Chwarae Teg has opened nominations for its Womenspire 2020 awards and the people of Wales are being asked to champion the nation’s inspirational women.

The gender equality charity runs the celebration to recognise and highlight the achievements and contributions of remarkable women from all walks of life.

Now in its fifth year, Womenspire 2020 will take place at St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff in June and will see women awarded in the following categories: Community Champion, Woman in Sport, Rising Star, Learner, Entrepreneur, Leader, People’s Choice, Woman in STEM, Board Member and Womenspire Champion.

There will also be two categories for organisations and businesses who are committed to gender equality and provide the support required for women to achieve and prosper: Diversity Champion and FairPlay Employer.

To make a Womenspire 2020 award nomination or for more information go to The closing date is Monday, March 9 2020.

Cerys Furlong, chief executive, Chwarae Teg said: “Womenspire is an awards ceremony like no other that celebrates and showcases the talents, passions and achievements of women in Wales, and aims to inspire future generations.

“We want to hear about as many special women from across the nation as possible, who have made a real difference to their own lives and the lives of others. I’m urging people from every corner of Wales, who know an inspirational woman, or a business which goes above and beyond, to get nominating. All the details are on our website including the nomination form which is very easy to complete!”

Abi Carter, won the 2019 Board Member award as co-chair on the Welsh regional board of the charity Remembering Srebrenica.

She said: “I felt privileged to be part of Womenspire 2019 and to have my work recognised through such a fantastic event. It has boosted my efforts around raising awareness of the genocide and has further motivated my ambition of working in equality and human rights roles.”