Nominations open for Women in Community Life Awards

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Nominations are now open for women living and working in the City of Greater Geelong to be celebrated at the annual Women in Community Life Awards.

Now in their seventh year, the awards acknowledge the amazing achievements of women* in contributing to a fairer, more equitable community and to advancing gender equality in the Geelong region.

The theme for 2022 is Climate Action – Disaster and Resilience, and the awards will be presented as part of the City’s International Women’s Day celebrations on Thursday 10 March 2022.

Award nominations are open across seven categories:

  • Women in Community Life for Leadership in Times of Crisis – sponsored by Committee for Geelong
  • Women in Community Life First Nation’s Woman - sponsored by Christine Couzens, MP
  • Women in Community Life for Climate Action - Disaster and Resilience (annual theme) - sponsored by Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West
  • Women in Community Life for Disability Rights - sponsored by Barwon Health
  • Women in Community Life for Women’s Health - sponsored by Jean Hailes
  • Women in Community Life for Human Rights - sponsored by Zonta Club of Geelong
  • Women in Community Life for Education Award - sponsored by Soroptimist International of Geelong.

One woman can be nominated for up to three different awards, and to be eligible, the nominee must be a woman* living or working in the Greater Geelong region.

Nominations close at 5:00pm on Friday 17 December 2021 and will be assessed by a selection panel.

For more information about award categories, the eligibility and selection criteria, visit our Women in Community Life Awards 2022 page.

If you have a question about the awards or nomination process, contact our Gender Equity Officer, Rebecca Callahan, by calling 03 5272 5053 or emailing [email protected], or emailing Naomi Manning at [email protected].

* Refers to cis and trans women and gender non-binary people.


Mayor Stephanie Asher

The Climate Action – Disaster and Resilience category allows us to acknowledge women’s roles in supporting climate action and disaster responses.

Recent history has shown the extra duties that fall to women in times of crisis, given the burden for women in supporting the wider community during the pandemic.


Councillor Belinda Moloney

We have so many women in Greater Geelong making remarkable achievements in our local communities – these awards recognise and celebrate those women.

Sharing the accomplishments and stories of female role models in our region allows us to thank them for their contributions and helps to inspire other women and future generations.

If you know a woman who’s made a big difference in their community this year, please nominate them for an award.





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