ABI JENKINS, from Holyhead, is a finalist in the 2022 SheInspires Awards against strong national and international competition.

Abi, who is the director and founder of The Yes Life and Diamond Lifestyle brands as well as  the new Community Interest Company #ThatPurplePlace, is in the running for the Global Women in Leadership Award.

Abi is passionate about helping people improve their mental and physical health, overcoming their fears and reaching their true potential and has built a number of businesses as well as an award-winning coaching brand and is currently setting up a community wellness venture in Holyhead.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be a finalist,” explained Abi. “The competition is very strong this year with some amazing women shortlisted. 

“I was grateful for the original nomination, but if I won it would be amazing and would allow me to build on my work by expanding my reach and helping impact more women who just need a little help with confidence, clarity and growth.”

This is the eighth year that the SheInspires Awards have been held and only the second year they have gone international.

Entries have come in from countries including Denmark, India, South Africa, the United States, the UAE, Australia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Egypt and Bangladesh, as well as from across the UK. Awards’

Founder, Gulnaz Brennan, commented: “The quality of the nominations has been outstanding. Every year it gets better. Opening the awards internationally offers a special way of recognising truly amazing women from around the world. With over 2000 nominations in 17 categories, it was incredibly challenging to draw up the shortlist.”

Online Judging Panel Meets are taking place August through September, giving all 186 finalists, some of them finalists in more than one category, an opportunity to meet their respective category judges. Like the finalists, the judges are a mix of local, national and global changemakers. The awards are being held on Thursday, November 24 at Bolton Whites Hotel live and online.

For more information, go to sheinspires.org.uk