Local Women of the Year Awards

Local Women of the Year Awards
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The 2020 Local Women of the Year Awards in Canterbury-Bankstown showcases the diversity and strength of women in our City and formally recognises their contribution to the development of the region. Local Women of the Year Awards The 2020 Local Women of the Year Awards in Canterbury-Bankstown showcases the diversity and strength of women in our City and formally recognises their contribution to the development of the region. Community; Community Awards

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Local Women of the Year 2020 results

Thank you to all of the women in our community continue to go above and beyond for others and are clearly making a difference.

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Local Woman of the Year: congratulations ​Margaret Williams (pictured centre).

For 40 years, Margaret has fought for Aboriginal needs and fostered many Indigenous children.

Congratulations to the following winners for 2020:

  • Local Woman Award: Margaret Williams;
  • Local Woman Community Award: Jennifer Ashwood;
  • Young Local Woman Award: Toni Maree Barsby;
  • Local Sports Woman Award: Yusra Metwally;
  • Creative Arts and Cultural Woman Award: Sara Mansour;
  • 4ESydney Woman HipHop Activist Award: Kween G; and
  • Woman Activism Award: Joumana Menzalji El Jamal.

2020 Finalists

We would like to send a further congratulations to our finalists who have all demonstrated significant influence in Canterbury-Bankstown:

  • Fatima Kourouche;
  • Lina Sari;
  • Maria Cheng;
  • Meher Sultana;
  • Rajya Arabi;
  • Shazia Tarannum;
  • Abir Chahal;
  • Karen Craigie;
  • Ola Elhassan
  • Trish Leverett;
  • Zeinab Musseme;
  • Judith Payne;
  • Claude Nassif Harb;
  • Eman Kalaoun;
  • Alice Tauv;​
  • ​Enssaf Makableh;
  • Laura Luna-Zamora; and
  • Amani Haydar.

The Local Women of the Year Awards in Canterbury-Bankstown showcases the diversity and strength of women in our City and formally recognises their contribution to the development of the region.

Submitting a nomination

Nominations are now closed.

Award categories

  • Local Woman of the Year Award
  • Local Woman Community Award
  • Young Local Woman Award (18-35 years as of 31 December 2020)
  • Local Sports Woman of the Year
  • Creative Arts and Cultural Woman Award
  • Woman HipHop Activist of the Year
  • Woman Activism Award​​

Award criteria

Canterbury-Bankstown community are invited to nominate women who:

  • Live and/or work in the Canterbury-Bankstown area;
  • Demonstrate leadership;
  • Contribute to improving the lives of people in Canterbury-Bankstown; and
  • Demonstrate achievements or outcomes above and beyond their occupational roles.

The above criteria apply for all categories.

Women holding senior state or federal government roles are ineligible to be nominated. Women who are currently employed by the City of Canterbury Bankstown are ineligible to be nominated.  

What happens next?

After the nomination period, the nominees will be invited explain their contributions through a short written or video application.

Winners will be publicly announced as part of Canterbury Bankstown International Women's Day celebrations late March.

For more information, please contact Council's Cultural and Inclusion Officer, Turkan Aksoy, on turkan.aksoy@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

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