Twenty-six unsung heroines from across the region have been named finalists in the Merseyside Women of the Year awards 2019 and a public vote has been opened to decide the overall Merseyside Woman of the Year.
The annual independent awards ceremony, which will take place on Friday 28 June 2019 at the Crowne Plaza in Liverpool City Centre, will celebrate the achievements of women from across Merseyside in eleven categories, with all finalists being entered into the public vote for the top accolade.
Members of the public will be able to vote for their Merseyside Woman of the Year via the awards website or postal vote until Monday 10 June 2019.
The 26 finalists, who were selected from a record number of entries can be found here, where you can also cast your vote: https://merseysidewomenoftheyear.co.uk/mwoty-finalists/
Lesley Martin-Wright, CEO of Knowsley Chamber said “We are proud to support this event, and delighted to see that 3 of our members are finalists.
“Best of luck to Claire Morton from Elle&Dee NLP; Karen Bennett from Knowsley Enterprise Credit Union; and Danielle Flynn from Jaguar Land Rover.
Jean Gadsby, from Merseyside Women of the Year Awards, said: “We received a record number of entries this year, which made the voting process incredibly challenging for our judging panel.
“It was a humbling and extremely emotional experience that has culminated in this list of exceptional women, who are all making a real difference to the lives of people and communities in Merseyside and beyond.
“We encourage everyone to learn about their work and vote for their Merseyside Woman of the Year.”
The coveted top prize will be presented by Michael W Halsall Solicitors, who return as headline sponsor for the sixth consecutive year.
Category sponsors already confirmed for 2019 are: Leonard Curtis, Community Foundation for Merseyside, Courage & Sparkle Foundation, Knowsley Chamber of Commerce, Curtins, Alder Training, Everton FC, Financial Planning Corporation, NEO Community & ADDvanced Solutions.
The event will also be supported by Harvey Nichols, Electric Hair, The Dutch Flower Shop, Sisterhood Gin, Dollar Shake Boutique, Fazenda, Veuve Clicquot and Handelsbanken.
To find out more about the event and sponsorship, or to book a table, visit: https://www.merseysidewomenoftheyear.co.uk/