LAKE Macquarie and Central Coast residents are being encouraged to highlight the brilliant women in their lives by nominating them for the 2020 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
NSW Liberal Upper House MP for the Hunter, Taylor Martin, said nominees might come from a person's personal or professional life.
"So many Hunter women pour their heart and soul into their careers, families and volunteer work, strengthening and enriching our community," Mr Martin said.
"The women nominated are inspiring role models for all young women and girls in the Hunter and it's time we show them that they are appreciated. I urge all Hunter residents to spend a few minutes on a nomination and let the women in their lives know they are valued."
Minister for Women, Bronwyn Taylor, said the awards recognised women who had demonstrated excellence in business and society or made outstanding contributions to their community.
"I urge everyone to submit a nomination and recognise the many brilliant women and young women who are achieving so much in their fields in NSW, and making our communities stronger," Ms Taylor said.
"Women from all walks of life make significant contributions to their communities while overcoming gender inequality, raising families, and pursuing careers in male-dominated fields. This is your chance to recognise these women and let them know their hard work does not go unnoticed."
Women can be nominated in seven award categories:
- NSW Premier's Award Woman of the Year;
- NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year;
- Community Hero Award;
- Rex Airlines Regional Woman of the Year Award;
- Harvey Normal Young Woman of the Year Award;
- NSW Business Woman of the Year Award; and
- First State Super Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations for 2020 close on Friday, October 25, 2019.
Winners will be announced in Sydney on March 5, 2020, ahead of International Women's Day.
For further information or to submit a nomination visit women.nsw.gov.au.