A business savvy woman from Leeds has made it her mission to inspire ambitious youngsters across the city.
At the age of four, Codie Pearce was already selling her neighbour’s home-made buns and by the age of 13 had set up her own E-bay account which made £1,000 in the first month.
I felt very proud to be part of the event and it was amazing to meet such inspirational women.Codie Pearce
Codie secured a place on the Morrisons Sponsored Degree Programme where she excelled and became a valuable asset to their team.
And her commitment was rewarded at the Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards in 2014 when she won Young Achiever of the Year.
Codie said: “I felt very proud to be part of the event and it was amazing to meet such inspirational women, I would highly encourage others to attend such a wonderful event.
“I couldn’t believe I won the award and I am extremely grateful.”
This year’s awards, which are backed by the Yorkshire Evening Post, will be held at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, on Friday, May 15.
The event hopes to raise £40,000 for the Sue Ryder Wheatfield’s Hospice.
Georgina Abbott, senior hospice fundraiser at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, said: “The awards are an excellent way to recognise a diverse range of incredibly inspiring and heroic actions of the women in Yorkshire’s community.
“This year, we are delighted to introduce our Community Impact award, celebrating those who have dedicated their time towards fundraising for local cause or tackle social challenges in their area.”
Nominate your inspirational women by April 29.
Contact 0113 2033 338 for more details or visit www.sueryder.org/YWOA.