The last call for public nominations are about to come to a close for the fourth annual Bradford’s Inspirational Women Awards, as nominations close midnight on the 31st December.

PrintEach year the public are invited to nominate who they feel deserve to be recognised as an Inspirational Woman in various categories, from business to community to youth to mum. Now in its fourth year, the ceremony continues to go from strength to strength, with a new category added each year.

This year’s categories include Business Woman, Mum, Youth, and Woman of the Year, Employee, Teacher, New Business Woman, Sports and Community Star. Once the nominations have been closed, the votes are then passed to a panel of judges who then decide the final winners.

The annual award ceremony celebrates female heroes of Bradford who are honoured for their contributions and achievements across public and home life. It is used as a platform to recognise the inspirational women with a view to aspiring and inspiring our future women. Along with providing a huge platform of celebration, recognition and networking, the awards also touch upon issues that are affecting our society as a whole. Last year’s focus was on mental health issues.

This year the awards hopes to look at sexual exploitation, with two ministers expected to attend and talk about such issues and how we, as a business, a community or even as an individual can play our part in ensuring crimes are eradicated or at least reduced from our society.

In addition, the night will host an entertaining evening of music, inspirational speakers, comedy and above all great food in an ambience of business leaders, politicians, members of the community and above all the Inspirational Women.

Bradford’s Inspirational Women Awards, hosted by the Inspirational Women Foundation, were launched on October 2011 by the Editor of Asian Sunday Newspaper Fatima Patel, to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women in Bradford.

Speaking about the awards, Fatima said: “Women play so many roles in the society we live in and are considered the back bone of a family. The inspirational women awards are a celebration of the great work the women of Bradford do on a day to day basis. It’s a platform of recognition of their achievements and more so an opportunity to inspire and aspire the future women of Bradford.”

The awards ceremony will be held on Saturday 28th March 2015. Voting will close on the 31st December. To nominate go to or for more information contact Inspirational Women Awards on 01274 743 444.