Dr Kate Brain nominated for Womenspire Award

15 April 2018

Chwarae Teg is calling for people to vote for the Wonderful Welsh Woman who has inspired them the most ahead of its annual Womenspire Awards this summer.

We are delighted that Dr Kate Brain, who leads screening, prevention and early diagnosis research at PRIME Centre Wales and Wales Cancer Research Centre (WCRC) has been nominated. The call for votes is part of the People’s Choice award category and the winner will be announced at this year’s ceremony in June.

The women shortlisted for the vote are from the charity’s Wonderful Welsh Women campaign, are from both the past and present day and include scientists, athletes, actors, business people and humanitarians.

The launch of the People’s Choice award follows the charity’s Wonderful Welsh Women campaign which took place in 2017 to showcase Wales’s female role models with the aim of inspiring the next generation of Welsh women. 

People will be able to vote for their favourite Wonderful Welsh Woman at:

Some of the Wonderful Welsh Women up for the People’s choice award include:

  • Betty Campbell – Wales’ first black headteacher
  • Dr Kate Brain – pioneering health psychologist
  • Elliw Gwawr – BBC Wales political journalist
  • Beci Newton – fire fighter
  • Robyn Lock – rugby captain
  • Lady Rhondda – stateswoman and suffragette

Louise David from Chwarae Teg said: “All too often women and girls across the world are only told about the achievements of male role models, but with so many amazing women here in Wales we wanted to work to change that with our Wonderful Welsh Women campaign. 

“The People’s Choice category gives everyone a chance to vote for the Wonderful Welsh Woman that most inspires them and who they would like to see winning a Womenspire Awards this year. We hope it will encourage women to really think about who inspires them most in life, and ultimately what they are capable of achieving themselves.”

‘Womenspire’ is now in its third year and will take place at the Wales Millennium Centre on 5 June.

Women from all walks of life will be honoured in a number of categories including community, sport, education and business. Employers in the public, private and third sectors will also be recognised for their commitment to gender equality within the workplace.