Northampton powerlifter named town’s most inspirational woman

Faye Jordan accepting her Inspirational Woman Award 2015.  L-R councillor Anna King, BBC Radio Northampton's John Griff, Fay Jordan and fellow judge Jane Carr
Faye Jordan accepting her Inspirational Woman Award 2015. L-R councillor Anna King, BBC Radio Northampton's John Griff, Fay Jordan and fellow judge Jane Carr

A powerlifter from Northampton who overcame meningitis and cancer has been named as the town’s most inspirational woman.

Businesswoman Faye Jordan was chosen out of over 100 amazing women nominated for the award, which celebrates Northampton’s unsung heroines.

Faye is a force to be reckoned with and deserves this award.

Anna King, judge

Her citation says she was chosen for giving people confidence to achieve their goals through sport.

She has overcome many obstacles including cancer and meningitis, which, the citation says, has had a “devastating affect on her physically”.

Faye then went on to represent England at national level in powerlifting and even competed in the Britain’s Strongest Woman Competition. She has also inspired countless others to overcome adversity and face challenges.

One of the many people who nominated her for the award said “She is without doubt the most inspirational person I’ve ever met”.

Councillor Anna King, co-chair of Northampton Women’s Forum and one of the award judges, said: “Over 100 women were nominated this year; a record number.

“All of the six women shortlisted for the award deserve recognition. It was tough for the judges to decide on a winner, but Faye is a force to be reckoned with and deserves this award.

“Her determination and strength are an inspiration to us all. She has achieved so much against all the odds. That she can have done this and still find the time and energy to help and inspire others is really quite something.”