More photos from the 2012 Women of the West Awards

VC address

UWS Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janice Reid, welcomes nominees and guests to the 2012 Women of the West Awards.

Deborah Wallace

Detective Superintendent Deborah Wallace, Commander of the Middle Eastern Organised Crime Squad, shares her experiences as a 'woman of the west'.

Lea Hicks on stage

Lea Hicks, co-owner and General Manager of the Hix Group Pty Ltd, accepts the 'Woman of the West Award' for 2012.

Christa in audience

Christa Anthony, founder of Studio Dance NSW, awaits the announcement of the 'Young Women of the West' award.

Christa on stage

Christa Anthony accepts the 'Young Woman of the West Award' for 2012.


An audience of nominees, colleagues, family and friends watch the 2012 Women of the West Awards.

Chandrika Subramaniyan accepts her 'Commended' award.

Chandrika Subramaniyan, Success Lawyers and Barristers, accepts her 'Commended' award.

Awhina on stage

The Hon. Faye Lo Po announces mna Karra-Hassan, co-founder of the Auburn Tigers Women's AFL team, as the recipient of a 'Highly Commended' award.

Awhina Waapu

Awhina Waapu, founder of Te Kete Kahurangi, accepts a 'Highly Commended' award.

Te Kete Kahurangi

Members of Te Kete Kahurangi celebrate Awhina Waapu's award with a traditional Maori dance.


Photos: Sally Tsoutas