Thursday 17th May 2018
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged women in the Murray Plains electorate to recognise outstanding local peers by nominating them for the 2019 Victorian Honour Roll of Women.
Since 2001 the Honour Roll has acknowledged and celebrated the achievements of over 600 amazing and inspirational Victorian women.
Mr Walsh said the prestigious award was an excellent opportunity to identify female trailblazers across the Murray Plains electorate and acknowledge the contribution they make within their communities.
“Our rural communities have so many local champions who make a positive impact on countless lives every day.
“Nominating them for the Honour Roll recognizes the inspiration they have given to other women to reach and exceed their goals” Mr Walsh said.
Nominations will be accepted in any one of three categories:
A trailblazer is an inspiring role model who may be a first or founder in their field. They effectively break new ground and lay a foundation for women starting out in a traditionally male-dominated field. This category may include young women and women who challenge traditional gender stereotypes attitudes and norms.
A local champion is a dedicated member of her community. They have used their skills and expertise either in a voluntary or professional capacity. A local champion may be an unsung hero a woman whose substantive contributions are deserving of wider recognition.
A change agent is a woman who has made an enduring commitment that has brought about significant and lasting change. They are renowned with their field of expertise and have lifted the visibility of women as subject matter experts. Through persistence and determination a change agent shines a light on a particular cause initiates much needed reforms or supports a shift in public perception.
Nominations are now open and close on 28th May 2018.