Nominations have opened for the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards, which celebrate the achievements of women from all walks of life.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the search is on for the Central Coast’s most inspirational and influential female leaders.
“In previous years, women from the Central Coast like entrepreneur Suzy Miller, nurse Steph Forster, philanthropist Yvonne Crestani, firefighter Tanya Deger, psychologist Nada Potter, founder of Free Trade Day Yvette Wilson and businesswoman Claire Braund have been recognised for their hard work and selfless service,” Mr Crouch said.
“There are just two weeks for people to make nominations for the 2022 awards and I encourage everyone to consider who they might put forward for consideration.”
Categories of awards include Woman of the Year, Woman of Excellence, Aboriginal Woman of the Year, Aware Super NSW Community Hero of the Year, Young Woman of the Year and Regional Woman of the Year.
Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant was named as the 2021 Woman of Excellence and also as the 2021 Woman of the Year.
“I am inspired by the female colleagues I work alongside every day as part of our COVID-19 response. I am surrounded by incredible intelligence, commitment, skill, compassion and determination,” Dr Chant said.
“I encourage all women to believe in themselves and their capacity to contribute.”
The 2021 NSW Women of the Year Awards saw a record number of nominations as women across the State stepped up in the face of drought, fire, flood and COVID-19.
Nominations for the 2022 awards close on Friday, 17 September and can be made at: https://facs.smartygrants.com.au/WOTYA2022Winners.