Simply Ladies Awards to celebrate Leeds’ inspirational women

Carron Cummings

The Leeds entrepreneur behind women’s lifestyle club, Simply Ladies, is set to host her first awards event this March, celebrating Yorkshire women from all different walks of life.

To mark International Women’s Day, Carron Cummings, who has recently been nominated for two Yorkshire Choice Awards, will bring her ‘Simply Ladies Awards’ to The Centenary Pavilion at Elland Road on March 8, with an evening of fashion, food, and female empowerment.

With over 100 nominations across 28 categories, the evening will be a celebration of the talented and inspirational women in and around Leeds. From Business Woman of the Year and Small Business of the Year, to the Making a Difference and Agent of Change Award, the categories have been carefully crafted to give women well-deserved recognition for their successes.

As well as crowning the 28 award winners, the evening will also bring back the successful Simply Ladies Fashion Show, with a catwalk showcasing the latest trends from emerging Yorkshire fashion designers, all modeled by real women of Leeds. Brands taking part in the fashion show include WAKE, Drunk in Love Couture and What’s Your Skirt.

Event organiser and founder of Simply Ladies, Carron Cummings, said: “Since starting Simply Ladies two years ago, I’ve met so many amazing, inspiring women. I wanted to create a platform where these women, who come from all walks of life, could be proud of their achievements, whether that’s through their career or personal ambitions.

“Success comes in all shapes and sizes, which is why I wanted to create an array of categories that not only recognised those that were leading in their careers, but also going above and beyond every single day to support others and give back to the community. We’ve had so many nominations and I’m excited to bring all these strong women together on International Women’s Day to celebrate their talents.”

The celebrations will start at 6.30pm with a drinks reception and fashion show, followed by a three-course meal and awards ceremony, which will be hosted by Capital FM’s Jojo Kelly. The evening will also feature live music from Caution Collective and a charity auction, with all proceeds going to St Gemma’s hospice.

The categories include:

  1. Rising Star
  2. Freelancer of the Year
  3. Girl Boss
  4. Most Charitable Woman of the Year
  5. Woman of Purpose
  6. Outstanding Entrepreneur
  7. Mentor of the Year
  8. Business of the Year
  9. Agent of Change
  10. Small Business of the Year
  11. Medium Business of the Year
  12. Freelance Photographer of the Year
  13. One to Watch
  14. Contributions to the Arts
  15. Contribution to Music
  16. Best Restaurant
  17. Best Customer Service
  18. Best Bespoke Designer
  19. Unsung Shero
  20. Woman in Business
  21. Mumpreneur
  22. Woman in the Community
  23. Outstanding Charity
  24. Inspirational Woman
  25. Instagram Star
  26. Health & Wellbeing Provider
  27. Business Woman of the Year
  28. Making a Difference

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