Deadline announced for Women of Sheffield awards - send in your entries NOW

Entries are flooding in for this year’s Women of Sheffield Awards after the launch this month.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 9:15 am
Dorrett Buckley Greaves MBE Award for Community. Winners with Dorrett are Maureen Greaves, Teresa Nuttall, and Liesje Dusauzay. The Star Women of Sheffield 2019 Awards presentation. The Star launched the awards to celebrate females who have made a difference to others in the city. Picture: Chris Etchells

Entries are flooding in for this year’s Women of Sheffield Awards after the December launch.

The awards give Star readers the chance to honour the city’s inspirational women who are making a difference.

There are 12 award categories, all named after a well known local figure in their field, past or present.

Awards will be presented at a glittering event to be held on March 8, which is International Women's Day, at the Kenwood Hall Hotel, Sheffield, our event partner.

This is the second year of the awards, which were a great success last year, honouring a number of inspirational women working in the community, for charities, preparing our young people for the future , leading by example, building businesses and providing positive role models.

The awards are the brainchild of Star Editor Nancy Fielder who said:" We want to acknowledge the important work that women do in so many fields - business, education, our community.

"Women make a great contribution to society - and they are often the unsung heroines who are the backbone of society.

"We want to recognise these women, whether they have a lifetime of work or service behind them or are just starting out on an exciting journey that is an inspiration to others."

To nominate send her name, category and reasons why she deserves to win of no more than 250 words to [email protected] Deadline for entries is Friday, February 8, at 6pm - all entries via the website