Women of the West Awards

The Western Sydney University Women of the West Awards honour women in Greater Western Sydney and formally recognise their contributions to the development of the region.

The Awards showcase the diversity and strength of women in Greater Western Sydney.

Congratulations to 2018 Women of the West

On 8 March 2018, extraordinary women who from across Greater Western Sydney were acknowledged in Western Sydney University's Women of the West Awards.

Nominees came from a variety of backgrounds including education, health services, local industry, volunteering, environmental groups, government and non-government organisations.

Read about the 2018 winners on the News Centre.

Award Criteria

Each year members of the Greater Western Sydney community are invited to nominate women who:

  • live and/or work in Greater Western Sydney
  • demonstrate leadership
  • contribute to improving the lives of people in Greater Western Sydney
  • demonstrate achievements or outcomes above and beyond their occupational roles

The above criteria apply for all categories.

For the purposes of the awards, Western Sydney is taken to include the following 14 local government areas:  Hawkesbury; Baulkham Hills; Blue Mountains; Blacktown; Parramatta; Auburn; Holroyd; Penrith; Fairfield; Canterbury-Bankstown; Liverpool; Camden; Campbelltown; Wollondilly.

Women holding senior state or federal government roles are ineligible to be nominated.  Women who are currently employed by Western Sydney University are ineligible to be nominated.  University students can be nominated, however their contributions to greater Western Sydney must include service outside the University, and within the region.

2019 Women of the West Nominations

Nominations for Women of the West Awards will open in October 2018.  After the nomination period, nominated women will be invited explain their contributions through a short written or video application.

Winners will be publicly announced at the Western Sydney University International Women’s Day celebration in March 2019.

For more information, please feel free to contact womenofthewest@westernsydney.edu.au.