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 finalists were selected from a record number of entries and include three inspirational women from Knowsley:
Claire is the Director and Lead Facilitator of Ell&Dee NLP Consultants. Ell&Dee offers a variety of solutions and interventions for the corporate world as well as private clients.
Danielle is a degree apprentice from Jaguar Land Rover in Halewood and won Apprentice of the Year at the Knowsley Business Awards 2018. Danielle supports, empowers and inspires many women to pursue careers in STEM fields and apprenticeships on the TV, radio and in schools throughout Merseyside.
Karen is CEO at Enterprise Credit Union, a financial cooperative with its roots and values in the local community. She has a keen sense of social justice and her approach means change by giving people the key to their own financial destiny.
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.
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.”