Nominate inspiring Women for the Women of the West Awards

the 2018 Woman of the West (Community) winner Martha Jabour and Western Sydney University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Denise Kirkpatrick

It’s that time of the year when Western Sydney prepares to celebrate the outstanding contributions women make to the region in the annual Women of the West Awards.

Western Sydney University is calling for nominations that acknowledge extraordinary women who have gone beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of people in Greater Western Sydney.

Award categories include Woman of The West (Community), Woman of The West (Business), and Young Woman of the West.  The awards showcase the inspirational leadership, diversity and strength of women in our area.

After the submission period, nominated women will be invited to explain their contributions through a short written or video application.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Denise Kirkpatrick says the awards provide the chance for Western Sydney University to recognise the commitment and service of women to the Greater Western Sydney region.

“Since the awards were established in 2005, the University has come to know and celebrate many inspiring women – all of whom are making their mark on the region in their own unique way,” Professor Kirkpatrick said.

The winners will be announced at a special event on International Women’s Day on 8 March 2019. The winner of each category will also receive a grant of $1,000 to further develop their leadership and advocacy work in their local community.

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Nominations close on 9 November 2018.


17 September 2018

Jessica Cortis, Media Officer