Last month (November) saw the West Midlands Woman of the Year Awards take place at Birmingham’s very stylish Hotel La Tour.
Run by City&Style Magazine founder Justice Williams MBE, the event’s aim was to recognise and profile women in the region that are making a difference in society, breaking boundaries within their fields and contributing to the economic well being of the region. The awards were also designed to celebrate the success, talent, achievements and outstanding contribution made by women in the West Midlands to enterprise, the creative industries, technology and civic society.
Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer Co-Founder and Chair of Trustees Veronica Kumeta was up for two awards; ‘Outstanding Contribution to Social Change’ and ‘Most Inspirational Woman of the Year’. We were absolutely delighted when Veronica, who has run the charity as a volunteer for the past 13 years, was announced as the ‘Most Inspirational Woman of the Year’. This helps recognise her fantastic efforts, particularly working alongside the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham to create a ‘centre of excellence’ for Breast Cancer patients. This award also now helps shine a light on Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer’s £1 Million Appeal, which sees the charity raising funds for ‘soft services’ such as a new patients’ lounge, and on-site hair salon and bra fitting services, which go beyond the means of the NHS.
Another big winner on the night was Georgina Moseley, who founded HelpHarryHelpOthers after losing her beautiful son, Harry, to a brain tumor. Having worked with Georgie on the Harry Moseley Charity Ball 2013, which took place at the ICC in November, we were delighted to see her take home the ‘Woman of the Year’ award.
Here’s the full set of winners – all very deserving of their awards. Congratulations to everyone that was nominated too; it’s ceremonies like this that help to profile the amazing work happening across a multitude of sectors in the region.
- Woman of the Year – Georgina Moseley
- Most Inspirational Woman of the Year – Veronica Kumeta
- Editor’s Choice Award – Kris’ina Jagpal
- Entrepreneur of the Year – Lynsey Le Keux
- Outstanding, Contribution to The Arts – Ikeela Sealey
- Outstanding Contribution to Technology – Elizabeth Gooch MBE
- Outstanding Contribution to Social Change – Daniella Genas
- Fashion Blogger of the Year – Emma Iannarilli
- Beauty Blogger of the Year – Sara Thomas
- Lifestyle Blogger of the Year – Elizabeth Sellers
- Music Artist of the Year – Lady Leshurr
Supporters of the event included Hollywood Monster, theclubandspa Birmingham, shoppinginbirmingham.com, House of Fraser, Avlon, Keracare, The Body Shop, Kirei Lashes, Hotel La Tour, Couture Cupcakes and Elemis. Well done to everyone involved… a great event for the West Midlands!