Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Local One to Watch Award Finalist

Alister Henskens SC MP presenting a certificate to Emily

Photo credit: Salty Dingo


Ku-ring-gai’s local Emily Bartrop has been named as a finalist in the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC MP said this is fantastic recognition for the work Emily has done in our community. “It is young women like Emily who make Ku-ring-gai so unique,” Mr Henskens said.

Emily Bartrop, 12, has raised $10,500 in total for HeartKids, a not-for-profit that supports people impacted by childhood heart disease.

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the 31 remarkable women and girls named as finalists are making a significant impact across the board, from science to education, health, industry, culture and community.

“I’m always inspired by the calibre of women nominated for these awards and the outstanding contributions they are making in their communities across the State,” Mrs Taylor said. “Despite all of the challenges COVID-19 has thrown our way there were more than 300 nominations, showcasing incredible women from all walks of life who are championing positive change.”

“These finalists are an inspiration to us all and it’s wonderful to see them getting the acknowledgment they deserve.”

There are seven award categories in the 2022 program, including the Premier’s Award for NSW Woman of the Year which is selected from the winners of all the categories.

Winners will be announced on 9 March, at the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards at the International Convention Centre Sydney and livestreamed online.

The awards are part of NSW Women’s Week from Monday, 7 March to Sunday, 13 March. To read more about the awards and finalists, visit: