Thirty of the state’s most inspirational and influential women have been named as finalists in the NSW Women of the Year Awards after a year like no other.
NSW Nationals Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the tenth anniversary of the awards had seen an increase in nominations, reflecting so many outstanding contributions.
“These finalists are an inspiration to others, each one is leading the charge and showing others what it takes to make a difference and help build a safer and stronger NSW,” Mrs Taylor said
“Women were among the hardest hit by fire, flood, drought and COVID-19, yet so many stepped up and gave their all to benefit their communities.”
Last year’s Rex Airlines Regional Woman of the Year Krystaal Hinds was recognised for more than 20 years of service to the Gunning Fish River Rural Fire Brigade.
“These awards offer amazing opportunities for inspiring women to connect and gain a sense of belonging,” Ms Hinds said.
“It encourages you to keep aiming for bigger and better things.
“I want to see women set goals, tread boldly, be kind and celebrate the wins – but don’t be afraid to ask for help.”
There are seven award categories in the 2021 program, including the new ‘NSW Woman of Excellence’ which highlights women who affected lasting change in her field.
Winners will be announced on March 10 during NSW Women’s Week, at an awards ceremony at Sydney’s International Convention Centre.
Find out more about the Awards and finalists: women.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/women-of-the-year