Pennie Kearney announced as Maitland's Woman of the Year

Congratulations to Pennie Kearney who was last night announced as Maitland's Woman of the Year as part of the 2016 International Women's Day celebrations.

The Local Woman of the Year award celebreates the remarkables and inspiring women who make a signicant contribution to the local community.

Everyday women of all ages across Maitland make immense and valuable contributions to their community, and these annual awards are an opportunity to publically acknowledge and celebrate these inspirational women.

Pennie joined The Mai-Wel Group in 1997 to coordinate the specialist employment division, now Mai-Wel LabourForce Solutions, she then accepted the role of CEO in 2000.

Consistent leadership, emphasis on business and community engagement has driven Mai-Wel to become a premium disability service provider in the Hunter region.

Astute planning and best practice business systems are the basis from which Pennie has built a robust and vibrant not-for-profit organisation. The recent industry changes associated with the NDIS has sparked a renewed passion and specific focus on excellence in service delivery.

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