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2023 NSW Women Of The Year Awards Now Open

Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith is calling on the Penrith community to put forward a nomination for outstanding and influential women in NSW, with nominations now open for the 2023 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

Stuart Ayres said the annual awards play an important role in recognising inspirational women from diverse backgrounds across not only Penrith, but the state.

“These awards are a wonderful opportunity to honour the women and girls who are making a real difference to our community,” Stuart Ayres said.

Previous recipients of NSW Women of the Year Awards from the Penrith area include Lana Borg and Gina Field while winners of Local Women of the Year Awards have included women from varying backgrounds including Olympians, business women and medical professionals.  The Local Woman of the Year Awards will open for nominations later this year.

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said when we recognise the outstanding contributions women and girls make to society, we empower and inspire them to continue creating positive and lasting changes.

“We all have a responsibility to be loud and proud of women’s achievements and to celebrate their determination, bravery, skill and passion,” Mrs Taylor 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

The ‘One to Watch’ category is in its third year. This award recognises girls aged seven to 17, who have supported others through acts of courage, strength, determination and kindness.

“The One to Watch award is our way of giving a huge shout out to rising young super stars who are showing strength and resilience,” Mrs Taylor said.

Pharmacist and founder of PharmOnline, an online telehealth service that connects people with experienced pharmacists, Anna Barwick, was named 2022 NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year and Minerals Council Regional Woman of the Year.

Ms Barwick applauded the hard work and continued dedication of her peers to improving the lives of their loved ones and communities.

“All women contribute to their family, workplaces and communities in so many ways – this is the time to recognise them,” Ms Barwick said.

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.

To nominate an extraordinary woman or girl in your community, visit: Nominations close Friday, 30 September


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