UN Women Awards 2019

We are still 100 years away from achieving gender equality.
We urgently need to give a platform to bold, disruptive action that closes this gap.
Will you tell us what decisive action you are taking?

Now more than ever, we need to urgently find bold, disruptive solutions to empower women in the UK and across the world.

UN Women UK want to see a world in which every woman the right to safety, voice, and a choice. 

We want extraordinary organisations, leaders, and changemakers to join our movement for change.

This is your opportunity to showcase trailblazing action for equality, and join with us to truly change the way the world works for women.

Nominations come from a range of backgrounds, sectors and areas, but they all have one thing in common: they are all taking genuinely trailblazing action for gender equality.

Online nominations open on 12th February and close at 5pm GMT 1st May.

All nominations can be made online at www.unwomenuk.org.

If you have any questions about nominations, the awards process or UN Women UK’s work, please get in touch at awards@unwomenuk.org

UN Women UK Awards

The Impact Award

is for organisations that are taking disruptive, industry-leading action for equality for their customers, colleagues and community. Organisations can be from any sector, from health to hospitality, and there will be 2 winners, one for large organisations (<250 employees) and one for SMEs (<250 employees).

The Leadership Award

is for executives inspiring meaningful change in their organisation, and wider community. This person could be the c-suite leader of a multinational, or the managing director of a charity, but all will be role modelling diversity and inclusion – and taking high impact, results-orientated action.

The Changemaker Award

is for activists who are going above and beyond to drive grassroots change in their organisation or wider community. This person could be someone in an organisation (non c-suite) who is always banging the drum for equality, or someone who has campaigned for women’s empowerment in their community.

Impact Award Winner

Our 2019 Impact Award Winner for SMEs, Lewes FC is the first professional football club in the world to pay women the same as men with the goal of inspiring wider equality in sport. They have also launched a ‘SisterShip’ scheme that works alongside local women’s organisations using football as a tool for social change.

Changemaker Award Winner

Our Changemaker Award winner of 2019 is the founder of MusicFootballFatherhood (MFF), a lifestyle platform for fathers promoting gender equality. He is currently publishing two children’s books that break down gender stereotypes.

Leadership Award Winner

Our 2019 Leadership Award Winner is Kevin Hyland OBE. He is the UK’s first anti-slavery commissioner to engage with governments across the world to end the trafficking of all women and girls. He is also now the Chair of the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB)’s Leadership Group, driving positive change for migrant women.


If you would like to sponsor the awards, and work with us to find bold action for equality in your industry, please get in touch at awards@unwomenuk.org

2020 UN Women UK Award Tickets

On 3rd September, celebrities, activists, political leaders and corporate changemakers are coming together to showcase bold, disruptive action for equality. Join us.