25 September 2023

Women’s awards open for honour

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

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

“They 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 three categories for nominations are: ACT Woman of the Year (all nominees automatically considered in this category): ACT Senior Woman of the Year (nominees 60 years and over at 8 March 2019); and ACT Young Woman of the Year (nominees 16-to- 25 years at 8 March 2019).

Ms Berry said winners and runners-up would be announced as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations in March 2019.

“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,” Ms Berry said.

She said previous recipients had made a difference to so many lives.

“Amongst other things, 2018 Woman of the Year, Ashleigh Streeter-Jones is part of Jasiri Australia which is a social enterprise, specialising in inspirational products, grassroots programs and self-defence with 2,400 women nationally involved,” the Minister said.

“The 2018 Senior Woman of the Year, Cathi Moore (pictured) contributes to leadership positions in key community service organisations and Government boards, 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.”

Nominations can be made on the Community Services Directorate website at this PS News link.

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