Invest in Women Changemakers – Sponsorship Opportunities

Set your organisation apart with a genuine commitment to inclusion

Women who are making a positive difference at work or in society often don’t get the recognition they deserve. They work tirelessly and rarely stop to reflect on the impact that they’ve made on the people around them. They’re usually reluctant to put themselves forward for accolades, because they don’t feel they’re doing anything special.

Too many great stories go unheard! And we’ve witnessed how their achievements inspire even greater positive social action. That’s why we’re dedicated to sharing their inspirational stories, online and offline. Our Awards with a Difference have even been featured in national publications such as the i-news and The Voice.

We’ve created a small number of exclusive packages for organisations who wish to demonstrate their commitment to social impact and inclusion by supporting Igniting Inspiration 2019, our third annual recognition campaign for women changemakers. By investing in this highly publicised non-profit initiative, you will raise your profile as a socially responsible business.

Ignite!

Inspire!

Ignited Sponsor

You wish to enhance your reputation as an organisation that cares – about your employees,  your partners, and your customers present and future. Sponsorship at the Ignite level allows you to show your support for the award category that is most closely aligned with your organisation’s values.

Your brand will be featured on our website alongside the award category, and within our marketing materials, including the digital programme and on screen at our celebration event in November.

And because you know the value of connecting the people behind the businesses, this package includes two tickets for your team and sponsorship of a ‘pay it forward’ ticket.

This sponsorship level is available for £1000. Your sponsorship is necessary to produce this non-profit event.

If you would prefer a bespoke option, or are interested in sponsoring the drinks reception, please contact us to discuss.

Inspired Sponsor

You know how important it is to ignite action and want your company to be seen as a catalyst for positive change. Sponsorship at the Inspired level allows you to align your brand with ours though this unique campaign. We will work with you to integrate the inspiring stories of our entrants into your marketing programme, showing your customers where your values lie.

We publish every single nomination on our website, sharing these widely across social media. Your logo will feature prominently on each nomination, demonstrating your support and ensuring that your brand gets the profile it deserves. You will benefit from this ongoing PR from May until November 2019.

It goes without saying that your brand will also appear in all our marketing and event materials. There will be regular publicity across the media and our own wide-reaching social media channels, to our loyal followers from the public, private and voluntary sectors.

And if that weren’t enough, this package also includes two tickets for your team and the sponsorship of two ‘pay it forward’ tickets for our celebration event in November.

This sponsorship is only available to one partner for £4,000. Your sponsorship is necessary to produce this non-profit event.

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes your awards different?

Tired of lack of meaning, we sought a way of turning standard awards events on their head.  We’re proud to run (to our knowledge) the only annual awards event in the country where refugee women, young care leavers, single mums who’ve fled abuse, charity leaders, and businesswomen sit alongside each other to learn about deeper issues in society and connect to solve them. That, to us, is inclusive growth.

Our awards are not a cynical way to gain ticket sales, they are about meaningful connection and inclusion. Indeed, revenues don’t even cover the time investment involved in delivering our unusual but powerful format. That’s why we need your support.

We don’t have a budget this year. How else can we support you?

Pay it Forward tickets mean that everyday people can – and do – gift tickets. It’s thanks to the generosity of our members that care leavers and migrant women are offered a free place. This discounted ticket is for individuals and we ask companies to purchase tickets at the corporate rate.

We can allocate these to people from under-represented groups, or perhaps you’d like to extend them to your female talent as a development and networking opportunity?

Even if you’re not able to become a sponsor this year, let’s discuss how we can integrate it with your CSR and PR plans for next year.

Can we buy a table package?

We have a policy of not selling corporate tables, even though it would be easier and more lucrative to do so. Places are capped at 100, rather than 400, so that we can make people feel included, so that our facilitators know who is on their table and that real, human stories are shared.

Why are there only five categories? Where’s the corporate category?

There are only five categories so that each woman showcased has her story told by our compere and that she is prepared well in advance for her short interview on stage. We don’t have a corporate category because there are many other awards that large organisations can be nominated for.

Tell us about the nominees…

Previous participants have gone on to receive an MBE, a Diana award and a UK PM Point of Light award. Every nominee receives a certificate – by email or in person if they attend. They all deserve recognition.

It takes a lot to get some of them to agree to be put forward, such as Sada who faced community recrimination for teaching women self-defence as well as English, or Rosie who helped a family escape modern slavery. They have little in the way of money and a lot in the way of contribution.

What about PR?

Each nomination is published as a case study on the Inspiring Women Changemakers website so that journalists and partners like you can repurpose them for your own marketing activity. We seek consent from nominees prior to publishing on our site so that you don’t have to.

BBC Bradford is an active partner in the awards and some of our nominees have also been featured in the regional and national press, including The Yorkshire Post, The Times and The Voice.

Additionally, the case studies are shared widely across social media across a range of channels to our wide audience. Just ask us for the analytics.

Anything else?

Just get in touch and ask!