Increasing women’s financial independence, more opportunities for regional and rural women and promoting careers for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are among the issues being tackled during the NSW Women’s Week.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch is encouraging the community to step up and get involved this NSW Women’s Week, with this year shaping up to be the biggest ever.
“This year’s theme is #BreakTheBias, and is all about empowering women to forge their own path,” Mr Crouch said.
“I encourage our community to get involved this NSW Women’s Week, and help celebrate some of the amazing women that call the Central Coast home.”
“In my own Electorate of Terrigal, I have had the honour of meeting 13 women who had been nominated by our community for Terrigal Local Women of the year.
“All incredible in their own right, I had the privilege of taking them out for afternoon tea to congratulate them all and to officially announce that our 2022 Terrigal Woman of the year is Rachel Hilditch.”
Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said this year’s theme is #BreakTheBias, with the focus on empowering women to forge their own path.
“The 2022 NSW Women’s Week is a celebration of women, both young and old. We have so many incredible women and girls who call NSW home, and this week we are putting their achievements in the spotlight,” Mrs Taylor said.
“This Women’s Week is also about empowering women and girls to make their own decisions, to move forward with confidence and know they can proactively create the future they want.”
The 2022 NSW Women’s Week is set to be the biggest ever, with events including the inaugural NSW Women’s Health Expo, the One to Watch Award, financial literacy workshop for young girls, and a networking event for rural and regional women.
In addition, there will be a number of events taking place across the State, with the NSW Government providing $100,000 to 24 organisations to host events during NSW Women’s Week.
NSW Women’s Week runs from Monday, 7 March to Sunday, 13 March. International Women’s Day is on 8 March and the NSW Women of the Year Awards are announced on 9 March.
For more information or to find out what is happening in your area this NSW Women’s Week, please visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/women-nsw/awards-and-events/womens-week.
Nominations for 2022 Terrigal Women of the Year
Dr Yantra de Vilder