Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott today called on the Hills community to recognise the important role and achievements of women by nominating them for an award in the 2014 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
“The Women of the Year Awards are a fantastic opportunity for the Hills community to get behind the inspirational women in our lives and nominate them for an award,” Mr Elliott said.
“There are plenty of special women in our community who all deserve recognition, and these awards are a perfect opportunity to do just that.
“For the first time, the NSW Government has added an award to recognise the achievements of young women in our community. This will add to the existing awards; the NSW Premier’s Award and the Community Hero Award,” Mr Elliott said.
Awards will be presented in three categories this year:
- The NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year – a woman who has demonstrated excellence in her career, field or passion; or an inspirational role model for women in NSW; or a significant achiever in a traditionally male-dominated field.
- A.H. Beard’s Community Hero Award – a local hero and/or volunteer; or a quiet achiever who has made an outstanding contribution to her
- Harvey Norman’s Young Woman of the Year Award – a young woman aged 18 to 30 who has demonstrated excellence in her career, field or passion, particularly in a male-dominated field; or has made a significant contribution to her community.
Nominations can be made at www.women.nsw.gov.au and close on Thursday 9 January 2014 at 11.00pm.
Winners will be announced at a reception hosted by the NSW Premier on Friday 7 March 2014 at Parliament House, on the eve of International Women’s Day.