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See all our award categories and great category sponsors.

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Jean Gadsby and Ellen Kerr are the organisers and facilitators of the awards event.

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View the full list of all our legacy awards.

We’re an awards event with a difference!

The purpose of the Merseyside Women of the Year event is to celebrate the achievements of women, to reward the best of the best and leave a legacy of amazing role models for the next generation of Women.


The event has been designed to find and reward the unsung heroines of Merseyside, for their achievements in just doing what they do best, changing lives and giving extra meaning to people’s lives across Merseyside.

Do you know Merseyside’s next Women of the Year?

Annually the Judging Panel receive a significant number of nominations which makes it a very difficult task to decide who will be a category winner. Due diligence is carried out on all the nominees, to ensure that only the most deserving are selected as Finalists.


The overall “Merseyside Woman of the Year”, is voted for by members of the general public and is completely independent and verified result.

Each year, the event helps to raise money for chosen various local charities and Merseyside Women of the Year Legacy Awards. People who come along to the afternoon tell us that this is the best event ever and then book a table for the following year!


Exciting new developments for our next year are already underway, if you think your business could help us to make 2020 even bigger and better, then please contact us.

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We are delighted to work with

Pauline Daniels as our commere.

Birkenhead born Pauline Daniels made her name as Britain’s best female stand-up comedian, noted for her spot-on comic timing. Progressively, she has extended her range as an entertainer to great effect, achieving acclaim as an actress in various plays such as Shirley Valentine and Twelfth Night. Pauline is a professional singer and has performed in both stage and television.


She successfully owned and managed The Actor’s Studio to feature in her own productions and provide great opportunities for emerging local talent. She is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University and in 2011 she published her book “My Story”. Pauline was part of the first Everyman Company in 2017 and is currently touring with Calendar Girls until November 2019.