Nominations open for the Australian Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is proud to announce that nominations are now open for the 2021 Australian Awards for Excellence in Women’s Leadership.

The awards recognise individuals who, through the visibility of their actions, have significantly advanced the standing of and opportunities for women, with the intention of further advancing equitable access for women in all facets of society.

Suzi Finkelstein, CEO of WLA and parent company, the Australian School of Applied Management (ASAM), said of the awards; “We believe that providing ongoing opportunities for women’s achievements and contributions to be recognised and celebrated is essential. The Australian Awards for Excellence in Women’s Leadership are an opportunity to recognise women who, by virtue of their actions, create opportunities for other women to advance in all areas of our society.”

Nominations close on the 29th of November at 5pm ADST. One National Award will be presented, as well as awards for each state and territory. More information and a nomination form can be found here. The winners will be announced in early 2021.

This year’s winners were:

  • National: Nova Peris OAM OLY
  • Queensland: Ash Barty
  • Western Australia: Dianne Smith-Gander AO
  • South Australia: Annabel Crabb
  • Australian Capital Territory: Georgiena Whelan AM CSC and Bar
  • New South Wales: Dr Kerryn Phelps AM
  • Victoria: Jamila Rizvi
  • Northern Territory: Priscilla Atkins
  • Tasmania: Cr. Zelinda Sherlock



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