Help the Canterbury Soroptimists find the local Inspirational Women of 2021

To celebrate our sixtieth year, the Canterbury Soroptimists will be launching
CANTERBURY WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2021. Can you fnd us some Secret Superwomen in the Canterbury area?

Please join us to celebrate our Sixtieth Year by recognising those women who have advanced and supported the role of women in our community – whether it be through education, charity or by example by sending us your nomination. During the last year of the Covid19 pandemic there have been many opportunities for people to shine.

The criteria for the award are:


  • A nominated woman should live, work or have been born in the area covered by the Canterbury City Council Administrative Boundaries Information (canterbury.gov.uk)
  • Postcodes: CT1, CT2, CT3, CT4, CT5 and CT6
  • A woman can be nominated for her contribution to the community, to improving the role of women, showing personal courage or outstanding professional achievement.

In putting forward a nomination the following points might be helpful
Has the woman you are putting forward for nomination:

  • Strived to help others living in Canterbury?
  • Improved her local community in Canterbury?
  • Improved her workplace for the benefit of colleagues?
  • Inspired or encouraged young women to strive for excellence in work?
  • Achieved something extraordinary despite the odds?
  • Volunteered her time to charity in an unpaid capacity or carried out a charitable act?
  • Made people proud to be associated with her?
  • Gone above and beyond your expectations?
  • Does this candidate stand out from all others in what she has done and how she is regarded?


Please note that judging decisions are derived from the information provided by the nominator, however we may try to find out more information from other sources. The decisions of the judges will be based on the quality of the nomination, not the quantity of nominations we receive for one person.

  • The criteria and nomination form can be found here (sighi.org):
  • All nominations to be received by Monday 24 May 2021
  • We propose to present the award, which is £100 donation to the winner’s charity of choice, on our Sixtieth Anniversary, 19 June.  Full details will be supplied nearer the time.
  • Please send your nomination to womanoftheyear.canterbury@gmail.com

All personal data collected for this event will be protected in accordance with GDPR and destroyed after the event is over.

Carol Reed BEM
25 Cherry Garden Road Canterbury CT2 8EP