A KNUTSFORD resident and social enterprise founder has been shortlisted for a National Diversity Award in the positive role model for gender category.

Jane Kenyon, who founded Girls Out Loud in 2010, has made the list after 22,000 nominees were considered.

Girls Out Loud aims to raise the confidence and aspirations and teenage girls in the north west and north Wales, by pairing them with female role models. To date, the organisation has worked with more than 5,000 girls across 35 schools.

Jane said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted for a National Diversity Award. It’s wonderful to have been recognised along with the other shortlisted nominees. There’s so much brilliant work going on across the country to improve diversity and I’m looking forward to celebrating that at the ceremony.”

The awards will be presented at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral on September 8, with a ceremony showcasing the achievements of those bidding to enhance equality, diversity and inclusion.

The NDAs are supported by Stephen Fry, Adam Hills and Sir Lenny Henry among many others.

Paul Sesay, founder and CEO of the awards, said: “I am so proud to be able to witness the journeys of some of the most inspiring role models this country has to offer.”

Written by Ned Bristow, featured in The Knutsford Guardian – http://www.knutsfordguardian.co.uk/news/15411564.Role_model_Jane_up_for_national_diversity_award/

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