A SHOPPING centre is calling for residents to nominate inspirational women ahead of International Women’s Day.

Braintree Village is marking the day by celebrating one woman’s achievements and giving them a special day out at the retail outlet.

The lucky winner will receive a £50 gift card and lunch for two.

Centre manager Josef O’Sullivan said: “We are looking to celebrate the inspirational women in our community, celebrating their work with a special day out at Braintree Village.

“From those working within the community through charitable organisations, to inspirational female entrepreneurs working to inspire others, we can’t wait to recognise the incredible women in our region.”

International Women’s Day is a global event, celebrating women’s achievements.

This year’s theme is calling for action on gender equality.

To nominate someone, submit their name, address and 150 words saying why they should win.

Nominations close on March 8 and should be send to braintreecompetition@grayling.com.