Gina Awoko Higginbottom has won the Health category of the 2019 Women of Sheffield Awards.
For this she has received a trophy, certificate and a feature in the Star – Sheffield’s city newspaper. Full congratulations are in order.
About the Women of Sheffield Awards
The Star launched the “Women of Sheffield” awards to celebrate females who have made a difference to others in the city.In a typical year, more than 150 nominations are received for ladies of all ages from varied walks of life and backgrounds. Olympic Athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill is backing the awards
The Awards look for hard working females in the health sector to be nominated for the Dr Helen Mary Wilson Award for Health.
Entrepreneur whizzes are put forward for the Elizabeth Parkin Award for Entrepreneurship and females who love science are nominated for the Helen Sharman Award for Science.
The Sarah Nulty award is for creativity.
Females with a spark for current affairs are nominated for the Winifred Gales Award for Politics and the Barbara Wragg Award for Charity is for all individuals who have shown generosity towards others in the city.
The Dorrett Buckley Greaves MBE Award for Community will go to a community figure who gives back to the world and the Kathleen Roberts Award for Grit is celebrating all women’s true perseverance, strength and resilience.
The Pam Liversidge OBE Award for Engineering will reward females in the sector and the Jessica Ennis-Hill award for sport is open to women of all ages and abilities who have shown great athleticism and dedication to the sport industry.
To award the teachers and education enthusiasts of Sheffield the Mary Ann Rawson Award for Education has been created and the Sarah Nulty Award for Creativity honours the late director of Tramlines for her dedication to the music industry. A past winner is Marti Caine in August 1975
The awards are sponsored by MK Public Relations- a Northern Communications Group partner, Grad Consult, Ray Wragg, Future Wealth Life Management, Vine Hotels, Westfield Health and Sheffield Girls High School.
The 2019 Women of Sheffield awards took place at Glide in Attercliffe on March 7, the day before International Women’s Day. It was timed to link in with a special edition of The Star that was published on March 8 and delivered into Sheffield schools to show young girls what they can achieve and aspire to.