The Mayor of Derry Brenda Stevenson is calling on the public to recognise work being carried out across the city by local women by nominating them for a special award.
The Women of the Year Awards are organised annually by Derry City Council and pay tribute to some of the women who have made a difference throughout the year.
Colr. Stevenson said: “The Women of the Year Awards provide the perfect opportunity to shine a light on the many caring, inspirational and successful women who work every day to make our city a better place to live.”
Women’s Officer with Derry City Council, Joanna Boyd added: “So much is being achieved by local women who contribute significantly to the local economy through business and enterprise, who work tirelessly to improve the areas where they live, and who give their time generously to enhancing the well being of others.”
This year’s awards features the following categories: Contribution to Women’s Community Development; Contribution to Community Relations; Contribution to Health; Contribution to Enterprise; Contribution to Community Safety; Contribution to Arts; Contribution to Formal/Informal Education; Contribution to the Older People; Contribution to Youth; Contribution to Childcare; Contribution to Caring; Young Women’s Award (must be aged 18 to 25 years old); Women living with a Disability.
The final deadline for nominations is 12 noon Friday January 30, and all applications should be submitted to Derry City Council’s Strand Road Offices 98 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7NN. No women to be nominated without her prior knowledge and agreement.