Western Sydney University has announced that nominations for the 2020 Women of the West Awards are now open and invites members of the community to nominate outstanding women they know who are contributing to the region of Western Sydney. The Awards showcase the inspirational leadership, diversity and strength of women in Western Sydney in the categories of Woman of the West (Business), Woman of the West (Community) and Young Woman of the West (18-30 years).
“The Women of the West Awards, an initiative of Western Sydney University, recognise and celebrate the talented and diverse women of our region,” said Professor Kirkpatrick.
“Past recipients have included leaders in research, business and community work, who have dedicated their time to enriching Western Sydney and inspiring those around them.”
Matilda Harry, a Western Sydney University student and proud Wiradjuri woman, said winning the 2019 Young Woman of the West award was an empowering experience.
“It was an absolute honour to receive the Young Woman of the West Award for 2019; it meant so much to me, my family and my community. This award recognised endless hours of volunteering, advocacy and leadership within the Western Sydney community,” said Matilda.
“This achievement further allowed me to shine a light and acknowledge the strong, passionate women who have and continue to support me through my ventures and journeys. Since achieving this award, I feel that I have gained a greater platform to advocate for my people and to network for the future.”
Nominations close: 1 November 2019.