Awards Night Celebrates Women’s Achievements in Health and Social Change Causes Across NSW
Congratulations to the following well-deserved winners of the awards:
Winners of Supporting Women’s Health Awards
- Dr Bibiana Chan – Community Flower Studio, Chatswood Youth Centre
- Dr Sue Velovski – Northen Rivers, NSW, SBS Macedonian Radio
Winner of Building Women’s Resilience Award
Winner of Enhancing Women’s Empowerment Awards
- Suet Koon Lai – Australia-wide
Winner of Advancing Women’s Opportunity Award
On Wednesday 8th March 2023 (International Women’s Day), Resilience Together Association was delighted to have hosted the NSW Women’s Contribution Awards which was attended by over 120 people. The event has received much media publicity including TVB Australia, Today Sydney, JAMs TV and live-streaming on New Impressions Media where it was watched by over 8400 online audiences and received over 20,000 thumbs ups in just one hour.
We especially thank our guests of honour and presenters of the awards: Ms Jenny Leong Member for Newtown; Mr Tim James – Member for Willoughby; Ms Tanya Taylor – the Mayor for the City of Willoughby; Ms Barbara Ward – the Deputy Mayor of Ku-ring-gai; Ms.Penny Pedersen – Councillor of Ryde; Mr. Jam Xia – Councillor for the City of Willoughby; Mr. Daniel Tebbutt – Austrade , Head of Resources, Energy, Services, Education, and Infrastructure; Mr Vincent Lim – President of Haymarket Chamber of Commerce; Ms Josephine Lam JP, OAM – Director of Australia National Education Group and President of Australia Fujian Association; Mr Simon Chan – President of Chinese Australia Forum Association; Ms Nancy Wang – President of Australian Women United Association. The Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC – Minister of Women and Ms Kylea Tink MP of North Sydney sent keynote messages and congratulations for our winners via a recorded video shown at the Award night.
The Awards were only made possible through the unstinting support from Women NSW and our sponsors. It was a collective effort by many volunteers in our organizing committee and selection panel that gave up their time so generously.
On the Awards night, an audience of politicians, event sponsors, and awards participants’ family and friends were moved by each advocate in being instrumental to promote positive social change, wellness and healing.
Our awards’ finalists offered outreach in guidance, activities, workshops and talks, in workplace or community volunteer settings. This group of 15 women have helped guide many thousands of Australians to improve their lives when faced with difficulties with health, mental health issues, domestic violence, migration, or life and death situations.
Stories reflected how inspired work programs, talks and how newly created unique activities assist in communities across New South Wales. In the women’s space, award recipients identified pathways to assist women to develop resilience when faced with cancer, mental and physical problems, abuse, trying to find employment with only beginners level English, and migrant challenges.
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