Yvette Wilson has been named as the Terrigal electorate’s Woman of the Year at this morning’s 2020 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 Ms Wilson and her husband Ryan are the masterminds behind Free Trade Day.
“To help families struggling to make ends meet and the elderly living in dangerous homes that need essential maintenance, Yvette and Ryan founded the Free Trade Day initiative in 2017,” Mr Crouch said.
“This initiative helps match tradespeople and suppliers to those in need of home repairs or maintenance.
“Free Trade Day is so successful that it has expanded from the Central Coast to new locations in Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and the ACT.
“I am heartened by Yvette’s tireless work giving back to the less fortunate and for creating such a fantastic initiative.”
Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor congratulated all NSW Local Women of the Year, thanking them for their contribution to the wider community.
“Many of these women are well known but a lot of them are quiet achievers who tirelessly get on with making a difference,” Mrs Taylor said.
“I applaud their achievements and encourage them to continue inspiring people across NSW.”
The NSW Women of the Year Awards are an annual event which celebrate the achievements of a diverse range of women.
More than 65 women were named on the NSW Local Women of the Year Honour Roll for their exceptional work.