2022 NSW Young Woman of the Year Award
A woman aged 18-30 years, who has demonstrated incredible potential or achievement in her chosen field, passion, or area of interest.
Electorate: North Shore
Emily Bobis is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Compass IoT, a tech start-up whose real-time data analysis of cars swerving or breaking to detect trends and patterns halved the number of car crashes on one of Sydney’s busiest roads.
Ms Bobis won the 2021 UTS Startup of the year and UTS Best Start-up (established). She was also a finalist for the 2021 Sydney Young Entrepreneurship Award, and named a Top 50 Small business leader in 2021.
Driven to change perceptions, Ms Bobis mentors other young women to unapologetically take up entrepreneurship.
An assistant Taekwondo instructor of 11 years, Ms Bobis draws parallels between long-term self-defence training and entrepreneurship: It’s the persistency, and learning how to persevere through discomfort that makes the difference.
Electorate: Castle Hill
Julie Charlton is an athlete and advocate for people with disability, dedicated to sharing her message of inclusivity and equality.
From the age of eight, Ms Charlton has been speaking to primary school students and teachers about disability and inclusion. She is passionate about people with disability having full control of their lives and advises government on youth and disability issues.
Ms Charlton helped design the first National Disability Summit in 2020 and was recently appointed to the NSW Disability Council.
As well as being an advocate, Ms Charlton is also an elite para-athlete who has represented Australia and now runs her own athletics coaching business for people of all ages and abilities. She is studying a Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Management.
Camille Goldstone-Henry is a Kamilaroi woman, wildlife conservation scientist and the founder of biodiversity tech start-up Xylo Systems.
Miss Goldstone-Henry founded Xylo Systems in 2020 after realising that conservation projects were siloed and duplicating efforts.
Xylo Systems is a cloud-based platform that tracks conservation projects and aggregates data using artificial intelligence to provide decision makers with insights to optimise conversation resources. It was a finalist in the Wild Idea Incubator 2020 and the Taronga Zoo HATCH Accelerator 2021.
Miss Goldstone-Henry received Highly Commended at the UNSW Sir Rupert Myers Sustainability Awards 2021 and the Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Award 2021. She is proud to be paving the way for indigenous people and young women in STEM and tech.
Angelique Wan - Winner
Angelique Wan is the co-founder and CEO of Consent Labs, a female-founded and youth-led organisation that educates young people on consent and respectful relationships in schools and universities across Australia.
Motivated by her first-hand experiences of inadequate consent training, Ms Wan co-founded Consent Labs to ensure that all students were receiving adequate consent training as part of their broader education. To date, Consent Labs has delivered training to 10,000 people nationally.
Ms Wan is driven to make the voices of young people heard, and to ensure that everyone has the ability to make informed decisions.
She is currently working on a program for regional communities as well as one for people with intellectual disabilities and their support workers.