Celebrating inspiring women on International Women’s Day

Published on 02 March 2023


Moyne Shire Council will again honour inspiring women from the community as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

More than 50 nominations were received for the annual awards which will be presented at a lunch event at the Port Fairy Bowls Club on Wednesday March 8 – International Women’s Day.

The event will feature Mayor Karen Foster and Mpower COO Trudy Marr in Conversation, discussing the importance of women in leadership.

Mayor Cr Karen Foster, Director Economy and Place Jodie McNamara and past Inspiring Women of Moyne winner Hannah Morris have selected the winners from the extensive list of nominees.

Cr Karen Foster said it was important for women in the Moyne community to be acknowledged for their valuable contributions.

“Each of the nominations highlight the extraordinary women across Moyne and their remarkable and inspiring stories.”

“We have received over 50 nominations, and each woman has been nominated because they inspire someone and make a difference to their life or the life of the community.”

“These awards are huge passion of mine and provide a wonderful opportunity to celebrate women making positive impacts in the community while continuing the push for greater gender equality.”

Tickets for the event can be booked online at www.moyne.vic.gov.au/womenofmoyne

This year’s IWD theme is #EmbraceEquity and focuses on collectively playing an important role in forging an equal world free from bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.


2023 Nominees:

Adele McDonald

Amy Armstrong

Amy Atwell

Armour Beardsley

Ashleigh Pruys

Bree Ryan

Catherine Haldane

Charlotte Sutcliffe

Claudia Matthews

Diana Walkenhorst

Donna Smith

Effie Griffin

Emma Read

Jane Fitzgibbon

Jenni Hider-Smith

Jennifer Buchanan

Jenny Mclean

Jenny Ward

Jo Canham

Jo Sinclair

Joan Young

Julie Holcombe

Karen Foster

Karen Jackson

Kate Donelan

Kayla Grant

Kerry Boyden

Kristie Kelly

Leah Oswin

Linda McPherson

Lisette Mill

Lizzie Mackley

Loretta Gurnett

Lucinda Whitson

Lucy Lehne

Lynda Beekhof

Margaret Cavaleri

Martina Murrihy

Mary Ewan

Michelle Arnold

Michelle Daga

Michelle McQuilton

Mikala Todd

Natasha Mills

Nicole Dwyer

Rhonda Henry

Seona Poynton

Sheryl Reed

Susan Thomas

Tracey Wilson

Val Davis

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