Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Outstanding Ku-ring-gai Women

Graphic of three women with words "women of the year awards"

The search is on for the most outstanding and influential women in NSW, with nominations now open for the 2022 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

Alister Henskens SC MP is calling for nominations to recognise the significant contributions women of Ku-ring-gai make to their community.

“We all know a woman who is the first to roll up her sleeves to help others, has demonstrated incredible potential or has made lasting change in her chosen field,” Mr Henskens said. 

“I urge everyone to put forward the inspirational woman in their life.” 

Minister for Women, Bronnie Taylor said the annual awards play an important role in recognising inspirational women from diverse backgrounds. 

“These awards are all about celebrating women who are standing up and standing out in their communities and setting a wonderful example for everyone around them,” Mrs Taylor said.

Categories include the Woman of Excellence, Aboriginal Woman of the Year, Aware Super NSW Community Hero of the Year, Young Woman of the Year and Regional Woman of the Year.

NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, was named 2021 NSW Woman of Excellence and 2021 NSW Woman of the Year. She highlighted the continuing dedication of her peers during the pandemic.

“I am inspired by the female colleagues I work alongside every day as part of our COVID-19 response. I am surrounded by incredible intelligence, commitment, skill, compassion and determination,” Dr Chant said.

“I encourage all women to believe in themselves and their capacity to contribute.”

The 2021 program saw a record number of nominations as women stepped up in the face of drought, fire, flood and a global pandemic. 

Nominations close on Monday 27 September 2021. Find out more or make a nomination.