Thank you to the following organisations for sponsoring the Awards:
Nottingham City Council – Venue & Trophies Sponsor
After receiving grant funding last year from the Government Equalities Office, Nottingham City Council are delighted to use a portion of this funding to sponsor the Notts Inspirational Women Awards. The grants main focus is to support activities that promote and celebrate the achievements of women, and Nottingham City Council feel that the award ceremony is a great example of how we can celebrate the hard work and successes of local women in Nottingham.
University of Nottingham Institute for Policy and Engagement – Entertainment Sponsor
The University of Nottingham is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all we do, and to supporting the communities of which it is a part. The Institute for Policy and Engagement has been created to support the exchange of knowledge and ideas between researchers at the University and the public realm to enrich policy making, inspire people, support communities, transform lives and shape the future.
Shoosmiths – Drinks Reception Meet & Greet Sponsor
Shoosmiths is a major UK law firm with an office in Nottingham.
Equality and diversity are a key part of our business strategy we are committed to building a diverse workforce where individuals are recognised for their talent and contribution rather than their gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, disability, age, pregnancy, maternity or religious belief.
The progression of women in our business is a key part of this. We rank in the top five for female partners in the Diversity League Table; we already boast a near 40% female partnership and are striving for better.
We are proud of our longstanding partnership with NWC (having been inspired by one of our former colleagues, Pearl Hoque). We are involved with the organisation in different ways including:
- Pro-bono advice
- Fundraising activities
One of our Partners, Deborah Gordon Brown, sits on the board of trustees.