NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
The Maitland community is encouraged to recognise an outstanding woman by nominating her for the 2018 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 seven state-wide award categories: NSW Premier’s Award for Women of the Year 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. 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. Community Hero Award celebrates heroes and 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 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 Business Woman of the Year Award recognises excellence in business in NSW. These women provide outstanding leadership and inspiration for other women to succeed. *New First State Super Lifetime Achievement Award, a new award in 2018, recognises an outstanding individual who has dedicated their life towards the advancement of women in NSW. Nominations close on 18 December 2017 and can be made at www.women.nsw.gov.au. Winners will be announced at the NSW Women of the Year Awards ceremony hosted by the NSW Minister for Women on International Women’s Day, Thursday 8 March 2018.