Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today said the search has begun for outstanding Penrith women to be recognised, with the nominations for the fourth annual 2015 NSW Women of the Year awards now open at www.women.nsw.gov.au.
Stuart Ayres said he is calling on the Penrith community to nominate brilliant women from all walks of life who deserve recognition for their outstanding achievements.
“Every NSW community is made up of women who stand out with their remarkably inspiring success stories,” Stuart Ayres said.
“The Women of the Year Awards are a chance for the NSW Government and the community to officially recognise the phenomenal contribution they make.”
Stuart Ayres said four categories are open for nominations to recognise the significant achievements of women.
“Nominations are open for the prestigious NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year, A.H. Beard’s Community Hero Award, Rex’s Regional Woman of the Year and Harvey Norman’s Young Woman of the Year Award, which all celebrate the excellent achievements of women from across NSW.”
Winners will join an honour-roll of inspirational alumni, including mining engineer and burns survivor Turia Pitt, leading scientist Dr Cathy Foley and migrant communities advocate Faten el Dana.
Stuart Ayres said now is the time to nominate an impressive woman you know.
“Don’t miss out on acknowledging a remarkable woman from our community. Entries close 11pm 18th December – so start nominating!”
The award ceremony will be held at Parliament House in March to celebrate International Women’s Day. Nominations can be made at www.women.nsw.gov.au