A DAY TO REMEMBER AT THE WEST MIDLANDS WOMENS AWARDS 2015

http://www.wmwawards.co.uk/
http://www.wmwawards.co.uk/

Hi Readers

First of all lets just embrace the fact that we finally have sunshine and for the first time ever it feels as if the summer season is right on time this year.

Most importantly I want to let you all know about the special event that took place on Thursday 2nd July in Birmingham (England) at the Hyatt Hotel, hosted by the award winning presenter Maverine Cole.  I am talking about the WEST MIDLANDS WOMENS AWARDS.

The awards were created in 2013 by Justice Williams (MBE) to give a platform to recognise and profile women who are making a difference in society, contributing to the economic wellbeing and success of the region and breaking boundaries within their field.

The categories were the following:

AWARD CATEGORIES

 Entrepreneur of the year

Most inspirational woman of the year

Outstanding Contribution to the Arts

Outstanding Contribution to Sports

Outstanding Contribution to Technology

Outstanding Contribution to Social Change

Outstanding Contribution to Education

Outstanding Leadership Award

The Aspire Award

Woman of the Year*

Founder’s Choice Award*

The nominations were announced a few weeks back and Inspire Mysmile’s writer Vanessa  was shortlisted by the judges in the The Aspire Award category  along with: Rachel Dorrell (Senior Chef De Partie – Hotel La Tour)

Talisha Johnson (Founder – Skool Girl & Co-ordinator – Youth4Excellence Awards)

Kerys Harrop (Footballer – Birmingham City Football Club)

Vanessa Ryan-Smith (Inspire Mysmile – Freelance Writer)

The shortlisted nominees in the categories can be found here http://www.wmwawards.co.uk/2015/05/shortlist-announced-for-the-2015-west-midlands-women-of-the-year-awards/

I am delighted to say that Vanessa was highly commended for The Aspire Award and the winner was Talisha Johnson (founder of http://skoolgirlonline.co.uk/)

Highly Commended for The Aspire Award Courtesy of Elijah Phillips Photography
Highly Commended for The Aspire Award
Courtesy of Elijah Phillips Photography
Talisha Johnson The Aspire Award winner. Courtesy of Elijah Phillips
Talisha Johnson The Aspire Award winner.
Courtesy of Elijah Phillips

You can see all the list of winners and the updates from the day here http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/…/west-midlands-women-year-…

To keep the momentum and good vibes flowing the guests enjoyed the entertainment from former X Factor contestant Relley C who sang her own rendition of ” Empire States of Mind New York”  dedicating it to “Brum Town” . Other performances included DT & Candy who gave who us their seductive melodies of 90’s Rnb songs, also a beautiful poem performance  from Amerah Selah (Beatfreeks).

The ceremony was beautiful, the Hyatt’s staff were just fabulous and provided a great service of afternoon tea.

From Inspire Mysmile congratualtions to all of the women who were nominated and awarded. Thank You to judges,to Elijah Phillips Photography who captured some beautiful moments, the sponsors who gave some fabulous gifts and sponsored each category. Lastly THANKYOU TO ALL THE READERS AND ARTISTS THAT HAVE FEATURED ON INSPIRE MYSMILE.

Here is a thank you message from Justice and Mandy

 

 

 

Here are the highlights

Courtesy of Elijah Phillips Photography
Founder of Womens Awards Justice Williams MBE with Inspirational Woman and Women of the year 2015 winner Raj Holness with Mandy Finnegan Courtesy of Elijah Phillips Photography

 

DT & Candy Courtesy of Elijah Phillips Photography
DT & Candy
Courtesy of Elijah Phillips Photography
Award winning presenter Maverine Cole Courtesy of Elijah Phillips Photography
Inspirational and Woman of the year winner Raj Holness Courtesy of Elijah Phillips Photography
Former X Factor contestant Relley C Courtesy of Elijah Phillips Photography
Inspire Mysmile Founder and Writer with Relley C Courtesy of Elijah Phillips Photography
Inspire Mysmile Founder and Writer with Relley C
Courtesy of Elijah Phillips Photography

 

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Some of the Winners and Commended winners of the Womens Awards 2015 Courtesy of Elijah Phillips Photography

For all the pictures and the updates check more here

https://www.facebook.com/wmwawards

http://www.wmwawards.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wmwawards

 

Please post your comments and feedback below.

 

 

Words By Vanessa Ryan

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