Action for Children Scotland Woman of Influence Awards

Woman of Influence Awards 2018

The annual Woman of Influence Awards (WOI) returned to the Glasgow Grand Central Hotel on Sunday 18th March 2018 raising over £65,000 for Action for Children Scotland. 

WOI founded in 2001, exists to encourage, support and recognise influential women in Scotland. These women are from many arenas including media, sport, entertainment, business, politics, public service and the community – the common thread is that they have all made an outstanding contribution to our society.


Over 300 guests on the day enjoyed fabulous entertainment from surprise guest Elaine C Smith as well as Leona Marie.  More importantly, WOI recognises the remarkable achievements of some truly special women, who are an inspiration to their peers and wider society, including the children, young people and families Action for Children helps.

A second award was also presented called the Action for Children Inspirational Young Woman award. It recognises and celebrates the achievements of a young woman who has grown in confidence, outlook and abilities as a result of the support received from an Action for Children service. A huge congratulations to Colleen who walked away with this year's award pictured below. 


Picture left to right: Woman of Influence 2018  with Chair of the Action for Children Scotland Committee Kate Guthrie and this year's Action for Children Inspirational Young Woman Award winner Colleen McCudden.


Since the inaugural event in 2001, WOI has raised over £1million to help support Action for Children’s work and provide a platform for the children, young people and families the charity supports to have their voices heard.

Patries MacIntyre, Chair of the WOI Board 2017 said: "It is great to be part of this fantastic board of motivated professional women, backed by a team of very dedicated staff and volunteers of ‘Action for Children’. The charity deals with the embetterment of the lives of children right at the heart, and I feel therefore privileged to step into the role of Chair for the Woman of Influence and look forward to the upcoming event, where we hope to receive once more such great response from generous contributors and sponsors."



We would also like to thank our sponsors for their continued support and loyalty towards Action or Children Scotland and the Woman of Influence Awards.

To purchase a table for our 2018 Woman of Influence Awards or for more information on our sponsorship packages, please contact Kirsty on the details below.

Telephone: 0141 550 9023

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