The Maitland community is encouraged to recognise an outstanding woman by nominating her for the 2017 NSW Women of the Year awards. Member for Maitland, Jenny Aitchison, said the awards celebrate the remarkable and inspiring women who make a significant contribution to the local community.
There are six state-wide award categories:
The Premier’s Award recognises NSW women who have excelled in their chosen career, field or passion. These women are exceptional achievers who have made a significant contribution to NSW and whose accomplishments make them a strong role model for other women.
The A.H. Beard Community Hero Award celebrates heroes and/or volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the community. These women are positive role models who inspire others to contribute to the community too.
Harvey Norman’s Young Woman of the Year Award celebrates women aged 18 to 30 years who have excelled in their career or made a significant contribution to their community.
Rex Airlines Regional Woman of the Year Award celebrates women from regional NSW who have made significant achievements in areas that are important to regional or rural communities.
NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year Award recognises Aboriginal women in NSW who have excelled in their chosen career, field or passion. These Aboriginal women are exceptional achievers who have promoted economic, cultural or social opportunities for Aboriginal people in NSW.
NSW Business Woman of the Year Award recognises excellence in business in NSW. These women provide outstanding leadership and inspiration for other women to succeed.
Entries close on 10 January 2017 and nominations can be made online at www.women.nsw.gov.au. The winners will be announced at a reception hosted by the NSW Premier on Wednesday, 8 March 2017.
Quotes attributable to Member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison
“Every day women of all ages across Maitland make immense and valuable contributions to their community and these annual awards are an opportunity to publicly acknowledge and celebrate these inspirational women.
“As I make my way across the electorate I am often inspired by the women I meet who go above and beyond to make a difference.
“These awards allow us to recognise those women who have excelled in their chosen field and displayed a significant level of leadership.”