Nominations are now open for the 2014 NSW Women of the Year Awards. This is a fantastic way for our communities to recognise the inspirational women in our lives and nominate them for an award. These Awards showcase women who have made outstanding contributions to the community and have paved the way for women in NSW, particularly the younger generation.
Awards will be presented in three categories:
The NSW Premier’s Award for Woman of the Year – a woman who has demonstrated excellence in her career, field or passion; or an inspirational role model for women in NSW; or a significant achiever in a traditionally male-dominated field
A.H. Beard’s Community Hero Award – local heroes and/or volunteers; or a quiet achiever who has made an outstanding contribution to her local community
Harvey Norman’s Young Woman of the Year Award – a young woman aged 18 to 30 who has demonstrated excellence in her career, field or passion, particularly in a male-dominated field; or has made a significant contribution to her community.
This is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding contributions and achievements of the inspirational women in your life. Nominate someone today who you think deserves to be recognised and please share this information with your networks. Follow Women NSW Facebook Page here
The Peter Westblade Scholarship Incorporated has been set up to honour the late Peter Westblade, who passed away in 2008. Peter was a true visionary of the sheep industry, epitomising compassion and devotion to a cause. Peter was passionate about breeding profitable sheep, a strong supporter of young people interested in agriculture and had a balanced approach to all things. His legacy lives strongly amongst those who had the fortune to know such a great person.
The Peter Westblade Scholarship has been developed in conjunction with the Peter Westblade Memorial Merino Challenge (PWMMC) which has been developed to assist Merino breeding operations make more informed decisions on their Merino genetics. The PWMMC has been deliberately designed to show the entrants in the Challenge and the wider sheep industry the genetic opportunities that exist for them to be more financially sustainable into the future.
The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) hopes to have a positive impact on local lives when it co-sponsors a mental health awareness dinner in Cowra on Friday 06 December. John Harper, will expand on hisMate Helping Mateprogram with a talk about how simple acts of reaching out to friends and family can have a positive impact on their lives. At a charge of $15 per person, organisers have kept costs down and those attending will receive free copies of John Harper’s Mate Helping Mate CD. Locals from town and country, including high school students and parents, are encouraged to attend the event at the church hall in Darling Avenue, opposite Harry Chapman Park.] To register for the Reaching Out: Simple act, big impact dinner please contact Maureen Knight, 6342 2435, 0427 776 716 email@example.com Monday 02 December.
Help us to better understand the needs of women in rural and remote NSW communities by completing this short questionnaire. Responses close 3 January 2014. Rural Women's Network's new Rural Women Connect (RWConnect) initiative was established earlier this year to create a platform for rural and regional women to voice their needs and concerns to government An issue of concern to RWConnect is violence against women. We are keen to gather feedback from women living in rural and remote communities in NSW to help us better understand their needs in relation to services and support in this area. If you're a woman living in rural, regional and remote NSW we ask you to spend a few minutes completing this short questionnaire. Access to the survey will close Friday 3 January. White Ribbon Day is held annually on 25 November. It marks the start of 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women. Violence against women is a serious problem in Australia, where at least one woman is killed every week by a current or former partner. White Ribbon Day seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men’s violence against women, by engaging boys and men to lead social change. Men can support the campaign by becoming a White Ribbon Ambassador and taking the oath to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women. An oath can be taken at www.myoath.com.au Women can encourage the men in their lives to make a commitment to promote positive attitudes and behaviours towards women, as well as to intervene safely to prevent violence against women when needed. Everyone can show their support by wearing a white ribbon on 25 November. For more information about White Ribbon Day visit www.whiteribbonday.org.au For information on providing assistance to victims of domestic and family violence, and the NSW Government Domestic and Family Violence Reforms, please visit:http://www.women.nsw.gov.au/violence_prevention
Australia’s underestimated resource: women doing business globally
The University of Melbourne-WIGB research project and survey were a revelation in this rarely studied group of women contributing to Australia’s economic growth. The report from the first year is available for download here. The 2nd year survey The questionnaire will take just 20 min to complete and help us collect vital information on the challenges facing women in business. For more information please visit: https://fbeunimelb.asia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_41lTvaCoLzqtRhr