Nominations for the 2021 NSW Women of the Year Awards are now open.
There are seven categories this year, including two new categories. The award categories are the Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year, NSW Woman of Excellence, NSW Community Hero, NSW Young Woman of the Year, NSW Regional Woman of the Year, NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year and the NSW One to Watch Award.
The NSW Woman of Excellence and the NSW One To Watch Award are the two new categories. The NSW Woman of Excellence is designed to celebrate role models who have excelled in their chosen field and the NSW One To Watch Award is designed to celebrate girls and young women from the ages of seven to seventeen who demonstrate courage, strength, determination and kindness to help and support those around them.
Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the new ‘One to Watch’ honour had been created to recognise the rising stars of New South Wales. “This category is about celebrating a group of girls from seven to seventeen who are emerging as future leaders through their acts of kindness, strength and determination,” she said.
Mrs Taylor said the annual awards play an important role in recognising inspirational women from diverse backgrounds across the state. “This is a fantastic way of highlighting the achievements of these empowered women and encouraging them to continue to be role models in the eyes of their peers.”
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the awards celebrate women from all walks of life. “Our communities are full of women and young people who constantly go above and beyond for others, this is the chance to celebrate them,” Ms Cooke said.
“If you know someone who should be recognised, I urge you to nominate them.” Nominations for the awards close at 11.59pm on Friday the 11th of September. For more information, visit: www.women.nsw.gov.au
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