2017 NSW Women of the Year Awards
Now in its sixth year, the NSW Women of the Year Awards recognises and celebrates the outstanding contribution made by women across NSW to industry, community, and society.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Women Tanya Davies congratulated the recipients of the awards.
“The Women of the Year Awards recognise the many inspirational women leading the way in their fields across NSW and the calibre of the finalists was very high,” Ms Berejiklian said.
The winner of the 2017 Premier’s Woman of the Year Award is Associate Professor Catherine Birman.
“As one of the most experienced cochlear implant surgeons in the world, Associate Professor Catherine Birman has helped almost 1000 NSW residents through life-changing procedures,” Ms Berejiklian said.
Advocate and mentor for Indigenous women, Kristal Kinsela was named the 2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year.
“Kristal is an outstanding woman who is an advocate and mentor for Aboriginal women,” Mrs Davies said.
“She is passionate about helping corporate and government clients increase their productivity, performance and Aboriginal engagement.”
Winners from the other individual categories:
- Community Hero Award – Debbie Higgison
- Harvey Norman Young Woman of the Year Award – Dr Nicole Seebacher
- REX Airlines Regional Woman of the Year Award – Julia Harpham
- NSW Business Woman of the Year Award – Gina Field
“These awards support the government’s commitment to building an equitable, inclusive and safe society where all women are valued and respected, can contribute meaningfully, and can enjoy the rights, freedoms, and protections to which everyone in NSW is entitled,” Mrs Davies said.