Terrigal resident Claire Braund has been recognised as the Terrigal electorate’s 2021 Woman of the Year at this morning’s NSW Women of the Year Awards, held at the International Convention Centre Sydney.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Claire Braund is a businesswoman, social entrepreneur and community leader that advocates for more women in leadership positions.
“Claire co-founded Women on Boards Australia in 2006, an organisation which supports women being appointed to a range of leadership positions,” Mr Crouch said.
“Many hours of Claire’s time are also dedicated to volunteer causes, including as the current Vice President of the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music.
“She is also a highly respected speaker on gender balance and related business issues. Claire is a formidable force to be reckoned with and I can’t think of anyone more deserving of this Award.
“The Central Coast community is stronger and better thanks to Claire’s years of work, and I congratulate her on this well-deserved honour.”
The Local Woman of the Year Award recognises and celebrates the support that women give to their local communities.
Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor congratulated the State’s Local Woman of the Year Award recipients.
“These women are the backbone of their communities, volunteering their time and energy to make a positive difference,” she said.
“I would like to acknowledge their significant efforts to support their local communities and thank them for all the work they do.”
The Local Woman of the Year Awards are a way the NSW Government celebrates the achievements of women as part of NSW Women’s Week, which runs from 8 to 14 March 2021.