Department of Family and Community Services

Have your say on NSW Women of the Year

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09 Feb 2018

Youth advocates, entrepreneurs and a drone pilot are among the 28 women selected as finalists for the 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards, Minister for Women Tanya Davies announced today.

A panel of leading NSW women has nominated four women in seven categories, selected from hundreds of nominations. NSW residents are able to vote online for the finalists in five of the seven categories.

Mrs Davies urged NSW residents to read the finalists’ stories online, learn about their incredible achievements and show support by casting a vote by February 23.

“A huge congratulation to each of the remarkable women nominated this year, who are without a doubt worthy contenders for these prestigious Awards. Their personal stories of sacrifice, hard work and success are truly inspiring,” Mrs Davies said.

“In just a few clicks online you can get to know and encourage these outstanding women, by helping them get the recognition they deserve.”

The following 2018 Awards categories are now open to the public for online voting:

  • Community Hero Award
  • Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year Award
  • Rex Airlines Regional Woman of the Year Award
  • NSW Business Woman of the Year Award
  • First State Super Lifetime Achievement Award *new in 2018

Winners will be announced at the NSW Women of the Year Awards breakfast ceremony at the International Convention Centre Sydney on March 8 - International Women’s Day.

For the list of nominees and to cast your vote visit Voting closes Friday February 23, 2018.