Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP has today announced that the search is on for the most outstanding and influential women in NSW, with nominations now open for the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Mr Ward is calling for nominations to recognise the significant contributions women across the Kiama electorate make to our local towns and villages.
“We all know a woman who is the first to roll up her sleeves to help others, has demonstrated incredible potential or has made lasting change in her field,” he said.
“We want to highlight and celebrate their amazing achievements and I urge everyone to put forward the inspirational woman in their life for an award.
“These awards are all about celebrating women who are standing up and standing out in their communities and setting a wonderful example for everyone around them.
“Categories include the Woman of Excellence, Aboriginal Woman of the Year, Aware Super NSW Community Hero of the Year, Young Woman of the Year and Regional Woman of the Year,” Mr Ward said.
NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, was named 2021 NSW Woman of Excellence and 2021 NSW Woman of the Year. She highlighted the continuing dedication of her peers during the pandemic.
“I am inspired by the female colleagues I work alongside every day as part of our COVID-19 response. I am surrounded by incredible intelligence, commitment, skill, compassion and determination,” Dr Chant said.
“I encourage all women to believe in themselves and their capacity to contribute.”
The 2021 program saw a record number of nominations as women stepped up in the face of drought, fire, flood and a global pandemic.
Nominations close at 11:59pm on Monday 27th September 2021 and can be submitted here: https://facs.smartygrants.com.au/WOTYA2022.