25 September 2023

Awards to recognise women’s achievements

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The 2019 ACT Women’s Awards, recognising women who have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of other women and girls, are now open for nominations.

Launching the awards, Minister for Women, Yvette Berry said they were a way of saying thank you for the excellent work women do across Canberra.

“The awards provide an opportunity to honour and acknowledge those Canberra women who are going beyond the norm, doing extraordinary things, with often minimal acknowledgement, to make things better for others in our community,” Ms Berry said.

The awards are in three categories: ACT Woman of the Year; ACT Senior Woman of the Year (60 years and over) and ACT Young Woman of the Year (16-to-25 years).

“Winners and runners up will be announced as part of International Women’s Day celebrations in March 2019,” Ms Berry said.

“Winners will be automatically included in the ACT Women’s Honour Roll and will have the option of being entered for consideration for the Australian of the Year Awards.”

She noted that the 2018 Woman of the Year, Ashleigh Streeter-Jones (pictured) was part of Jasiri Australia, a social enterprise specialising in inspirational products, grassroots programs and self-defence which involved 2,400 women nationally.

“The 2018 Senior Woman of the Year, Cathi Moore contributes to leadership positions in key community service organisations and Government boards amongst other achievements, and the 2018 Young Woman of the Year, Caitlin Figueiredo is an international champion for gender equality and an Ambassador for the Alannah and Madeline Foundation,” Ms Berry said.

Nominations close on 31 January, 2019 and can be made on the Community Services website at this PS News link.

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