Nominations open for 2021 Blacktown City Woman of the Year
Published on 13 January 2021
Do you know a passionate, dedicated, or inspiring woman who deserves recognition for their contribution to Blacktown City?
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Blacktown City Woman of the Year Award.
The Woman of the Year Award recognises the outstanding achievement of women within the local community through voluntary or paid work.
The Award forms part of Blacktown City’s annual celebrations for International Women’s Day on 8 March.
International Women’s Day is a global event which commemorates the achievements of women and highlights women’s equality worldwide.
The theme for International Women's Day in 2021 is 'Choose to Challenge'.
Mayor of Blacktown City, Tony Bleasdale OAM, encouraged Blacktown City residents to recognise the strong, dedicated, and passionate women in the local community via a nomination to the Award.
“International Women’s Day is celebrated each year to inspire women to achieve their full potential and to highlight women’s equality, and inequality, worldwide,” Mayor Bleasdale said.
“We adopt this annual event as an opportunity to also spotlight the achievements of many of our community-spirited women in Blacktown City.”
The Award is open to women aged 16 years and over who currently live or work in the Blacktown City local government area.
Nominations can be made for a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to their local community, inspired others to contribute to their local community, risen above adversity to reach their goals, consistently demonstrated exceptional and progressive leadership, mentored and inspired other women, or demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity.
Council’s Women's Advisory Committee, including members of the community and Council, will consider nominations and select the 2021 Blacktown City Woman of the Year.
To nominate for the Award or for more information visit https://www.blacktown.nsw.gov.au.
Nominations close at midday on Monday, 15 February, 2021.
Full-time postgraduate student, volunteer and research assistant Lisa Lewis was named as the 2020 Blacktown City Woman of the Year.
Ms Lewis is a volunteer with the Australian Red Cross and Amnesty International. She received the 2018 Outstanding Youth Leader of Western Sydney Award and is also an adviser to a number of organisations including the Migrant and Refugee Women’s Coalition and the Western Sydney Local Health District.
Photo: Blacktown City Deputy Mayor, Councillor Julie Griffiths, with 2020 Blacktown City Woman of the Year Lisa Lewis, and Mayor of Blacktown City, Tony Bleasdale OAM.