Award Categories

our award categories

Below are our Award Categories, chosen by our wonderful MWOTY Sponsors because they align with their organisational values:

Merseyside Woman of the Year

Community Change

Recognising the women whose contribution to communities changes all aspects of an environment for the better. They make a substantial difference to the lives of others and work collaboratively to effect environmental shifts that create and maintain community cohesion and have a widespread impact on large numbers of people, bringing them together as one.

Business Leader

Appreciating the women who take a leap of faith and develop businesses that promote positive economic, environmental, and societal change. Those who demonstrate the character, experience, humility, wisdom, diligence, and discernment necessary to create trust and influence.

Entrepreneur

Identifying those women whose character and vision is instrumental to seizing an opportunity and driving it forward. Those who see the gaps, take the initiative, and build from the ground up. They are passionate about business and clearly demonstrate outstanding growth and innovation, equity, and diversity within their business.

Inspirational Women

Appreciating those women whose principles serve to inspire our next generation. Open minded and innovative, they stay calm and positive during tough times, find creative solutions, and are always determined to drive change for themselves and others.

Women of Courage

Recognising women who face personal or professional challenges head-on, step out of their comfort zones and push through fear and self-doubt to stand up for what is right and drive positive change. Women of Courage write their own story to encourage and empower those who follow them.

Social Impact

Acknowledging women who innovate, take action, and lead by example. They create opportunities and open doors for a wide and diverse range of women though activities, projects, programmes, or policymaking, which positively affects change, growth, sustainability and provides benefit for all.

Inspirational Women

Appreciating those women whose principles serve to inspire our next generation. Open minded and innovative, they stay calm and positive during tough times, find creative solutions, and are always determined to drive change for themselves and others.

Women of Courage

Recognising women who face personal or professional challenges head-on, step out of their comfort zones and push through fear and self-doubt to stand up for what is right and drive positive change. Women of Courage write their own story to encourage and empower those who follow them.

Arts, Culture & Media

Celebrating women who take creativity and make it purposeful, using art, culture, or media to change attitudes, provide a platform for women and other marginalised groups and elevate their voices, stories, and experience. These women combine effective leadership with business acumen and creative vision to inspire, empower and lead.