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Less than two weeks left to nominate an ‘Inspiring’ Regional Woman for the WA Halls of Fame 2019

Throughout our State’s history some extraordinary Western Australian women have left their mark, in our cities and throughout the regions. Women who have forged forward to create new settlements, strong communities, become pioneers of industry and business innovators.

It was not an easy path for our forebearers, but their courage; resilience, resourcefulness and integrity, is what helped build this great State.

In celebration of these women, the WA Women’s Hall of Fame was launched in 2011. Eight years later, this annual event has seen 183 ‘inspiring’ women acknowledged for their achievements and the difference they have made to the lives of fellow Western Australian’s.

The WA Women’s Hall of Fame provides the opportunity for women from all walks of life to be recognised for their achievements.

It could be a relative, a colleague, a friend, or a neighbour. Simply a woman who they think has made a difference in their community and in doing so has also mentored other young women and made a difference to the lives of other Western Australian’s.

The Committee encourage everyone to think about nominating some-one and are hoping to receive more nominations for women from regional WA, who are often underrepresented in the nomination process.

Annette Howard a Piggery Farmer and Industry Leader from Wannamal was inducted in 2012 has said, “So many regional women through sheer determination and hard work are doing amazing things in their communities.  Their stories and contribution are so important to our rural communities with demonstrations of unselfishness, inspiration and connections, that they all deserve recognition”.

This year’s inductees will be selected from one of eight categories and announced at a special ceremony, Thursday 7 March 2019, in the presence of The Hon. Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, in Government House Ballroom.

The WA Women’s Hall of Fame is supported by ISHAR Multicultural Women’s Health Centre and sponsored by Lotterywest, and the Department of Communities.

DATES: Nominations accepted until 5.pm, Wednesday 7 February 2019

NOMINATION PROCESS: It’s easy to nominate, and will take no more than 15minutes online  www.wawomenshalloffame.com.au

CATEGORIES: Community, Business, Health, Education, The Arts, Culture, STEM and Sport

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