City of Canterbury Bankstown Women’s Awards

City of Canterbury Bankstown Women’s Awards
CBCity’s Women’s Awards Program is an opportunity to recognise women across our City for their exceptional contribution, hard work and determination in the community. CBCity’s Women’s Awards Program is an opportunity to recognise women across our City for their exceptional contribution, hard work and determination in the community.  
International Women's Day 2023

 

CBCity’s Women’s Awards Program is an opportunity to recognise women across our City for their exceptional contribution, hard work and determination in the community.

We’re looking for the type of women who help out and make a big difference to you and/or the people around them.
Award categories

  • Woman of the Year: recognises a female resident (age 16+) of Canterbury-Bankstown who has made a significant contribution to the community
  • Community Woman of the Year: recognises a female worker from a local community organisation who has made a significant contribution to the community

Woman of the Year

Winner - Sandra Younes (Fitness/health trainer)
Runner up - Aunty Lyn Martin (Local Elders, Advisory Committee vice chairperson)

Finalists

  • Manorma (Norma) Smith (Volunteer in CBCity for 25 years, language classes and JP services at CBCity libraries, member of Interfaith Network)       
  • Marlene Hallak (Inspirational woman to those around her)       
  • Thea Davies (Volunteer, member of Rotary and VIEW Club, runs community programs to support disadvantaged)

Community Woman of the Year

Winner - Ronnie Wang (Asian Women at Work)
Runner Up - Mona Mahamad (Community Support Services Inc)

Finalists

  • Diana Musa (Creating Links)        
  • Finn O’Branagáin (Outloud)        
  • Laura Umansky Zamora (Coolaburoo Neighbourhood Centre)        
  • Lee-Anne Taylor (Koorana Supported Playgroups)
  • Naomi Prepah (Whole Hearted Care)        
  • Patricia Angelopoulos (Koorana Child & Family Services)        
  • Sanjalin Krishan (Community Hub Leader-Villawood East Public School)        
  • Souhair Afiouny (Community Leader)

 

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.