In light of the current situation with Covid-19, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Womenspire 2020 Awards.

With the uncertainty of the coming weeks and possibly months, we felt that this was the right decision. We have rescheduled the Award ceremony with St Fagans Museum, and can confirm the revised date for Womenspire 2020 is Tuesday 29 September.

We will update our timeline in due course – thank you for your understanding and continued support.


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.

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

The Award Categories

Nominations are now live. Nominations close at 11:59pm on Monday 9th March 2020

We want to hear about as many special women from across the nation as possible, who have made a real difference to their own lives and the lives of others. I’m urging people from every corner of Wales, who know an inspirational woman, or a business which goes above and beyond, to get nominating.

Individual Awards

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 Champion

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.

Entrepreneur

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.

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Leader

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.

Learner

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.

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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.

Woman 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.

Sponsored by

Employer Awards

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.

FairPlay Employer

This award will celebrate our FairPlay Employers who are on their journey to gender equality within their organisations. We will assess the distance travelled and the impact achieved.

We want you to spend the reception exploring the Museum inside and out, enjoying the food & drink and, most importantly, meeting like-minded people!

Here are our top tips for networking in a feminist festival style…
  • Dress Code: Wear What makes you Happy. Whatever you like. We want you to arrive feeling comfortable and confident – because you are phenomenal.
  • We challenge you to meet at least 3 new people at Womenspire – so make the most of the opportunity to roam, discover and get involved.
  • Stuck for words? Here are some of our favourite Ice Breakers:

“Have you been to Womenspire before?”
“Who is the most inspirational woman you know?”
“Have you ever seen something like this at the Museum before?”

How do I get to St Fagan's?

Address: St Fagan’s National Museum of History, Cardiff, CF5 6XB

Directions to the venue and accessibility information can be found on their website https://museum.wales/stfagans/visit/

Will there be parking at St Fagan's?

Yes, the venue has plenty of parking which will be free of charge on the night of our Awards event.

Where can I get my tickets?

You will need to print your ticket from Eventbrite.

Sponsors and Finalists can collect their tickets from our reception desk, set up at the entrance of the museum.

St Fagans National Museum of History

Is there a set menu for the dinner?

Womenspire is no ordinary ceremony. There will be an array of street food for you to choose from upon arrival – an experience designed for networking, and exploring St Fagan’s exhibition space and will be available upon arrival from 6pm.

Vegetarian, vegan and halal food will be available.

Additional dietary requirements will need to be emailed to womenspire@chwaraeteg.com

What are the seating arrangements?

Womenspire is no ordinary award ceremony and seats are unallocated. Different stalls will serve up our street food extravaganza – an experience designed for networking, and exploring St Fagan’s exhibition space and will be available upon arrival from 6pm.

In the event of wet weather, the entertainment and food will be moved indoors.

For the award ceremony, the unreserved seating will be in theater style. Seats will be not be allocated so you can choose who to sit with to enjoy the evening.

Our sponsors and finalists will have reserved seating for easy access of presentation and acceptance of awards.

Is there a dress code?

There is no set dress code. Wear what makes you happy!

Do you have to be a finalist to attend the awards ceremony?

Not at all. Womenspire is a great event to attend if you’re looking for something interesting and/or inspiring to do with family / friends / workmates – or if you’re simply looking for an excellent networking opportunity.

Womenspire 2019

1st Jul 2019
Board Member Award Winner | Womenspire 2019
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1st Jul 2019
Community Activist Award Winner | Womenspire 2019
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12th Feb 2020
Creative Award Winner | Womenspire 2019
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17th Feb 2020
Entrepreneur Winner | Womenspire 2019
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27th Jan 2020
Leader Award Winner | Womenspire 2019
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2nd Mar 2020
Learner Award Winner | Womenspire 2019
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10th Feb 2020
Rising Star Award Winner | Womenspire 2019
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16th Mar 2020
Woman in Sport Award Winner | Womenspire 2019
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1st Jul 2019
Woman in STEM Winner | Womenspire 2019
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