Inspirational Woman


Inspirational Woman


Patricia Keating
Tech Manchester Ltd

Non-profit organisation Tech Manchester provides a place for the tech community to engage with one another, whilst raising the profile of Manchester as a world-class tech hub. Launched in March 2017, they provide startup businesses with expert support and trains established business owners to improve their mentoring abilities.

Gill Smallwood

Fortalice is the leading charity in Bolton supporting victims of domestic abuse. Fortalice provides frontline services including a 22-bed Refuge providing emergency accommodation for families. Last year, they supported approximately 2,220 individuals affected by domestic abuse.

Gemma Marshall

Gemma has a blogging account where she uses this platform to fundraise for charities close to her heart that have had an impact on her life. She has raised over £50000 for the British heart foundation and cancer research as well as for individual families going through terminal illness.

Dawn Fidler
The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity

The Joshua Wilson Brian Tumour Charity helps children who have or have had a brain tumor, they support their families with advice, emotional guidance and financial solutions, with special focus on those who also have post-surgery disabilities.

Liz Mear
The Innovation Agency

The Innovation Agency supports and develops businesses who have products and services that can be deployed into the health or care sector, which is a difficult sector to access for small and medium-sized enterprises.


Kirsten Mitchell
Spoons Charity

Charity that support families in neonatal care. Providing a peer to support services on the neonatal unit and in the wider community, Spoons aims to alleviate stress and reduce isolation and loneliness for parents and siblings experiencing neonatal care.

Maura Jackson
BACKUP North West

BACKUP North is a charity with £2.1million turnover, they accommodate and support young people aged 16-25 who are homeless and at risk due to leaving care, domestic and sexual abuse, poverty, neglect, mental health issues, bereavements and more.

Janet Atkins
Trinity Hospice

Trinity Hospice and Brian House Children's Hospice are the local adult and children's hospice for Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. For over 30 years they have provided excellence in specialist palliative care and have a huge impact in the community, touching the lives of around 8,000 local people every year.

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