In Victoria? Know a remarkable woman? Help ECEC shine by nominating them now
The Victorian Government is encouraging the community to nominate important women in their lives as part of the 2022 Victorian Honour Roll of Women, providing an opportunity to showcase the number of women making a difference for children as part of their broader work in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector.
Minister for Women Gabrielle Williams opened nominations for the program which recognises women who make significant and lasting contributions to the community and forge a brighter path for all Victorians.
“You can’t be what you can’t see. When we recognise and celebrate the diverse achievements of women in our community it serves to inspire the next generation of leaders and change makers,” Ms Williams said, highlighting the value of strong female leadership for the next generation of women.
More than 700 women have been named on the Honour Roll since its inception in 2001, with nominations, including self nominations, now open in the following five categories:
- Trailblazer – an inspiring role model who effectively leads the way for women starting out in a field that is traditionally male-dominated and has significant barriers for women
- Local champion – a dedicated member of their community who has used their skills and expertise in a voluntary or professional capacity
- Change agent – a woman who has made an enduring commitment in their field of expertise, interest or endeavour that has brought about significant and lasting change
- Emerging leader – a young woman redefining leadership in their chosen career, field or passion
- Leading through disaster – a woman has led their organisation or community in disaster preparedness and response at a grassroots, state or global level
Emerging Leader and Leading through disaster categories were introduced last year and will carry over in 2022. This will help recognise young women and their achievements and acknowledge women’s leadership in natural disasters and COVID-19 response and recovery.
To make a nomination please click here.
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