Igniting Inspiration Awards

Showcasing Ordinary Women doing Extraordinary things

Photo of Igniting Inspiration Award 2018 winners and nominees

Our Awards with a Difference

(as featured in the i-news and The Voice!

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! That’s why we’re dedicated to sharing their inspirational stories, online and offline. And we’ve witnessed how their achievements inspire even greater positive social action.

Our year-round online campaign showcases the achievements and dedication of women changemakers in the North, and culminates with a celebration event in November.

Creating Connection

We love creating connections and sharing positive stories about social impact being made in business and society. We feel there’s greater value in raising awareness of your social impact initiatives throughout the year.

We’re tired of events that are too big and too noisy to make conversation or meet new connections. We don’t like shortlists, because the process is long and often feels unfair, and those who don’t win leave disappointed. And we’ve definitely had enough of uninspiring dinners! So we created Igniting Inspiration!

Recognising ALL Nominees

We don’t have shortlists! On awards night, one woman from each of the categories listed below will be celebrated, but the achievements of all nominees are recognised over the course of the year.

How? We publish each nomination across our social media channels and help women changemakers make the right connections before, during and after the event itself, facilitating introductions to potential partners, funders, supporters and even the media.

That’s why we ask you to nominate a Northern woman who deserves recognition (or to share your own story) so that others can support you in making the world a better place.

The 2018 Award Categories

Igniting Inspiration winners