Nominations are now open for the 2022 Inspiring South Australian Women’s Award

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Inspiring South Australian Women’s Awards, which honours the most influential and inspiring women in the SA community.

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Inspiring South Australian Women’s Awards, which will honour the most influential and inspiring women who contribute to community life.

If you know of an inspiring woman, you can make her year by paying her the ultimate compliment of nominating her for the awards. Nomination is simple and comprises just five easy questions.

The Inspiring South Australian Women’s Award (formerly known as the Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award), recognises an outstanding woman who has made a significant contribution to the community.

Minister for Human Services, Michelle Lensink, says this award is an opportunity to acknowledge and thank women in the community who are leading the change and inspiring future generations.

“These women are a real inspiration to both present and future generations of girls, looking up to empowered women of all backgrounds who are leading innovation, change and growth in South Australian’s economy and civic life,” Minister Lensink says.

“We encourage everyone to participate by nominating women that are either emerging leaders in their communities, or women working or volunteering in areas including health, education, disability, science and medicine, arts and the media, sport and recreation, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives and the prevention of violence.”

Australia Day Council of South Australia CEO, Jan Chorley, says the Inspiring South Australian Women’s Awards give us all the opportunity to nominate the women who are heroes in our own world.

“This is now the time to shine the spotlight on the inspirational women in South Australia who make a difference in the lives of others each and every day,” Jan says.

“These awards are about celebrating those women who constantly stand up and stand out amongst us. We do not need to just look as far as the famous faces on television and in newspapers to find them, as they exist in our everyday lives. 

“She is the volunteer, the person always there to help us, our friends or family out – she inspires us to be a better version of ourselves.  

“The beauty of these awards is that anyone befitting the criteria is eligible.  We just need to take the time to think about those special women that are a part of our every day and their selfish contributions that benefit others.”

There are two categories for the awards – Inspiring SA Woman’s Award and Emerging Leader’s Award. To be eligible for both awards, the person must be an Australian citizen, work and reside in SA and have made an outstanding contribution to the community.

Nominations for the awards are open until October 31, 2021.

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