Do you know a passionate, dedicated, or inspiring woman who deserves recognition for their contribution to Blacktown City?
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Blacktown City Woman of the Year Award.
The Woman of the Year Award recognises the outstanding achievement of women within the local community through voluntary or paid work.
The Award forms part of Blacktown City’s annual celebrations for International Women’s Day on 8 March.
International Women’s Day is a global event which commemorates the achievements of women and highlights women’s equality worldwide.
The theme for International Women’s Day in 2021 is ‘Choose to Challenge‘.
Mayor of Blacktown City, Tony Bleasdale OAM, encouraged Blacktown City residents to recognise the strong, dedicated, and passionate women in the local community via a nomination to the Award.
“International Women’s Day is celebrated each year to inspire women to achieve their full potential and to highlight women’s equality, and inequality, worldwide,” Mayor Bleasdale said.
“We adopt this annual event as an opportunity to also spotlight the achievements of many of our community-spirited women in Blacktown City.”
The Award is open to women aged 16 years and over who currently live or work in the Blacktown City local government area.
Nominations can be made for a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to their local community, inspired others to contribute to their local community, risen above adversity to reach their goals, consistently demonstrated exceptional and progressive leadership, mentored and inspired other women, or demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity.
Council’s Women’s Advisory Committee, including members of the community and Council, will consider nominations and select the 2021 Blacktown City Woman of the Year.