I wish to encourage members of the Heathcote community to vote for finalists for the 2019 NSW Women of the Year Awards.

All of the finalists make extraordinary contributions to their communities and should be congratulated.

I would urge everyone in Heathcote to take a look at the finalists’ stories online and show their support by submitting a vote.

Minister for Women Tanya Davies today announced young female entrepreneurs, humanitarian ambassadors and cancer researchers are among the 28 finalists who have been nominated for the Awards ahead of the inaugural NSW Women’s Week.

“The Awards celebrate the extraordinary contributions of NSW women, and by casting a vote individuals not only help to recognise the finalists’ outstanding achievements, but also highlight their stories to inspire other women,” Mrs Davies said.

“This year’s finalists are just a handful of the thousands of women who make a difference in our communities, and I urge everyone across NSW to show their support by viewing these remarkable stories online and submitting their vote.”

Finalists are listed in the following 2019 Awards categories, which are now open to the public for online voting:

  • Community Hero Award,
  • Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year Award,
  • Rex Airlines Regional Woman of the Year Award,
  • NSW Business Woman of the Year Award, and
  • First State Super Lifetime Achievement Award.

To submit your vote, or read more about the finalists, visit: www.women.nsw.gov.au.

Voting closes on February 15, with winners to be announced at the 2019 NSW Women of the Year Awards at the International Convention Centre Sydney on March 7.