BACKGROUND

 Derby and Derbyshire Inspirational Women Awards, (DDIWA) is an annual Vox Feminarum Women's Voices event. The event is open to women from all backgrounds, living and working in Derby, Derbyshire and surrounding areas. Nominations are open from August 1st to 12 midnight on January 5th. Late nominations are not accepted. The nominees for the category, overall Inspirational Woman Award (which may include some women nominated in the other Award Categories, alongside women who have made a significant contribution to life and community in Derby/Derbyshire and or surrounding areas) are selected by a VoxFemme convened panel. Each Nominees are judged in a transparent process based on merit and in relation to what those nominating have told us about them. Information is also often randomly checked for accuracy and reliability. We rely heavily on the information nominators provide about  Nominees and ask that they do justice by telling us all about them (examples of achievements, characteristics, contributions and sources of information which the panel can use to find out additional information) so that we can assess each Nominee fully and fairly. Nomination forms can be accessed via the Vox Feminarum website at  and are available in hard copy and in large print (on request). Hard copies (which you can complete and either post back or hand deliver) are also available from the Mandela Centre, 179-181 Peartree Rd, Derby DE23 8NQ. Updates on 2018 Event is Coming Soon

The Mandela Centre, 179 Pear Tree Rd, Derby, DE23 8NQ  E:vox.feminarum@gmail.com T: 01332 347066

Deeds Not Words Towards Liberation has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to record, preserve and raise awareness about women's social and political activism in Derbyshire. Shoulder to Shoulder events are funded by the Celebrating Votes for Women Fund

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