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Inspirational women needed for award

By WBEsme  |  Posted: January 30, 2014

Leanne Grose, winner of the 2013 inspirational woman of the year award.

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A Truro based women’s group is asking West Briton readers to nominate selfless and sucessful females for a prestigious award.

The Inspiring Women Network (IWN) needs candidates for the 2014 inspirational woman of the year award, which will be announced on International Women's Day in March.

The annual prize aims to highlight and honour the achievements of local women in everyday life.

Nour Chakroun, founder and chair of IWN said: “Through this celebratory event we aim to recognise and value women's achievements in their daily lives.

"It’s a community event that we hope will empower us all - and bring women together to meet, share and learn from each other.”

Last year’s winner was Truro amputee, Leanne Grose, who has raised thousands of pounds for charity, written a book and produced an exercise DVD while battling a rare form of bone cancer.

Women eligible inspirational woman of the year award should live in Cornwall and have seen great success, overcome adversity, made a difference in their community or helped to improve the lives of others.

Nominations can be emailed to inspiringwomennetwork@gmail.com along with a short 300 word description of why your nominee should win.

Alternatively entries can be made online through the IWN website where the terms and conditions to the competition are available.

The closing date for nominations is midnight on Monday, March 3.

The winner will be announced on Saturday, March 8 between 7 and 10pm at an International Women's Day event in Truro Baptist Church.

For event tickets and information, call Nour Chakroun on, 07999327717, or email nouchak@yahoo.com or contact Jude Barrand on, 01872 241402 or email jbarrand@gmail.com.

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  • pilgrimboz  |  January 31 2014, 6:03PM

    Sorry are talking about the same men who weren't allowed to vote until about ten years before women unles they were lords? Yes that right they don't teach that in schools do they. Are these the same '1st class citizens ' who were sent to their slaughter by the millions in countless wars or worked to death in there 30's or 40's down mines and in factories. It's very easy to write a scewed version of history to suit an agenda. We all had it tough but can we PLEASE just stop with this ultra feminist agenda that has done women a disservice as it has men. It's hateful,it's devisive and it's used for nothing but sinister motives.

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  • krhelston  |  January 31 2014, 5:28PM

    I do understand your concern about an award that is soley for women. However, do you not think that hundreds of years of treating women of the world like 2nd class citizens makes up for it?? There were many things that men could do/ attend/ own that women couldnt for an awful long time (too long). I think its about time to let the women have something to celebrate.

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  • pilgrimboz  |  January 31 2014, 4:39PM

    Anyone care to inform us when international men's day is? While we're at it when are we getting a minister for men ? There's been one for women for years,it really does appear there's some sort of sinister misogynistic agenda going on.

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  • Truro_England  |  January 30 2014, 11:51AM

    I wonder if I can start a Truro based men's only group, the winner will be announced on International Men's Day and a presentation evening will be held for men only to attend.

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