Tasplan International Women’s Day Awards for Excellence 2021

Sarah Courtney,Minister for Women

Nominations are closing soon for the Tasplan International Women’s Day Awards for Excellence.

The Awards recognise outstanding contributions by women in the Tasmanian State Service, the community services industry and local government, including in the categories of:

* Tasmanian State Service: Inspirational Leader;

* Tasmanian State Service: Aspiring Leader;

* Community Services Industry: Inspirational Leader;

* Community Services Industry: Aspiring Leader;

* Local Government: Inspirational Leader (Elected Representative); and

* Local Government: Inspirational Leader (Officer).

I urge anyone who knows a woman who is making an outstanding contribution in these areas to nominate them so we can recognise and celebrate their service and achievements.

The Awards will be announced at an online event to be held on Thursday 4 March to celebrate International Women’s Day.

I am thrilled to advise that Ms Grace Tame, the 2021 Australian of the Year and proud Tasmanian, will be delivering the keynote address.

Grace has demonstrated extraordinary courage by using her voice to push for legal reform and raise public awareness about the impacts of sexual violence, as well as being an advocate for all vulnerable groups in our community.

The Tasplan International Women’s Day Awards for Excellence are a collaboration between the Tasmanian State Service; Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT); the Tasmanian Council of Social Service (TasCOSS) and Local Government Professionals Australia Tasmania.

International Women’s Day (Monday, 8 March 2021) is a day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme – #ChooseToChallenge – inspires all of us to challenge and call out gender bias and inequity, seek out and celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.

Nominations close 12 noon, this Friday 19 February 2021 and can be made at www.tascoss.org.au/tasplan-iwd-awards-for-excellence-2021.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at https://tascoss.org.au/events/tasplan-iwd-awards-virtual-event-2021/

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