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Media Relase: Professor Hala Zreiqat wins top accolade at 2018 NSW Women of the Year Awards

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08 Mar 2018

An extraordinary contribution to regenerative medicine and orthopaedic research in NSW and an unwavering commitment to improving opportunities for women around the world has won Professor Hala Zreiqat the top accolade at the 2018 NSW Women of the Year awards.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Women Tanya Davies today announced the winners of seven award categories, at a breakfast ceremony at the International Convention Centre Sydney.

“The selflessness and skill that all of the winners and finalists have shown echo through their communities and make real positive impacts on people’s lives,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“On behalf of the NSW Government I commend each of the winners for their outstanding achievements, and look forward to seeing what they do next.”

Mrs Davies said a record number of votes were received this year, with more than 14,000 people taking part online.

“The Awards are an important opportunity to acknowledge women who are driving important change through their passions and purpose and we would like to sincerely thank them for contributing so much to NSW,” Mrs Davies said.

Winners in each of the individual categories are:

To learn more about finalists and winners please visit

*Vision, grabs and photos of winners available here.