Recognising amazing women in our region

The search is on for the most outstanding and influential women in NSW, with nominations now open for the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders is calling for nominations to recognise the significant contributions women make to communities in our region.

“We all know a woman who is the first to roll up her sleeves to help others, has demonstrated incredible potential or has made lasting change in her chosen field,” Mr Saunders said.

“Let’s not keep their achievements a secret, I urge everyone to put forward the inspirational woman in their life for an award.”

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the annual awards play an important role in recognising inspirational women from diverse backgrounds.

“These awards are all about celebrating women who are standing up and standing out in their communities and setting a wonderful example for everyone around them,” Mrs Taylor said.

Categories include the Woman of Excellence, Aboriginal Woman of the Year, Aware Super NSW Community Hero of the Year, Young Woman of the Year and Regional Woman of the Year.

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.

“It’s really no surprise that so many amazing, inspirational and hard-working women from our region were recognised last year,” Mr Saunders said.

“I’m inspired everyday by the remarkable women in my life. If you are too, then please nominate!” Nominations close on Friday 17 September 2021 and can be submitted here: https://facs.smartygrants.com.au/WOTYA2022

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