Founders of Warrior Women Collective, Charlie Morgan and Amy Holland, have been recognised for their ‘remarkable accomplishments’ by gender equality charity Chwarae Teg.
Charlie and Amy have been shortlisted for a Womenspire Award in the Rising Star category.
The Womenspire Awards, run by Chwarae Teg, aim to celebrate the achievements of Welsh women in every aspect of life.
Since launching in 2017, more than 1,000 women from across Wales have been united through the events held by Warrior Women Collective. Bringing together like-minded women – in a relaxed, friendly and welcoming environment – the monthly events feature a range of inspiring female speakers – allowing their voices to be heard, their experiences to be shared and their stories to be told.
The events have not only helped to showcase and celebrate the diverse talents of strong Welsh women, but have also helped to create meaningful, supportive connections which encourage women to thrive.
Charlie said: “We are so happy to have been shortlisted for this award. We initially launched Warrior Women Collective as we recognised there was a gap in the market for empowering, inspiring, and thought-provoking events tailored to women.
“So far over 60 inspirational women have been given a platform tell their stories at our events and over 40 local female-led businesses have had pop-up shops to showcase their products. I’m proud of what we’ve been able to achieve and I’m excited about growing our offering further in the coming year.”
Amy added: “Our events have been created by women and for women, with the aim of elevating their achievements, celebrating their successes, and helping women grow. What we have set out to do is very much aligned with the work of Chwarae Teg so we’re honoured to have been recognised.”
“As a response to COVID-19, we are adapting our events and content so that we can continue to engage with our tribe. We will be holding monthly panel events on an array of subjects as well as generating lots of feed good, inspiring content.”
Warrior Women Collective recently rebranded from Warrior Women Events to reflect its growing offering and to allow for future business plans. Already the duo have launched a new podcast and monthly newsletter to continue to profile inspiring Welsh women and they have more plans in the pipeline.