Igniting Inspiration is a unique initiative which celebrates women making a positive difference in business and society. It is the brainchild of Inspiring Women Changemakers founder, businesswoman, speaker and lobbyist, Anj Handa.

She says “Through my wide-reaching networks, I discovered so many positive stories that were going unheard, particularly within minority communities.

And while there are numerous campaigns for women in business, there is no one campaign – online or offline – that regularly promotes the dedication of women changemakers.”

The year-round campaign celebrates the achievements of women making a positive difference in society. The stories of all nominees are published across social media, bringing positive stories to the world and inspiring others to take action.

Needle Partners are on board as proud sponsors of the Social Impact Star award, which will celebrate women who have made scalable change within their organisation or wider society.

Sharon Needle, Managing Partner at Needle Partners said “We are delighted to support such a worthwhile initiative, which fits perfectly with our values.  We very much look forward to hearing the inspirational stories this year and helping to share them and hopefully inspiring others to make a difference.”

Last year’s winner of the Social Impact Star was local Leeds musician, Miranda Arieh, who helps to demystify mental health issues/illness and has inspired many people to seek help.

So, who will you nominate?

About Needle Partners

Needle Partners is a Leeds based commercial law firm.  The firm specialises in providing pragmatic, commercially focused advice to corporate and private clients in the UK as well as overseas. Its client base includes SMEs, multinationals, charities, partnerships, and public sector organisations.

About Inspiring Women Changemakers

Inspiring Women Changemakers is a dynamic movement of women leading transformational change – in work, in society, and in the world. It was set up to help women speak up: for themselves, for others, and for social issues.

To learn how your organisation can sponsor, contact visit our awards page or contact anj@inspiringwomenchangemakers.co.uk.