Inspirational Woman of the Year

Natasha Benjamin is named Lorraine's Inspirational Woman of the Year

After our nationwide search to find our Inspirational Woman of the Year for 2019, Natasha Benjamin was crowned our winner at the star-studded event in London. She dedicated her award to her mother and to other children who have grown up around domestic abuse who she devotes her life to helping through Free Your Mind, a child domestic violence and trauma support and awareness service.

Lorraine also received a special honour at the ceremony for her 35 year career in television.

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Mel B is joined by her mum and daughter to launch Lorraine's Woman of the Year campaign

Spice Girl Mel B appeared on Lorraine alongside her daughter, Phoenix, and mother, Andrea, to launch our Inspirational Woman of the Year campaign and shared how they all credit each other as the inspirational women in their lives.

Although they were estranged for eight years, Mel and her mum discuss how they reconnected and the whole family now live together in Leeds.

Nominate your Woman of the Year here.

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Nominate your Inspirational Woman of the Year 2019

Lorraine’s Inspirational Woman of the Year award is all about celebrating the women in our lives. Since 2010, we have discovered some exceptional women who have achieved incredible feats, with the winner being chosen by our viewers.

This year is no different as we search for Lorraine’s Inspirational Woman of Year 2019. We want to hear about the extraordinary women in your life. The women who tirelessly work to help others. The women who face adversity with courage and determination, who refuse to stand back and see others suffer. The women whose love and kindness has changed the lives of you and those around you. It could be a friend, family member, neighbour or even a colleague. If you know a woman who deserves to be recognised, get in touch and tell us about her!

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Nominate your Inspirational Woman of the Year

Lorraine's Inspirational Woman of the Year award is a celebration of exceptional women in our everyday lives. Launched in 2010, some remarkable winners have emerged – ‘ordinary’ women who have achieved the extraordinary. Ultimately, the winner will be decided upon by our viewers.

So who will be Lorraine's Inspirational Woman for 2018? We are looking for women who through their kindness, hard work and determination have either transformed your life or the lives of those around you. Women who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Women that have overcome difficulties against the odds. This is your chance to give them the recognition they deserve. She might be a family member, a friend, a neighbour or a colleague. So if there is a woman you know who has broken down barriers and brought about real change, then tell us all about her!

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