Committee

Sylvia Cheater MBE

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Tasmin Purssell

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Becky Cummins

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Lisa Harper

Over the past nine months as a committee member of the Cheshire Woman Award, I have found deep fulfilment and purpose. This role has allowed me to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women in Cheshire, aligning with my values of empowerment, community service, and celebrating women’s achievements.

Women have always been a significant part of my life, from my family to my professional focus on coaching and mentoring women in their 50s and beyond. My involvement in the committee is driven by a desire to empower women, recognizing and celebrating their successes to inspire others.

Working with passionate individuals has been rewarding, fostering a positive environment for innovative ideas. The award’s core values—courage, compassion, and community service—resonate deeply with me. The Cheshire Woman Award also supports the NSPCC’s work, making my role even more meaningful.

Alison Blackler

I have been involved with Cheshire Woman Awards since 2010 and each year I love it even more. For me it is all about being able to honour and celebrate with a room full of inspirational ladies from all walks of live. The stories you hear, the courage and determination shown and the amazing glass ceilings that are broken is incredible. I enjoy bringing the event to life with a fabulous, committed committee and we try to make improvements each year. The NSPCC being our chosen charity makes the hard work worthwhile.

In my day, I run a business called 2minds where I support leaders, managers, teams and individuals to be their best. I am a published author and podcaster.

Caroline Hodson

Caroline, who is originally from Wallasey but now calls Chester home, has a real passion for volunteering and fundraising. She’s been doing this for almost two decades, both in her personal and professional life. She felt truly honoured when invited to join the committee. As a woman in the business who passionately gives back through her time and resources, this role really resonated with her beliefs. She’s really enjoyed every moment of these past 4 years as a committee member.

Debbie Parry

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Estelle
Estelle Maher

I am an editor, writer and podcaster. I also run a publishing company based on the Wirral and help bestselling authors develop and publish their writing.

I am also part of a team whose purpose is to promote literacy across the Liverpool region. I also co-host a podcast that features breast cancer guests who wish to share funny stories.

It was through the podcast that I was nominated for the CWA and then subsequently became part of the committee. These awards are unique as they celebrate all women and their achievements, not just the winner. They are judged on the impact these individuals make in their community. These awards are not about how great your business is; they are about the difference you make to other people. In addition, the awards support the marvellous work done by the NSPCC.

Diana Woodward MBE

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Terry Cochran

I am originally from Southport and trained as a radiographer in Liverpool before settling on the Wirral. I have always worked in healthcare but spent many years volunteering and fundraising for charities.

I have been involved in many fund-raising challenges in different parts of the world, where I became aware of how many women, including myself, can achieve objectives way beyond their expectations.

The Cheshire Woman Award recognises women from all backgrounds and celebrates the achievements, both personal and professional, of these unsung heroes, as well as raising money for the NSPCC.

I have helped with the annual event since its conception, and I hope that the committee can continue to support and recognise the amazing women of Cheshire.

 

Barbara Kameen

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Estelle
Bev Walkden

I feel hugely honoured and privileged to be a part of the Cheshire Woman Award.  As a newcomer, I have been incredibly impressed by the dedication and professionalism shown by the Cheshire Woman Award (CWA) committee in creating such a wonderful annual event. The committee is a group of like-minded women who have one objective – to help and support women and children.  Raising money for such an important charity such as the NSPCC really does align with my own personal values and experiences in life.

I left home at just 16-years-old to forge a better future for myself following years of family chaos and trauma. I continued with A-Levels and eventually gained a place at university, an opportunity that would become the gateway to my chosen career as a Journalist and now the owner of Steele Public Relations Limited. But it wasn’t easy, and at that time, I never once considered turning to the NSPCC.

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Sylvia Cheater MBE

Chairwoman

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Alison Blackler

I have been involved with Cheshire Woman Awards since 2010 and each year I love it even more. For me it is all about being able to honour and celebrate with a room full of inspirational ladies from all walks of live. The stories you hear, the courage and determination shown and the amazing glass ceilings that are broken is incredible. I enjoy bringing the event to life with a fabulous, committed committee and we try to make improvements each year. The NSPCC being our chosen charity makes the hard work worthwhile.

