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News
29 Mar

Alison Parry-Jones shortlisted in the inaugural Welsh Women’s Awards 2019

Alison Parry-Jones

We were delighted to hear that Dr Alison Parry-Jones, who manages the Wales Cancer Bank, has been nominated for the Wales Women’s Awards.

The black-tie event will be held at the Exchange Hotel in Cardiff, on Wednesday April 3, when meritorious female role models will gather together to celebrate their achievements.

The Welsh Women’s Awards 2019 aim to acknowledge and celebrate the success of women entrepreneurs, business women, professionals, civil servants, women in uniform, charity workers and many more that contribute in making Wales a greater place to live in. The awards embody the continuing strength, grit and determination of women, honouring those who continue to thrive, excelling them at the forefront of their industries.

Dr Parry-Jones is one of the finalists in the Services to Medicine category. She will find out if she has won her category to grab an accolade at the event in April.

She said, "It is a great honour and very humbling to have been nominated in the Services to Medicine category and I hope that it will help, in some small way, to raise awareness of biobanking and its importance to medical research."

A Spokesperson for the Welsh Women’s Awards 2019 said: “These awards aim to celebrate the power and breadth of talent that every woman hides in herself and the hard work of female heroes that often remains unrecognised.

“We are very happy to see the huge engagement of the public who went behind our nomination process to vote for their favourite personalities that have followed their dreams and achieved their goals.

“We hope that these finalists will inspire other women to follow their steps and we can’t wait to welcome meritorious individuals in a memorable ceremony and celebrate the winners with them in an enjoyable event. We wish all the finalists the best of luck.”