Women of the West Awards
Join us to celebrate International Women’s Day and presentation of the UWS Women of the West Awards for 2013
The University of Western Sydney's (UWS) honours women in Greater Western Sydney and formally recognises their contribution to the development of the region. The Women of the West Award is an initiative that demonstrates the University’s advocacy of social justice and equal opportunity, and commitment to engaging with communities in GWS to establish strong and mutually beneficial relationships.
This is an opportunity to publicly recognise the remarkable achievements of a woman from your profession, community, or network. Each year, nominees are drawn from a variety of backgrounds including education, health services, local industry, volunteering, environmental groups, government and non-government organisations.The awards will be presented at the University’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day which will be held on Friday 8 March, 2013. All are welcome to attend the celebration, please visit the International Women’s Day form (opens in a new window) to register your attendance.
Congratulations to all those women from across Greater Western Sydney nominated for the 2013 UWS Women of the West Award and Young Women of the West Award.
Nominees for UWS Women of the West
- Dr Nargis Banu - Environmental Scientist (opens in a new window)
- Priscilla Brice-Weller - Managing Director, All Together Now (opens in a new window)
- Sister Marlene Chedid – Principal, Our Lady of Lebanon (opens in a new window)
- Sue Coleman - Group Manager, City Services, Parramatta City Council (opens in a new window)
- Emma Dehnen - Volunteer Fundraiser, Food Within Ltd. (opens in a new window)
- Mandy Edwards - Placement Consultant, Indigenous Employment Program, Max Employment (opens in a new window)
- Rachael Haynes - Senior Psychologist & Owner, White Rose Psychology (opens in a new window)
- Ranell Hobson - Head Teacher Sport and Fitness, TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute, Nepean College (opens in a new window)
- Sheila Holcombe - Chief Executive Officer, Nepean-Blue Mountains Medicare Local (opens in a new window)
- Yvonne Keane - President; Founder and CEO, Hear the Children Early Intervention Centre; Reach for the Rainbow Foundation (opens in a new window)
- Linda Kemp - Chief Executive Officer, Complete Recruitment Solutions (opens in a new window)
- Wendie Lambert – President, Blacktown ComputerPals (opens in a new window)
- Alison McLaren - former President, WSROC Ltd. (opens in a new window)
- Lucy Reggio - President and Founder, Special Needs Ability Program Providers (SNAPP) (opens in a new window)
- Rayna Shelley - Head Teacher VET/Science/TAS, Department of Education and Communities (opens in a new window)
- Mrs Deborah Tuckey - Manager Family Daycare, Camden Council (opens in a new window)
Nominees for UWS Young Women of the West
- Mariah Okeroa – Mentor, Te Huinga Waka Juniors Kapa Haka (opens in a new window)
- Melissa Wolfschoerndl - Student/Volunteer, University of Western Sydney (opens in a new window)
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