Community encouraged to celebrate extraordinary women

There’s still time to nominate an extraordinary woman for the Women in Community Life Awards, which recognise inspirational achievements by women who live and work in Greater Geelong.

The nomination period has been extended to 11:59pm on Thursday 14 January 2021, with the annual awards to be presented as part of the City’s International Women’s Day celebrations on Friday 5 March 2021.

The following three categories are open for nominations:

  • First Nations Woman;
  • Disability Rights; and
  • Women in Community Life – General Awards.

The nomination form includes a section to identify the areas where the nominee is demonstrating qualities and strengths, such as:

  • Human rights and gender equality;
  • Leadership in sports;
  • Women’s health;
  • Mentorship; and
  • Arts and culture.

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

The awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise women who are kicking goals for the community.

It could be a special woman in your family, workplace or community group who is a leader, makes Greater Geelong a better place to live or challenges the status quo of gender equity and human rights.

Councillor Belinda Moloney

It’s important to acknowledge the achievements of inspirational women.

The pandemic has been a challenging time for women but we’ve also seen them stand up and care for the Greater Geelong community.

Sharing the accomplishments and stories of female role models in our region may inspire other women and girls in their own lives.”

Women in Community Life Award recipients for 2020 include disability advocate Simone Stevens, Gender equality in STEM advocate Dr Ellen Moon, First Nations woman Marsha Uppill, Sian Pritchard for leadership development of women in health and Emily Sutcliff for leadership in sport.

Nominations will be assessed by a selection panel.

For more information about award categories, including eligibility and selection criteria see the awards page.

If you have a question about the awards or nomination process, contact the City’s Gender Equity Officer Julie Spec on 5272 5053 or email [email protected]

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