remarkable contributions.

Since its inception, the SheInspires Awards has been dedicated to shining a spotlight on women whose passion, dedication, and innovation inspire others and make a significant impact in their communities. Over the years, this prestigious event has celebrated countless stories of courage, leadership, and empowerment, continuing to build a legacy of recognizing and fostering female excellence, both locally and globally. 

As of 2024, SheInspires has a presence in over 27 countries across all continents.

Today’s event also paid special tribute to the dedicated panel of judges whose expertise and commitment ensure the integrity and fairness of the awards. A special acknowledgment was given to Jackie Hyde, whose unwavering support and meticulous attention to detail have been instrumental in maintaining the highest standards in the judging process.

In today’s world, networking is king and collaboration is queen. The SheInspires Awards provide a unique platform for finalists and judges to connect, share their stories, and forge meaningful relationships. This luncheon highlighted the importance of these interactions, offering attendees the chance to promote their businesses and align with the vision and mission of SheInspires.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the SheInspires Awards, a significant milestone that comes with exciting plans for the future. Founder Gulnaz Brennan unveiled a bold vision for the next five years: to empower 50,000 girls locally and globally. This ambitious goal aims to extend the impact of SheInspires, fostering a new generation of empowered women leaders. Watch this space for more developments as this vision unfolds.

The SheInspires Awards invites businesses and individuals to come on board as sponsors, offering a unique opportunity to support the recognition of inspiring women while gaining visibility and prestige. Sponsorship not only enhances brand reputation but also demonstrates a commitment to social responsibility and empowerment. As sponsors, you join a network of leaders and innovators, benefiting from the positive association and collaborative spirit of SheInspires.

The event was proudly sponsored by Stanmore Insurance Brokers Ltd, who are also the headline sponsor for the SheInspires Awards Gala on the 21st of November. We are grateful for their generous support and partnership. Early bird bookings for the gala are now open, so secure your spot today!

Join us in celebrating these incredible women and help us empower the next generation of leaders. Together, we can inspire change and create a brighter future for all.

A full gallery from the event is available here