Know someone who should be our Role Model of the Year? See below how to nominate, and read all about the fabulous cruise the winner will enjoy.




We’ve teamed up with leading cancer charity Macmillan Cancer Support for our first ever Role Model Awards. Do you know someone who goes that extra mile to help others? It could be a hero in your family, workplace or community – whoever inspires you, we want to hear about them!

Over the coming months, we’ll be bringing you the best stories of brave and inspiring women who work tirelessly to make a difference to other people’s lives. A panel of judges will select an overall winner from all of the role models featured and award them with a fabulous Mediterranean cruise at a top awards ceremony. Runners up will also receive cash prizes.

Our chosen overall winner will take to the seas on a 7-night cruise around the Mediterranean with MSC Cruises, Europe’s leading provider of Mediterranean cruises, and have the opportunity to experience the ‘Med way of Life’. From the canals of Venice, the stunning coastline of Croatia and the ancient ruins of Greece, you have the freedom to choose which Mediterranean landmarks you would like to see.

MSC1012359_Ship_MSC_SplendidaMSC Cruises is a private, family-owned European company, present in 45 countries worldwide. The company has always been proud of its roots and this is reflected in the distinctive ‘Mediterranean way of life’ attitude that is evident on board. Traditional values are at the heart of the MSC experience, with a focus on food and family. MSC Cruises sails throughout the year in the Mediterranean and offers a wide range of seasonal itineraries in Northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean, South America, South Africa, the Canary Islands and The United Arab Emirates.

With the addition of MSC Preziosa (which plays host to the longest waterslide at sea – the 120m long Vertigo) in 2013, the company now has a fleet of 12 state-of-the-art ships due to carry nearly 1.7million guests on its cruises this year. But with another four on order to bring the total number of ships up to 16 by 2019, the company is ever-expanding.



Want to nominate someone for the Role Model Awards? E-mail with the subject line ‘ROLE MODEL’ and the following info:

–          Your name, telephone number and address

–          The nominee’s name, telephone number and a picture of them

–          Tell us why you’re nominating them in no more than 250 words

A member of the Woman’s Own team will be in touch if they’d like to know more. Good luck!

For full terms and conditions, click here.


Tea bags with red and blue heart-shaped lables in cups isolatedThere are over two million people in the UK living with cancer and this is set to double by 2030. Macmillan wants to reach and improve the lives of every one of these people. To help Macmillan support people living with cancer and their families, text INSPIRE to 70550 to donate £3.

Click HERE to read more about our partnership with Macmillan, their incredible work and more ways you can get involved.


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