Womenspire Awards! A Vibrant Celebration of Women in Wales

Chwarae Teg, Wales’ leading gender equality charity, is once again celebrating the achievements of women from all backgrounds and stages in life or work across Wales.

Womenspire recognises women for every aspect of life, from personal achievements to outstanding contribution, and we want you to be a part of these celebrations.

Chwarae Teg’s Womenspire Awards showcases the remarkable accomplishments of women across Wales and will inspire future generations.

The Award Categories

Board Member

Women continue to be under-represented at board level across Wales. This award recognises the achievements of a woman who has made a huge impact on their business as a Non-Executive Director.

Community Activist

There are many examples of women who have contributed significantly to our communities – particularly at times of crisis or challenge. The winner will be an unsung hero – someone who tends to hide from the limelight but whose community holds them up as a role model for other women and girls across Wales.

Creative and Media

Celebrating the woman who personifies the best of the sector; pushing the boundaries through creativity and storytelling and has furthered the rights of women. They should encourage other women to be represented across creative platforms.


Fewer women start businesses than men and the average income of a self employed woman is currently around £10,000. This award celebrates those women who have bucked the trend and set up successful businesses with real growth potential.


This award celebrates women who are successfully leading by example. The winner will be someone who has not only been successful in her own right, but has used the opportunities provided by the position she has reached to support and mentor other women.


Lifelong learning benefits everyone. It has the power to change lives. This award celebrates those women who have reentered learning and/or education to realise their full potential.

Rising Star

We want to celebrate the young women coming through in different roles and sectors who show great promise for the future. The winner of this award will be a woman who has entered the workplace in the last 5 years, has already achieved success and has demonstrated real potential.

Women in Sport

This award recognises the contribution women make to sport in Wales. This could be as an athlete, coach or in another role in which they have raised the visibility or increased the impact of women’s sport in Wales.

Woman in STEM

This award celebrates the women who are building Wales through advancing in their own career journey and making a real difference to the STEM sectors in Wales. Our winner will be encouraging other women into these disciplines and supporting women to progress.

Employer Award

Diversity Champion

Businesses that are more diverse are more profitable, more successful and are employers of choice. This award recognises organisations that have taken a proactive approach to close the gender divide in the workplace. They will have run a successful initiative or campaign to directly address gender imbalance for their organisation. They will be able to evidence why gender diversity is of benefit to all employees, not just women. They will be able to evidence the impact their improvements have had on both individual employees and the organisation as a whole.

What’s really humbling is that a lot of these women have no idea how fantastic they are and it’s just an amazing opportunity for ITV to be able to tell these women’s stories and be part of this event.

Nia Britton
ITV Wales

Womenspire 2019 Finalists

Board Member

Abi Carter

Christine Edmondson

Debra Williams

Sharon Lovell

Community Activist

Christine Bolter

Dawn Wilson

Saba Humayun

Sahar Al-Faifi

Creative and Media

Angela John

Joann Randles

Melanie Wotton

Tamara Harvey


Hannah Saunders

Jemima Letts

Leanne Eustace

Sian Goodson


Ceri Harris

Mandy St John Davey

Shakila Ahmed

Tracy Myhill


Andrea Garvey

Joanne Tracey Yeo

Jodi-Ann Hicks

Emma Williams

Rising Star

Nia Davies

Nia Edwards-Behi

Carla Dwyer

Dr Rafia Jamil

Women in Sport

Julie Thomas

Janine Osborne-Bowring

Emma Hopkins

Tesni Evans

Women in STEM

Sarah Morgan

Professor Yamni Nigam

Gemma Hallet

Ellie-May Bettinson

Diversity Champion

Zimmer Biomet

University of South Wales

Golden Manor Nursery

Salvtech Ltd

4th July 2019
Womenspire Awards 2019