Grants and awards | August 23, 2016
Victorian Honour Roll of Women
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is calling for local nominations for the 2017 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
“I have met many remarkable women from across the Lowan Electorate, who through their leadership and commitment are making lasting contributions within their communities,” Ms Kealy said.
"We have a great depth of talent in many fields and the Honour Roll is an excellent initiative to ensure local women receive the recognition they deserve,” she said.
Past inductees to the Victorian Honour Roll of Women have included Melbourne Cup Winner Michelle Payne and 2015 Australian of the year Rosie Batty.
“It is important the honour roll includes women from right across Victoria including our regional and rural areas,” Ms Kealy said.
“If people know of a local woman who has made or is making an outstanding contribution to the community and is a genuine role model, then nominating them is a wonderful way of saying thank you,” she said.
Since its commencement in 2001, the Honour Roll has acknowledged and celebrated the outstanding achievements of 582 Victorian women who have contributed to change across a broad spectrum of passions and interests.
Nominations for this year close on Friday, 7 October 2016 and further information is available at www.vic.gov.au/honourrollofwomen or by phoning the Department of Premier and Cabinet on 1300 366 356.
“Successful nominees will be announced in March next year as part of International Women’s Day celebrations and it would be tremendous to see some nominations from across Western Victoria,” Ms Kealy said.