In my day, I run a business called 2minds where I support leaders, managers, teams and individuals to be their best. I am a published author and podcaster.

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Diana Woodward MBE

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Tasmin Purssell

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Caroline Hodson

Caroline, who is originally from Wallasey but now calls Chester home, has a real passion for volunteering and fundraising. She’s been doing this for almost two decades, both in her personal and professional life.

She felt truly honoured when invited to join the committee. As a woman in the business who passionately gives back through her time and resources, this role really resonated with her beliefs. She’s really enjoyed every moment of these past 5 years as a committee member.

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Terry Cochran

I am originally from Southport and trained as a radiographer in Liverpool before settling on the Wirral. I have always worked in healthcare but spent many years volunteering and fundraising for charities.

I have been involved in many fund-raising challenges in different parts of the world, where I became aware of how many women, including myself, can achieve objectives way beyond their expectations.

The Cheshire Woman Award recognises women from all backgrounds and celebrates the achievements, both personal and professional, of these unsung heroes, as well as raising money for the NSPCC.

I have helped with the annual event since its conception, and I hope that the committee can continue to support and recognise the amazing women of Cheshire.

 

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Becky Cummins

I have been a member of the Committee since 2017.  I have the back-office function of Treasurer and Secretary, which keeps me on my toes!   The committee is a group of like-minded fabulous women who volunteer their time to this event, each bringing their own gifts and skills to the table.

For me, the Cheshire Woman Award is a truly humbling and inspirational event with many fantastic women in the one space.  Their stories spark hope, courage and determination, with lots of laughs too.

NSPCC is our nominated charity and pivotal in our funding raising efforts that we do all year round.

I am passionate about empowering women and The Cheshire Woman Award provides that platform

 

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Debbie Parry

I have been involved for the past 4 years. I feel very privileged to be in the same room as some amazing women. I feel very humbled. I started being involved after my friend, Alison asked me to help. I am so glad I did.

 

I enjoy being part of the committee with so many hard-working women. It is great to be involved and also raise money for the NSPCC, a charity very close to my heart.

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Barbara Kameen

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Lisa Harper

Over the past nine months as a committee member of the Cheshire Woman Award, I have found deep fulfilment and purpose. This role has allowed me to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women in Cheshire, aligning with my values of empowerment, community service, and celebrating women’s achievements.

Women have always been a significant part of my life, from my family to my professional focus on coaching and mentoring women in their 50s and beyond. My involvement in the committee is driven by a desire to empower women, recognizing and celebrating their successes to inspire others.

Working with passionate individuals has been rewarding, fostering a positive environment for innovative ideas. The award’s core values—courage, compassion, and community service—resonate deeply with me. The Cheshire Woman Award also supports the NSPCC’s work, making my role even more meaningful.

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Estelle Maher

I am an editor, writer and podcaster. I also run a publishing company based on the Wirral and help bestselling authors develop and publish their writing.

I am also part of a team whose purpose is to promote literacy across the Liverpool region. I also co-host a podcast that features breast cancer guests who wish to share funny stories.

It was through the podcast that I was nominated for the CWA and then subsequently became part of the committee. These awards are unique as they celebrate all women and their achievements, not just the winner. They are judged on the impact these individuals make in their community. These awards are not about how great your business is; they are about the difference you make to other people. In addition, the awards support the marvellous work done by the NSPCC.

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Bev Walkden

I feel hugely honoured and privileged to be a part of the Cheshire Woman Award.  As a newcomer, I have been incredibly impressed by the dedication and professionalism shown by the Cheshire Woman Award (CWA) committee in creating such a wonderful annual event. The committee is a group of like-minded women who have one objective – to help and support women and children.  Raising money for such an important charity such as the NSPCC really does align with my own personal values and experiences in life.

I left home at just 16-years-old to forge a better future for myself following years of family chaos and trauma. I continued with A-Levels and eventually gained a place at university, an opportunity that would become the gateway to my chosen career as a Journalist and now the owner of Steele Public Relations Limited. But it wasn’t easy, and at that time, I never once considered turning to the NSPCC.