Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders has announced Narromine local Jane Kemp has been named as a finalist in the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
“Jane is a finalist for the Cancer Institute NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year Award, which is fantastic recognition for the work she has done in our community,” Mr Saunders said.
“A Mandandanji woman who is dedicated to progressing reconciliation, Jane supports Aboriginal people as Executive Leader for Aboriginal Strategic Development at CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes.
“Jane has also mentored many young mums and Aboriginal men, empowering them to make a difference in their communities. It’s leaders like Jane who make our region such a wonderful place to call home.”
Miss Kemp is one of 31 finalists across seven categories, and said her nomination was “exciting” and “a bit daunting”.
The winners will be announced on 9 March at the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards at the International Convention Centre Sydney, and livestreamed online.
“It’s a privilege,” Miss Kemp said.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting some of these inspirational women we have in NSW and hearing their stories.
“You can always learn, so it will be a good opportunity to learn more about what’s happening in other communities, what the other women are passionate about and how we’re empowering each other.”
The Premier’s Award for NSW Woman of the Year which is selected from the winners of all the categories.
To read more about the awards and finalists, visit: www.women.nsw.gov.au