The search is on to find the most outstanding and influential women in NSW, with nominations now open for the 2023 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the annual awards play an important role in recognising inspirational women from diverse backgrounds across not only the Dubbo electorate, but the state.
“These awards are a wonderful opportunity to honour the women and girls who are making a real difference to our community,” Mr Saunders said.
Nominations are open for the following six categories:
- Woman of Excellence
- Aboriginal Woman of the Year
- Community Hero of the Year
- Young Woman of the Year
- Regional Woman of the Year
- One to Watch
Warren’s Grace Brennan was named 2021 Regional Woman of the Year, while Dubbo’s Molly Croft claimed the 2021 One to Watch Award. They were joined at the award ceremony by Local Woman of the Year Joy Harrison, Community Hero finalist Joh Leader and Regional Woman of the Year finalists Lucy Samuels and Lucy Taylor.
In 2022, Narromine local Jane Kemp was a finalist in the Aboriginal Woman of the Year category.
“It’s really no surprise that so many amazing, inspirational and hard-working women from our region have been recognised by these awards,” Mr Saunders said.
“I’m inspired everyday by the remarkable women in my life. If you are too, then please nominate!”
The winners will be announced at the NSW Women of the Year Awards ceremony on 9 March 2023 as part of NSW Women’s Week.
Nominations close Friday, 30 September. To nominate an extraordinary woman or girl in your community, visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/women-nsw/awards-and-events/nsw-women-of-year-awards